Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will be joining SPREAD EAGLE on the road beginning on August 18 in Westfield, MA.
Commented Caffery: "Some very good friends of mine have a band called SPREAD EAGLE. They released two killer CDs in the '90s and are re-releasing them now. They reformed and are hitting the road. Their original guitarist is out of the country and is not available to do the tour...so I am hitting the road with them starting Aug. 18th. The shows are centered around the Northeast, if you can come out it is going to be a great time!"
SPREAD EAGLE "Back on the Bitch Tour 2006" dates:
Aug. 18 - Finn McCool's – Westfield, MA
Aug. 19 - The Chance - Poughkepsie, NY
Aug. 20 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
Aug. 22 - The Lucky Dog - Worcester, MA
Aug. 24 – Harper's Ferry - Boston, MA
Aug. 25 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Aug. 26 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
Aug. 28 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
Aug. 30 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester City, NJ
Aug. 31 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, Long Island
Sep. 01 - Don Hill's - New York, NY
Sep. 02 - Hartz - Virginia Beach, VA
As previously reported, Lovember Records, in association with Universal Music, has reissued SPREAD EAGLE's debut album. Considered to be a "classic," this record was newly remastered and contains all 11 songs, including the hits "Switchblade Serenade", "Scratch Like A Cat", "Broken City" and "Thru These Eyes". The album is only available for purchase at www.lovemberrecords.com.
SPREAD EAGLE burst upon the scene playing a brand of rock that came straight from the NYC gutter. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass) and Tommi Gallo (drums) moved to the City and met up with vocalist Ray West, a new attitude was instantly born. While rehearsing/writing in a East Village basement for their first gig, rumors began leaking out to the record industry. The group was quickly snatched up and signed to MCA/Universal, then sent straight into the studio. Additional tunes for the debut album had to be written while recording was taking place. The self-titled debut featured wailing vocals and razor sharp guitar, demonstrated through songs such as "Switchblade Serenade", "Scratch Like A Cat", and "Broken City". The honesty of SPREAD EAGLE's debut release quickly gained the band worldwide critical acclaim and propelled them to the forefront of the genre. Four years later, after the release and touring of their second album, "Open To The Public", the band disbanded and went about their own personal projects. Rob De Luca went on to play with SEBASTIAN BACH (SKID ROW), JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, GEORGE LYNCH (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), OF EARTH, and OUIJIPIG. Ray West has been locked up in a studio in south Florida by way of NYC creating and producing powerful new music. Paul DiBartolo went on to score music in the motion picture industry.
Check out SPREAD EAGLE online at www.myspace.com/spreadeaglenyc.