Due to the overwhelming success and positive feedback from the audience and drummers at the first "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" John Bonham tribute show on September 25, 2010, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton agreed to look into doing it again. The problem was Tichy would be on tour next year with WHITESNAKE for most of 2011 into 2012. The only way to go for it again was to have the show sooner than later. And while looking into this, two back-to-back dates came up! The drummers all agreed two shows are better than one. Most of the drummers are back as well.
Commented Tichy: "Hey, we all had a great night! It was a huge success and we wanted to do it again. The time and energy that was put into the show made it all the more easy to set back up and hit again! We have the Amber Vistalite drumkit and three-ring-logo backdrop, so why let it collect dust! It's all about tributing to rock's greatest drummer, John Henry Bonham. That is a timeless endeavor! The communal spirit of the rehearsals and show bonded us and solidified the common reasons why we all chose drumming as a way of life. Yeah! Plus, LED ZEPPELIN is the best, there are lots of people that wanted to see it but couldn't, and there's never anything wrong with giving it up to John Bonham! Legendary disc jockey, KLOS's own Uncle Joe Benson is also back hosting both nights!"
"Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same: A Double Encore!" will take place on Wednesday, January 12 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California and on Thursday, January 13 at the Galaxy Theater in Anaheim, California.
Drummers performing over the two nights include:
* Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER'S APPETITE)
* Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL)
* Kenny Aronoff (JOHN COUGAR, SMASHING PUMPKINS)
* Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) **
* Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
* Fred Coury (CINDERELLA)
* Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
* James Kottak (SCORPIONS)
* Abe Laboriel (PAUL MCCARTNEY, STING)
* Khurt Maier (SALTY DOG)
* Xavier Muriel (BUCKCHERRY) **
* Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION) *
* Chris Slade (AC/DC, THE FIRM)
* Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT)
* Jason Sutter (FOREIGNER, CHRIS CORNELL) *
* John Tempesta (WHITE ZOMBIE, THE CULT, TESTAMENT) *
* Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, DURAN DURAN)
* Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO)
* at Key Club
** at Galaxy only
The infamous house band THE MOBY DICKS — featuring Brent Woods on guitar, Michael "Denim" Devin on bass, Keith St. John on vocals and Stephen LeBlanc on keyboards — will be back in action.
Go to www.briantichy.com for all updates and information.
Fan-filmed video footage of the September 25, 2010 "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" concert can be viewed below.