Thursday, December 16, 2010

Led Zeppelin: John Bonham tribute shows in January

Due to the overwhelming success and positive feedback from the audience and drummers at the first Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same John Bonham tribute show on September 25th, 2010, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton agreed to look into doing it again.

The problem was, Brian Tichy would be on tour next year with Whitesnake for most of 2011 into 2012.

The only way to go for it again was to have the show sooner than later.

And while looking into this, two back to back dates came up. The drummers all agreed two shows are better than one, most of the drummers are back as well!

Event idea-man and Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy comments:

"Hey, we all had a great night! It was a huge success and we wanted to do it again. The time and energy that was put into the show made it all the more easy to set back up and hit again. We have the Amber Vistalite drumkit and 3-ring-logo backdrop, so why let it collect dust! It's all about tributing to rock's greatest drummer, John Henry Bonham. That is a timeless endeavor! The communal spirit of the rehearsals and show bonded us and solidified the common reasons why we all chose drumming as a way of life. Yeah!

Plus, Led Zeppelin is the best, there are lots of people that wanted to see it but couldn't, and there's never anything wrong with giving it up to John Bonham!

We'd also like to welcome our friends; fellow Bonzo freaks/ rhythmic badasses Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry), Jason Sutter (Foreigner, Chris Cornell) and John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie) to the festivities. Legendary disc jockey, KLOS's own Uncle Joe Benson is also back hosting both nights."


Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same: A Double Encore! will take place on:

January
12 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA (purchase tickets)
13 - The Galaxy Theater - Anaheim, CA (purchase tickets)

Doors at 7:00pm for both shows

Drummers performing over the two nights include:

- Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER'S APPETITE)
- Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL)
- Kenny Aronoff (JOHN COUGAR, JOHN FOGERTY)
- Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT)
- Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
- Fred Coury (CINDERELLA)
- Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
- James Kottak (SCORPIONS)
- Abe Laboriel (PAUL MCCARTNEY)
- Khurt Maier (SALTY DOG)
- Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION)
- Chris Slade (THE FIRM, AC/DC)
- Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT)
- Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL)
- Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, DURAN DURAN)
- Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO)
- Xavier Muriel** (BUCKCHERRY)
- Charlie Benante** (ANTHRAX)
- Jason Sutter* (FOREIGNER, CHRIS CORNELL)
- John Tempesta* (WHITE ZOMBIE, THE CULT, TESTAMENT)

*at Key Club
**at Galaxy only

The infamous house band THE MOBY DICKS will be back in action: Brent Woods (guitars), Michael "Denim" Devin (bass), Keith St. John (vocals and Stephen LeBlanc (keys).

Go to briantichy.com for all updates and info.

The Moby Dicks – Immigrant Song
Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same John Bonham tribute
The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA – September 25, 2010