January 25, 2007

According to, VELVET REVOLVER will join PEARL JAM and the RACONTEURS at this summer's Heineken Jammin' Festival in Mestre, Italy. The festival will be held at the Parco San Giuliano on June 23-24. It should be noted that this tour date has not been officially confirmed by the band or its management.

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum revealed during a Camp Freddy Radio broadcast on Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 FM earlier in the month that the band will team up with AEROSMITH for some South American dates in April. The trek is expected to include stops in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Currently the group is booked for the following shows (note: with the exception of the Brazil show, these dates have not yet been officially confirmed by VELVET REVOLVER or its management):

Apr. 12 - Claro Hall - Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Apr. 12-15 - Quilmes Rock 2007 @ Estadio River Plate - Buenos Aires, ARG
Apr. 18 - Parque Simón Bolívar - Bogotá, COL
Apr. 18 - Palacio De Los Deportes - Bogotá, COL

VELVET REVOLVER is recording its second album, tentatively titled "Libertad", with producer Brendan O'Brien, who's worked with AUDIOSLAVE, PEARL JAM and singer Scott Weiland's former group, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. An initial stint with producer Rick Rubin did not work out.

VELVET REVOLVER hopes to release "Libertad" in early May. Weiland is also working on his second solo album, which he said will surface sometime in 2008 on his own label, Softdrive Records.


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