Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will embark on a U.S. tour in April. The trek will kick off on April 18 with appearance on the the Monsters Of Rock cruise and will continue through a series of cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on May 6.
The dates are as follows:
April 18-22 – Miami, FL – Monsters Of Rock cruise
April 24 – Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
April 25 – San Antonio, TX – 210 Kapone’s
April 26 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 28 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
April 29 – Kansas City, MO – The Scene
May 01 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
May 02 – Columbia, MD – M3 Rock Festival, Merriweather Pavillion
May 04 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
May 05 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
May 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
KROKUS celebrated its 40th anniversary with a homecoming show where they began in Solothurn, Switzerland, culminating in their sweaty new live album, “Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust”.
“Dirty Dynamite”, the 17th studio album from KROKUS, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 17. This marked the first time in KROKUS‘ history that the band landed in the Top 20 of the German chart.
“Dirty Dynamite” was released on February 22, 2013 in Europe via Sony Music and in North America on March 5, 2013 via The End Records. The CD marked the return of KROKUS guitarist Mandy Meyer after 30 years. Sound engineer for the recording sessions was again Dennis Ward, who also recorded the band’s previous album, “Hoodoo”.
Drummer Freddy Steady left KROKUS in May 2011 because he “concluded that he really wanted to play music just for fun in small clubs rather than conquering the world, playing arenas on huge stages with pyro props, etc.,” according to guitarist Fernando Von Arb.
KROKUS has since recruited Flavio Mezzodi as the band’s new drummer.
Marc Storace – Lead Vocals
Chris Von Rohr – Bass, Vocals
Fernando Von Arb – Guitar, Vocals
Mark Kohler – Guitar
Mandy Meyer – Guitar
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums