Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sevendust to tour with original guitar player Clint Lowery

Sevendust is pleased to announce the return of original guitar player Clint Lowery to the band. Lowery was with Sevendust when they formed in 1995 and singed to TVT Records in 1997. Lowery was a key member of the Sevendust attack throughout the their TVT years which saw the band release Sevendust (1997) Home (1999), Animosity (2001), Seasons (2003) and Southside Double Wide (2003).

After leaving TVT in 2003 the band and Lowery mutually parted ways, with Lowery moving on to join his brother in the band Dark New Day. Sevendust brought in former Snot guitar player Sonny Mayo to replace Lowery and went on to release three full length albums. Next (2004) on the now defunct Winedark Records, Alpha (2007) on 7Bros. Records, Sevendust's wholly owned label through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group and Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow which comes out April 1st on 7Bros/Asylum.

Sevendust statements on Lowery's return:

"This was extremely tough considering Sonny is our brother and has been amazing to work with. He didn't do anything wrong at all, we just owe it to ourselves and all the folks that grew up with us to put our original band back together. Clint has always been our brother and Sonny will always remain our brother as well. We are sorry to say goodbye to Sonny and I'm sure this will be tough on the fans that follow him, but we're excited about reuniting the original lineup of Sevendust." Morgan Rose, Drums

"Everything happens for a reason. Sonny is an incredible person and we thank him for everything. Just like when you leave home, you come back! Hopefully everyone will understand the decision we have made. God bless you all. Welcome home Clint Lowery." LaJon Witherspoon, Vocals

Sevendust's new record Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow is out on Tuesday, April 1st - The album was produced by Shawn Grove, Morgan Rose & John Connolly in Atlanta, GA at Tree Sounds Studios. The album features guest appearances from vocalist Chris Daughtry, as well as Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge. The band will be hitting the road in April in support of Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow.

Sevendust Spring 2008 Tour Dates:
4/09 – Port St. Lucie, FL – Mojo Room *No Saliva
4/10 – Ft. Myers, FL – Ricochet *No Saliva
4/12 – Panama City, FL – Club LaVela *No Saliva
4/13 – Hattiesburg, MS – Remington’s
4/15 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
4/17 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/18 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH – Casino Ballroom
4/20 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
4/23 – Jackson, TN – Carl Perkins Civic Center
4/24 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
4/25 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
4/26 – Little Rock, AR – EDGEFEST
4/28 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
4/29 – Lubbock, TX – The Pavilion
5/01 – Nashville, TN – City Hall
5/02 – Louisville, KY – Derby Outdoor Show
w/Black Stone Cherry, Neverset
5/03 – South Bend, IN – Club Fever
5/04 - Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention center
5/09 - Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
5/13 - Libertyville, IL Austin's Saloon
5/14 - Traverse City, MI Streeters
5/16 - Flint, MI The Machine Shop
5/18 - Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)


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