BURNING RAIN founding members Doug Aldrich (guitar) and Keith St. John (vocals) will embark on the acoustic "Stripped & Naked" tour this month. The duo will primarily perform new songs to promote the release of BURNING RAIN's fourth studio album, "Face The Music". They will also perform some of their favorites from the past three BURNING RAIN records and some favorite covers from WHITESNAKE, MONTROSE and a few surprises.
BURNING RAIN was established in 1998 by Aldrich and St. John. After meeting through mutual friends, Aldrich and St. John commenced work on what would eventually become their self-titled debut album. The 1999 record established BURNING RAIN as a hungry-yet-seasoned group of musicians. Although the album was limited in its release, it did receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike for their take on heavy, bluesy hard rock. The following year, BURNING RAIN released the follow-up, "Pleasure To Burn", which showed a matured Aldrich-St. John collaboration that gained even higher praise than the first album.
In 2001, Aldrich joined DIO and later departed in 2003 as he was approached by David Coverdale to join a newly reformed WHITESNAKE, while St. John joined forces with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. While still in WHITESNAKE, Aldrich started working on new BURNING RAIN music, which saw the light of day in 2013 as the album "Epic Obsession". Their third release was again met with enthusiams from fans and critics alike. Aldrich would later leave WHITESNAKE and join THE DEAD DAISIES and REVOLUTION SAINTS, which left BURNING RAIN on an extended hiatus.
In addition to Aldrich and St. John, "Face The Music" features Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on drums and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass.