HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has confirmed that the band will take part in a "big end-of-the-summer tour" in North America — rumored to be the the Uproar 2010 trek, also featuring DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and STONE SOUR. Other acts that are being talked about as possibly taking part in the tour include LACUNA COIL and HALESTORM.
HELLYEAH filmed videos for two new songs, "Hell Of A Time" and "Cowboy Way", this past Sunday, April 18 at the Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth, Texas.
HELLYEAH will offer fans a free download of "Cowboy Way" on Wednesday (April 21) via its web site. Just click here to enter your e-mail address and get a free download of the full song when it is released next week. The track will appear on HELLYEAH's sophomore album, "Stampede", due out July 13.
A 21-second preview of "Cowboy Way" is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
HELLYEAH features musicians from various other groups, including Vinnie Paul Abbott, who played with PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, as well as Gray and Greg Tribbett of MUDVAYNE, DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha and NOTHINGFACE axeman Tom Maxwell.
"Stampede" was recorded at Abbott's home in Arlington, Texas, where he has a studio set up. He told The Pulse of Radio that the guys all got started on the album in May 2009. "We worked for two weeks," he said. "I think we wrote five songs the first two weeks that we were together. And then MUDVAYNE went and did another summertime tour. And then we had a small session in the middle and got back together and really got to the meat of it in October. And then Chad and Greg were in quite a bit during January and February to finish it up."
Now that the record is finished, HELLYEAH will hit the road for a worldwide tour beginning here in the U.S. on April 24 in Tampa, Florida, with dates booked so far through late May. The group will then head overseas.
The group's self-titled debut has sold more than 350,000 copies since coming out in April 2007.