SIXX: A.M. Is 'Planning A Big Tour' In Support Of 'Modern Vintage', Says JAMES MICHAEL

September 19, 2014

SIXX: A.M. frontman James Michael says that the band is "planning a big tour" in support of its upcoming third album, "Modern Vintage", which he calls "our best record so far."

Due on October 7 via Eleven Seven Music, the CD "taps into a classic energy and transforms it into focused, fresh, and fiery ass-kicking anthems that encompass everything from sexy, swaggering rock 'n' roll, alternative expanse, blues bliss, and even a little ragtime flavor," according to ARTISTdirect.

Regarding SIXX: A.M.'s approach on "Modern Vintage", Michael tells Lithium Magazine: "We wanted to make a record that was in the spirit of the type of rock records that we liked growing up, from bands like QUEEN, Elton John, David Bowie, T.REX — those types of records. And it wasn't so much sonically that we were aiming for, it was to capture the spirit of how those records were actually made back then. And that really speaks more to the performances and to the songwriting side of it."

He adds: "In this day and age what we have come to realize is that people's perception of what makes a rock record, or what qualifies as a rock record has become very narrow recently. And we want to let people know that rock and roll is bigger than what is currently being peddled out there."

In addition to Michael, SIXX: A.M. features MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba. The band was formed formed to provide the soundtrack to Sixx's autobiography, "The Heroin Diaries", but quickly evolved into something much bigger than was originally planned.

"I have said this a lot, but it really is true: SIXX: A.M. is three friends that were brought together by music, but we're absolutely not held together by music. SIXX: A.M. music is a by-product of this terrific friendship that has grown between the three of us," Michael tells Lithium Magazine.

Once MÖTLEY CRÜE is done with its farewell tour, there are plans afoot for SIXX: A.M. to do a major international tour for the first time.

"It's a very thrilling time for us," James says. "MÖTLEY CRÜE is doing its final tour and a lot of doors are going to open up for us.

"We are so excited to be able to put SIXX: A.M. at the forefront of all of our lives.

"For the first two records, we weren't sure we were a band. And now we are so excited with this new album and the future that we know we are. We truly feel the sky is the limit.

"We are planning a big tour right now, and everything feels like it's happening at the right time."



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