Janet Gardner, best known as the lead vocalist of the all-female rock band VIXEN, will release her debut solo album on August 18 via Pavement Entertainment in conjunction with Pavement's cohorts Eternal Sound Records for Europe. All songs were written, performed and produced by Gardner and her husband of one year, Justin James, a guitarist, songwriter and producer who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO.
Janet and Justin will hit the road in September. They will perform songs from Janet's debut solo album and hits from VIXEN.
Sep. 01 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
Sep. 02 - Chesterfield, MI - Diesel Concert Lounge
Sep. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Sep. 09 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater 1894
Sep. 12 - New York, NY - Iridium
Sep. 14 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Sep. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Fish Head Cantina
Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Ross honored their friend and bandmate, guitarist and founder of VIXEN, Jan Kuehnemund, by resurrecting VIXEN in 2013.
The band was committed to reunite in 2012 but Kuehnemund's cancer diagnosis caused what was thought of at the time as a delay. Sadly, however, after a fierce battle, Kuehnemund succumbed to her illness, thus the reunion was not meant to be.
After discussing the idea with friends and family as well as lead vocalist from VIXEN's pre-reunion lineup, Jenna Sanz-Agero, it was agreed that it was the right decision for the three surviving definitive members to carry on as VIXEN.