CHICKENFOOT III DEBUTS TOP 10 – BAND ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AND TICKETING
LOS ANGELES, CA—October 5, 2011—Chickenfoot III, the new album from the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar – debuted on the Billboard album chart at #9. Friday October 7th, tickets will be available for the recently announced “2011 Road Test Tour,” which will take the band through San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago and New York in early November. European tour dates will also be announced this month.
The album’s first single, “Big Foot,” debuted at #1 on the Mediabase Classic Rock Chart and has maintained the position for nine weeks, earning over 2 million listeners.
“‘Big Foot’ is sinewy, muscular and abundantly familiar – but in a good way. As Hagar sings, ‘that s*** rocks.’” – Billboard Magazine.
“Chickenfoot light a fire under rock ‘n’ roll’s collective ass, setting the pace for the genre as a whole. Chickenfoot III melds monstrous grooves and virtuoso playing in one of the year’s best rock records,” writes Rick Florino of ARTISTdirect.com.
On release day September 27th , Chickenfoot offered fans a very special free Live Concert Webcast: Chickenfoot Presents “III,” performing tracks from the new album and hosting a 30-minute Q&A session with the fans. Chickenfoot III, produced by Mike Fraser, features an elaborately designed 3D package with optical illusions and special codes giving fans a fully immersed creative Chickenfoot experience, creating a spectacle with spectacles. With special “3D optical enhancers,” old-skool 3D glasses that come with each package, the cover and numerous inside photos feature artwork that trick the eye by looking through the two different red and blue lenses of the glasses. A look through the red lens even reveals a very special message on the CD itself.
Chickenfoot III features 10 tracks with so many moments of epiphany that one can barely take them all in on first listen. Colossal, stadium-shaking riffs abound on earth-movers such as “Alright, Alright,” “Last Temptation” and “Lighten Up.” Tradition meets innovation on the Nashville pop-tinged “Different Devil,” the Delta-blues flavored “Something Going Wrong” and the aching rock ballad “Come Closer.” Special video releases and more can be seen at the band’s webpage (www.chickenfoot.us), as well as their podcast, YouTube, Facebook and Google+ pages. Chickenfoot III follows the band’s 2009 debut album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 100 and was certified gold for sales of over 500,000 units by the Recording Industry Association of America.
THE 2011 ROAD TEST TOUR TICKET SALES INFO:
November 1 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
November 2 Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
November 4 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
November 5 Metro Chicago, IL
November 8 Webster Hall New York, NY
Additional dates in Europe are slated and can be found at www.chickenfoot.us.
For the “Big Foot” music video, more information about Chickenfoot, please visit www.chickenfoot.us or stay connected via Twitter at www.twitter.com/chickenfoot and Facebook at www.facebook.com/chickenfoot.