—> Craving some clean fun energy? Charismatic showmanship? A balance of ballads and hard metal riffs? Jackets that light up like fireworks? Well, then Fozzy is the next rock band to check out live.Members include former wrestler + frontman Chris Jericho, guitarists Frank Drake, Billy Grey, and Rich Ward, and drummer Frank Fontsere. Fozzy is currently on their fall tour to support their new album “Judas” released via Century Media Records last year.
—> Favorites include: Painless, Capsized, Burn Me Out, Judas, Elevator, and Drinkin’ with Jesus.
—> Supporting acts included Stone Broken (didn’t get the chance to see), The Stir, and Adelitas Way. Fun fact: I was generous enough to become the chauffeur for Adelitas Super chill, down-to-earth, real, straight-forward, and ones who know their shit. It was an honor dudes! Anytime. Reigning from the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas, Adelitas Way is touring through October and will do UK dates in February 2019. Past albums include: Adelitas Way (2009), Home School Valedictorian (2011), Stuck (2014), Getaway (2016), and Notorious (2017). The most recent single is “Something More Og” and was released on August 23rd, 2018. My favorite tracks include Bad Reputation, Notorious, Ready For War (Pray for Peace), and Sick. Whether the band does ballads or rocks hard, they’re definitely worth it to check out and support!
—> Originally from Atlanta, GA, The Stir the support on tour for Fozzy this fall. Their tour ends on October 24th. The band is signed with Madison Records and Red Light Management. Their EP has the single “Nightshift.”
—> As the show concluded, I met up with my friend Jordan and asked him how meeting Chris and the band went earlier that afternoon. He said and I quote “Oh, I was starstruck! Been a fan of Chris since I was a little kid.” Glad to hear that his dream came full circle. Still have it on my bucket list to meet mine. We caught up on how our schedule and plans were going so far and then went our separate ways.
—> Fate had plans that night. Received an opportunity to meet select band and tour members in the Depot Tavern. Talked of stories of Prince, Minnesota, the business, hometowns, dreams, influences, the list goes on. Played the role of a brief tour guide while describing the weather, weekend activities, and general vibes of Minnesotans. The after-party took place with a few people at sports bar Sneaky Pete’s a few blocks away. Y’all are dope pheebs family (Avery, Ryan, “Whiskey” +Gregory)! Keep it up and I hope to see you on the road someday. 🙂
Judas Album Tracklist:
- Drinkin’ with Jesus
- Weight of my World
- Wordsworth Way
- Burn Me Out
- Three Days in Jail (feat. Hero the Hero)
- Runnin’ with the Bulls
- Wolves at Bay
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