The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", can be seen below. The disc will be released on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music.
HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The show, which began with an emotional procession by the Las Vegas Golden Knights DrumBots, and a live painting by renowned fine-artist Rob Prior, marked the first time the band has taken the stage since Vinnie's passing and the debut of STONE SOUR member Roy Mayorga as Vinnie's replacement. In a poignant moment during the set, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes presented the band with an official proclamation from the Clark County Board of Commissioners declaring May 11th, 2019 as "Vinnie Paul Day" for his incomparable role as a musician, and helping make the entertainment industry in the city of Las Vegas what it is today. A portion of the proceeds from the sold-out show, were donated to the American Heart Association in honor of Vinnie Paul.
"Welcome Home", the eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul's final recordings, will contain 10 songs, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother, including the "333", the title track and "Oh My God", all three of which were recently released.
As bassist Kyle Sanders so succinctly stated: "While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can't not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we're not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn't promote this record properly. He'd be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever… and we know that."
HELLYEAH's 18-city headlining summer outing will kick off on Tuesday, July 23 in Atlanta, and will culminate in a special celebration on Saturday, August 17 in Dallas, Texas.