HELLYEAH will celebrate the life of its late drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott, with a special performance on May 11 at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The band announced the concert earlier today via social media, writing: "Please join us, Together, with our Metal Family, Friends, and Fans, to celebrate the life of our Brother and Bandmate with a very special One Night Only Event – 'HELLYEAH: A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Paul' at House of Blues Las Vegas Saturday May 11.
"General Tickets On Sale Friday March 8, 10am PST. Packages On Sale Today 12pm PST. Vinnie Paul House of Blues Las Vegas KOMP 92.3 Las Vegas #333"
HELLYEAH filmed footage for a new music video on Friday, March 1 at Duff's Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. The clip is for a song apparently titled "333", which will appear on the band's upcoming album. The LP will mark the group's final effort with Abbott, who passed away in June 2018.
Vinnie Paul died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. His death was the result of chronic weakening of the heart muscle — basically meaning his heart couldn't pump blood as well as a healthy heart.
Not long before his death, Vinnie laid down the drum tracks for HELLYEAH's sixth album.
Like the last two records, 2016's "Unden!able" and 2014's "Blood For Blood", the new disc was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko.
The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30, 2018 next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He was laid to rest in a custom "Kiss Kasket" provided by KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The casket was offered as a gift at Vinnie's family's request. Vinnie was also buried in some of his trademark clothes, including his hat, shoes and flannel.
A public memorial for Vinnie Paul was held on July 1, 2018 at Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.