JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE will celebrate the 30th anniversary of GREAT WHITE's hit album "Once Bitten" with a tour and new acoustic album, "Once Acoustically Bitten". The acoustic album will be released on July 14 and the band will kick off their U.S. tour on July 6. They will stay on the road through summer and into fall playing songs off their new acoustic release, the multi-platinum "Once Bitten" album and, on some shows, the entire "Once Bitten" LP from start to finish.
Before the tour kicks off, the band will be previewing material from the upcoming release on June 29 — the original release date for "Once Bitten" — at Guitar Center in Los Angeles. Fans will be able to watch the entire performance on Facebook Live at 7 p.m. PST on the band's Facebook page. A week later they begin the tour in Kansas and will hit cities across the U.S. including Fort Collins, Pasadena, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and more.
"The 'Once Bitten' album for me was the album that finally put us in the musical space that I felt the band should be in," says lead singer Jack Russell. He goes on: "We had been searching prior to that... our first album was kind of similar to JUDAS PRIEST and our second album was very keyboard heavy. The 'Once Bitten' album hit and we all just knew this was our area, this was where we should be.
"This new acoustic record is an homage to thirty years of making music and thirty years since our first, big platinum album. Three decades later and we're still able to go out there and sing and play for our fans. It's a blessing."
Jul. 06 - Salina, KS - Concert in the Park
Jul. 07 - Ft. Collins, CO - Bobstock
Jul. 08 - Columbus, NE - Platte County Ad Society
Jul. 12 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Fairgrounds
Jul. 14 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Jul. 15 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
Jul. 21 - Lima, OH - Allen County Faigrounds
Jul. 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Med Amp
Aug. 04 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Aug. 05 - St. Germain, WI - Community Park
Aug. 11 - Three Forks, MT - Rockin in the Rivers
Aug. 12 - Draper, UT - Leatherlands
Aug. 13 - Jerome, ID - Jerome County Fair
Aug. 18 - Terre Haut, ID - The Bird
Aug. 24 - Addison, IL - Rock N Wheels
Aug. 25 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Aug. 26 - Pasadena, CA - The Rose
Sep. 01 - Scottsdale, AZ - BLK Live
Sep. 09 - Savnna, IL - Poopy's
Sep. 15 - Roland, OK - Cherokee Casino
Sep. 22 - Largo, FL - Central Park PAC
Oct. 14 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Oct. 27 - Pekin, IL - Avantie Dome
Nov. 05 - Pembroke Pines, FL - Rockfest 80s
Dec. 29 – West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE's debut album, "He Saw it Comin'", was released on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc features Jack Russell alongside former GREAT WHITE bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist),Dan McNay (MONTROSE) on bass, Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar and Dicki Fliszar (BRUCE DICKINSON) on drums.
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with the current touring and recording version of GREAT WHITE, which features Mark Kendall (guitar),Scott Snyder (bass),Audie Desbrow (drums),Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals).