SPREAD EAGLE vocalist Ray West has made the following announcement regarding his upcoming solo tour dates:
"Due to scheduling conflicts, FIREBALL MINISTRY bassist Johny Chow and SEX SLAVES drummer J Bomb will not be touring with THE RAY WEST BAND. The new lineup will be Andrew Freeman (GEORGE LYNCH) and Gerry Ganaden, also from the Lynch organization, [who] will be joining Ray on guitars along with Fran Stuart from the KISS camp and Jonathan Gerard (THIRTY STONES) in his West Coast lineup. East Coast dates will be Steve Ladd and Tim Chigger (SMOKE STAR) on strings."
As previously reported, Ray West is in the studio working on material for his soon-to-be-released solo project. Rough mixes of the tracks "No State of Grace", "Novacaine" and "Stolen" can be heard at his MySpace page.
SPREAD EAGLE last fall completed the "Back On The Bitch Tour 2006" with a lineup that included founding members, Rob De Luca (bass) and Ray West (vocals). Joining them was John Macaluso on drums (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT),who played on the group's "Open to the Public" album. On guitar was Chris Caffery, who is best known for his work with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA.
Lovember Records, in association with Universal Music, reissued SPREAD EAGLE's debut album last summer. Considered to be a "classic," this record was newly remastered and contains all 11 songs, including the hits "Switchblade Serenade", "Scratch Like A Cat", "Broken City" and "Thru These Eyes". The album is only available for purchase at www.lovemberrecords.com.