Reformed British alternative rock band BUSH is starting 2012 on a high note by announcing an arena tour of North America as special guests of NICKELBACK. The much-buzzed-about road show includes SEETHER and will kick off April 10 at the i wireless Center in Moline, Iliinois. Tickets go on sale beginning January 20 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
BUSH's set list will include an electrifying mix of classic hits and brand-new songs from their acclaimed comeback album, "The Sea Of Memories", including new single "Baby Come Home". On Sunday, January 15, BUSH will shoot a companion video for the song in Los Angeles with director Todd Stefani. Stefani previously shot the video for BUSH's cover of FLEETWOOD MAC's "Landslide".
BUSH's new studio album, "The Sea Of Memories", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on September 13, 2011, the CD was produced by Bob Rock (AEROSMITH, METALLICA) and is the first BUSH album to be made available via the band’s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music.
BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale said he's happy to be back with his band because things were "odd and weird" when he was a solo artist. He told People magazine, "Even at the height of everything going really well and the great reaction to [my] solo record, there was always, 'When's the band getting back together?'"
He added, "It was this ricochet around my head. For me, it felt like the right place to be because it feels complete. When I wasn't in BUSH, it was just odd and weird being under my name."
The current BUSH lineup includes original drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz. Traynor replaced original axeman Nigel Pulsford in 2001 while Britz has stepped in for Dave Parsons.