It’s the announcement his fans have been waiting for: BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH will launch his first solo U.S. tour in support of his debut album, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, which was released September 9 on his Driven Music Group label.
With a new band at his side -- Scott Von Heldt (guitars), Ralph Patlan (guitars), Michael Valentine (bass), Dan Johnson (drums), Brian Ruedy (keyboards/programming) — HEAD will embark on a brief tour starting May 14 in Colorado Springs, before hitting the road for a major trek in the coming months. Later this summer, he’ll be appearing on the main stage at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL on July 2, and in Las Vegas at the 20,000 seat Thomas & Mack Arena in August (exact date and billing to be announced May 1). More tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
HEAD is very excited about hitting the tour circuit again, exclaiming, “me and my band just played our first warm up show...totally insane! I have no doubt that I’m doing what I was born to do--musically and spiritually. We can't wait to get out there this summer and play tons of shows--from small clubs to huge arenas--it's all good to me because I haven't been on stage in over 4 years. Me and the guys are ready to kill it this summer!”
SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, had blistering sales its first week, making its debut on Billboard‘s “Top Hard Rock Albums” chart at #13, #7 on Billboard’s “Top Independent Albums” chart and #21 on SoundScan’s “Top Current Rock Albums” chart. Overall, against all genres, including new releases and catalogue, Head’s album debuted on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart at # 63.
Check out HEAD at any of the following stops in May, 2009:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 5/14 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Sat 5/16 Farmington, NM Gator’s Bar & Grill
Mon 5/18 Lubbock, TX Tequila Jungle
Tue 5/19 Dallas, TX The Door
Thu 5/21 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
Fri 5/22 Tomball, TX Salem Auditorium
Sat 5/23 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo 3