|Drummer extraordinaire Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, PRIDE & GLORY) will be playing six (or possibly seven) shows with VELVET REVOLVER beginning August 11. Brian will be filling in for VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum, who suffered a fractured hand as the result of a recent boating accident and will miss the first few shows of their tour.
VELVET REVOLVER w/ Brian Tichy on drums:
Aug. 11 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Resort
Aug. 12 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheater
Aug. 13 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
Aug. 15 - Greenbay, WI - Oneida Bingo Casino
Aug. 17 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair
Aug. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Aladdin Resort & Casino
Aug. 21 - Tucson, AZ - Valencia Anselmo Amp. *
* It is not presently clear if Tichy or Sorum will play this show
Brian Tichy had previously toured with VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) in 1995 in support of the debut album from Slash's post-GN'R solo band, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT.
Tichy is scheduled to start the next run of BILLY IDOL shows in Canada on August 25. Sorum is currently in physical therapy and plans to resume playing with VELVET REVOLVER on the first date of Ozzfest (August 23 at the Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, NM).
As a result of Sorum's injury, VELVET REVOLVER were forced to cancel an appearance next week on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
The group's latest single, "Come On, Come In", was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie "Fantastic Four" and is the first new VELVET REVOLVER tune since the group released their debut album, "Contraband", last year.
Slash joined Camp Freddy on stage at the House of Blues on August 5th.
He played on the following songs:
Rock Superstar (vocals: Cypress Hill), Whole Lotta Love (vocals: David Draiman), Surrender (vocals: Scott Weiland), Bodies (vocals: Scott Weiland) and Paradise City (vocals: Cypress Hill and David Draiman).