|GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed has confirmed the following East Coast dates with his "ultra-fun" band HOOKERS N BLOW:
Jun. 03 - Long Island, NY @ Kings Club
Jun. 04 - Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Cafe
Jun. 05 - Attleboro, MA @ Jarrods Place
Jun. 06 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
HOOKERS N BLOW consists of:
Dizzy Reed (GUNS N' ROSES) - Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar
Alex Grossi (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) - Lead Guitar
Matt Starr (THE FLAMES, FASTMASTER) - Vocals, Guitar
Captain Curtis Longfellow (WAYLON JENNINGS JR.) - Bass
Troy Patrick Farrell (DONNIE VIE BAND, MIKE TRAMP BAND, GILBY CLARKE BAND) - Drums
Formed mainly as a way to get free drinks in Hollywood, THE DIZZY REED BAND (a.k.a. HOOKERS N BLOW) was put together in early 2004 by East Coast natives Alex Grossi and Matt Starr after Dizzy was called on to appear on BEAUTIFUL CREATURES' second record. "I have always been a huge GN'R fan," Grossi explained. "Having Dizzy play on the record was great, so we decided to take it a step further and put it out on the road. The response so far has been great; you forget just how big GUNS N' ROSES are, not to mention the fact that Dizzy has now been a member of GNR for 14 years.
"On our last tour, we would show up to the clubs and there would be a stack of fan mail from all over the world for Dizzy — it's pretty amazing"
HOOKERS N BLOW will be performing a mix of GNR favorites, classic rock standards and a few "surprises."
Here are more VR US tour dates from Pollstar:
Fri 06/11/04 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint
Sun 06/13/04 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Thu 06/17/04 Austin, TX Stubb's Barbeque
Fri 06/18/04 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Sat 06/19/04 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Tue 06/22/04 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
As exclusively reported here on May 3, VELVET REVOLVER will perform live on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday, May 24. In addition, the band — whose debut CD, "Contraband", is set to drop June 8 — will be making an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, May 25.
VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for this Rolling Rock Town Fair Five at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Western Pennsylvania on July 31. Other bands set to perform at the festival include STAIND, DISTURBED, N.E.R.D., THE CRYSTAL METHOD, HOOBASTANK, SEVENDUST, FINCH, FINGER ELEVEN and THREE DAYS GRACE.
Tickets for the show are $49 and are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, RollingRock.com and by calling 1-877-9LATROBE. On-site parking for the show can be purchased on Ticketmaster for $5.