Following the release of their long awaited second album ‘III’, the hottest rock & roll band in the world, Chickenfoot
, have announced a 5-date UK and European tour for January 2012; their first European concerts since July 2009.
Tickets for the January 2012 European concerts will go on sale from Friday October 14th 2011, further info detailed below, and at www.chickenfoot.us
Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani
and Van Halen duo, bassist Michael Anthony
& frontman Sammy Hagar
, Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith
has temporarily handed his sticks over to the legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff
, who will join the band for these concerts. Says Joe Satriani, "Kenny brings that same combination of super chops and wild energy to the band that we're used to; and, offstage, he's just as crazy as Chad.”Chickenfoot
will perform songs from their gold-selling, eponymous debut album, alongside tracks from the critically acclaimed ‘III’, for the very first time outside of the United States. The European tour kicks off at the Manchester Academy on Thursday January 12th 2012, followed by London’s O2 Academy Brixton (Sat January 14th), Paris Olympia (Monday January 16th), Tilburg O13 (Tuesday January 17th) and Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall (Thursday January 19th).Chickenfoot
fans in the UK will be treated to a Planet Rock pre-sale, where tickets can be purchased 24 hours ahead of the October 14th general on-sale date. By visitingwww.planetrock.com
, tickets will be available from 9am on Thursday October 13th.
"'III' is a work of art from start to finish ... the rock album of 2011"
- Fireworks Magazine (UK)
Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), Chickenfoot III
was co-released worldwide on Tuesday September 27th in exclusive and never-before-seen 3D packaging to critical acclaim. The album is released in the UK and Europe by Edel’s international rock and pop label, earMUSIC
“I am very proud of the new album,” says lead singer Sammy Hagar
. “We called it Chickenfoot III because it's so good, and the songs are so tight, that it's like we jumped right past having to make a second record.” He adds, “We’ve established a real trust, Joe and I, we are truly bring out the best in one another, and that spreads to the whole band.”"Chest beating, man-sized heavy rock... One bad-ass supergroup."
- Mojo Magazine
Chickenfoot’s 2009 eponymous debut album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Selling Independent albums of 2009, and #88 in the overall Top-selling 200 Albums of 2009.
Upon release, “Chickenfoot” charted inside the top 20 in Japan and almost every country in Europe (UK, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux). The album charted inside the top 40 in virtually every other country in the world and has been certified Gold by Impala for sales generated in Europe. Chickenfoot were named “Best New Band” at the Classic Rock Magazine awards ceremony in London, 2009.
As “Chickenfoot” did in 2009, “III” has gone straight into the top-10 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, and is currently inside the top-20 right across Europe after a few days on the market."Chickenfoot III is likely to be the best Rock album of the year."
- Rocks Magazine (Germany)Chickenfoot – Official WebsiteearMUSIC – Official Website