Check it out music fans, the band Last In Line (Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard, formerly Dio, Whitesnake) has announced a very limited USA tour that will be hitting Washington state, California and Nevada starting next week. The first date on this tour will be in my city, Seattle on October 21 at Studio 7.
Some of you music fans may not be familiar with this band yet, those of you who are, bravo!! For those of you not in the know just yet, let me tell you who these guys are and why you need to get out and see them on this tour if you can get to one of their tour stops.
So if you haven’t heard of Last In Line, I am sure you’ve at least heard of Dio, metal horns up!! So it’s a safe say you’ve also heard of Vivian Campbell (Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Andrew Freeman (Offspring, Raiding the Rock Vault), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Vince Neil) and Erik Norlander (Asia). Well these guys initially came together in 2012 (with former Dio members Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, line up has since changed) to create Last In Line and earlier this year released an album titled “Heavy Crown”. The band performed at LoudPark Festival and Rocklahoma where they got a great reception. Since then there’s been a steady uprising of fans asking for a USA tour in response to the album release, so in reply the band is starting out with a limited tour but has said a wider tour is their aim as their schedules will allow.
Why should you get out to see them? It’s the first USA tour and most shows are in smaller venues for a more intimate live show, but most of all for some great music of course! As this band gets more recognition, chances are they will not play as many of the small venues so this will be a real treat for fans who want to get up close to see them perform. In addition to their performance, they are also picking great local support bands to open their shows. So by getting out there to see these guys you are also supporting your local artists too. Talk about the real winners, the fans who get to see these live shows!
Get out there and pick up their album and grab some tickets to the show. You can pick up a copy of Last In Line’s “Heavy Crown” on iTunes and AmazonMusic.
Tickets are on sale now, there are limited VIP Meet and Greet tickets too, so if you have been dying to meet any of these guys, now is your chance. Get your tickets here while they last: http://www.lastinlineofficial.com/
October 21: Seattle, Washington-Studio Seven, 7pm (not listed on tour flyer below, but show is happening)
October 22: Costa Mesa, California-Tiki Bar, 7pm
October 23: West Hollywood, California-The Whisky, 7pm
October 28: Sacramento, California-The Boardwalk, 7pm
October 29: Reno, Nevada-Rock Bar
October 30: Las Vegas, Nevada-Vamp’d
Check out the official fall tour announcement via youtube and music video for “Devil In Me” off of the “Heavy Crown” album release: