KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums, has scheduled the following dates:
Oct. 30 - The Ruby Room - Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 31 - Copper State Tavern - Glendale, AZ
Nov. 02 - Atomic Cantina - Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 04 - The Blooze Bar - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 05 - The Jackass Bar - Prescott Valley, AZ
Nov. 06 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 07 - Rockfest 2009 - Lake Elsinore, CA
Commented Ratchitt: "The band is ecstatic to get out and play for our fans in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada! We're based in Los Angeles and it's been awhile since all of our schedules have synced up enough to plan a tour like this and we can't wait to get out on the road!"
KOTTAK also includes Johnny Lucas on lead guitar and Price Vernon on bass.
With their debut CD, "Greatist Hits" [sic], and critically acclaimed follow-up CD, "Therupy", KOTTAK established itself as more than just a band with a spelling problem. Several tours of Japan, Europe, Mexico, and countless West Coast runs have yielded a reputation as a rock solid act.
Jimmy also noted that KOTTAK fans who make it to the southwest tour shows will be among the first to hear new songs from their upcoming third CD, entitled "Scream With Me". "Our Southwest fans have waited a long time for us to come and play so we wanted to let them be the first to hear some of these new songs played live," he said. "The new CD totally rocks!"
Produced by Tommy Henriksen (DAUGHTRY, B.C. JEAN), "Scream With Me" is slated for release in early 2010.
The KOTTAK Southwest tour finishes up with one California performance at Rockfest 2009 in Lake Elsinore on November 7. This show at Diamond Stadium also includes WARRANT, GREAT WHITE, GILBY CLARKE, ADLER'S APPETITE and PRETTY BOY FLOYD.