TREMONTI TOUR 2015
By Kat Zoch with Photos by Eric Direzze
Tremonti began their U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album release, “Cauterize” stopping off at the World Famous Machine Shop in Flint, MI. on April 29th, 2015 and Full Metal Rock was there along with A LOT of other Tremonti fans! Mark Tremonti and fellow Tremonti bandmates, Eric Friedman (guitar), Garrett Whitlock (drums), and Wolfgang VanHalen (Bass) went into the studio last fall with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to record the highly anticipated follow up album to Tremonti’s “All I Was” released in 2012. During these sessions 20 songs were recorded. The end result…not one, but two albums! The first, “Cauterize” is set for release on June 9, 2015 and the second, “Dust” is supposed to be released some time in 2016.
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Unfortunately, Wolfgang Van Halen could not join the guys for this tour, due to prior commitments to Van Halen. As a result, Tremonti recruited bassist and long time friend and fellow musician, Tanner Keegan (Indorphine, Tanner Keegan band) to replace Van Halen on bass for the tour.
Supported by opening acts Citizen Zero and Man The Mighty, Tremonti took the stage blazing with energy. The fans went nuts as the show began with “Brains” off their first album, going into the “All I Was” B side favorite “All That I Got” and followed by “Leave it Alone”. Next, Mark, sporting a Detroit Red Wings t-shirt, prefaced the 4th song on the setlist with the announcement that our beloved Red Wings were currently losing, but they were not “Giving Up”, which seemed to be a crowd favorite judging by the volume of the audience cheers.
In total, 12 songs were played, 4 more off “All I Was” including the singles “So You’re Afraid” and another crowd pleaser “You Waste Your Time”. They also played a second “All I Was” B side, “Gone” that had been released in September of 2014 (my current ring tone on my phone!) for Tremonti fans anxiously awaiting new music. In March of 2015, Tremonti released teaser tracks for their forthcoming sophomore effort, of which three songs were performed for us. “Flying Monkeys”, the title track “Cauterize” and the first single, “Another Heart” which is currently available for download on iTunes, Amazon mp3, etc.
The show concluded with an encore performance which included the title track “All I Was” and another fan favorite and single, “Wish You Well”. It was a fabulous evening with incredible musicians. The anticipation for the release of “Cauterize” is now even greater now that entire songs were performed. The new songs were harder, heavier, and unbelievably good. The fact that a second album will be available within the next year, makes it that much sweeter for Tremonti fans. It is important to point out that Mark has been very emphatic about the fact that the second album “Dust” is indeed a complete album and not a “B side” to “Cauterize”.
We here at Full Metal Rock are already looking forward to the next tour in support of “Dust” and we will be there again to see it LIVE!!!
2. All that I Got
3. Leave It Alone
4. Giving Up
5. So You’re Afraid
6. Flying Monkeys
7. The Things I’ve Seen
8. You Waste Your Time
11. Another Heart
13. All I Was
14. Wish You Well
Pre-order your copy of Cauterize here!
'Cauterize' Track Listing
01. Radical Change
02. Flying Monkeys
04. Arm Yourself
05. Dark Trip
06. Another Heart
07. Fall Again
08. Tie the Noose
Upcoming TREMONTI Tour Dates:
5-11-2015 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
5-12-2015 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
5-13-2015 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
5-15-2015 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
5-16-2015 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range Crew Stadium
5-17-2015 Pontiac, IL Freaksters Roadhouse
5-19-2015 Nashville, TN Nashville War Memorial Auditorium
5-21-2015 Birmingham, AL Iron City
5-22-2015 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
5-23-2015 Destin, FL Club L.A
6-8-2015 Vienna, Austria Szene
6-10-2015 Solothurn, Switzerland Kofmehl
6-11-2015 Milan, Italy Milano Rocks
6-14-2015 Donnington, England Download Festival
6-15-2015 Glasgow, Scotland O2 ABC
6-17-2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands Milkweg
6-18-2015 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
6-19-2015 Paris, France Divan du Monde
6-21-2015 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
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