Buckcherry Cancel Upcoming Shows After Two Members Test Positive For COVID-19

Buckcherry have revealed that two members of the band have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the group have been forced to cancel nine shows.

The band issued the following statement:

“To The Fans – We just discovered that two of our band members have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of all involved, we will be canceling all shows until July 30th in Columbus to allow them to recover and to quarantine.

While we know this is a disappointment, please know that the safety of our fans is of the utmost importance to us and we will use every effort to reschedule the 9 shows prior to that date. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience. Please hold on to your tickets and stand-by for more information.”

Here’s the affected dates:

07/14 Omaha, NE – Barnato Lounge
07/16 Joplin, MO – Guitars
07/17 Chickasaw, OK – Legends Event Park
07/19 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room
07/20 Baton Rouge, LA – Basin Music Hall
07/21 Jay, OK – MAO Event Center
07/23 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
07/24 Grover Hill, OH – Whetzel Motor Rally
07/25 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live:

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd Became A Certified Phlebotomist During Lockdown

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Buckcherry’s Josh Todd discussed how he spent his time during the coronavirus lockdown. Interestingly, the frontman revealed that he actually became a certified phlebotomist.

Todd said the following when asked how he spent his downtime:

“I got into action. I’m not one that really sits around for too long. I never get on the pity potty. I just go, ‘Okay, what am I gonna do with this time? I’ve got all this time. How can I utilize it wisely?’ And making the ‘Hellbound’ record [with BUCKCHERRY] was one of them. And as far as recovery, I’m always in it. So I did a lot of Zoom meetings in that time; a lot of recovery went to Zoom meetings. And I did a lot of Zoom meetings; I stayed in action. I did a lot of step work during that time to feel good in my head. And I picked up the game of tennis again; I played a lot of tennis, which was really good for my mental health. And a lot of things. I learned a new trade too. I became a certified phlebotomist during the lockdown, and I served L.A. County for four months out at a COVID clinic. So I did that as well, after the ‘Hellbound’ record was written. A lot of interesting things I did during the lockdown. But that was one of ’em. [It was] very interesting, and [I] learned a lot.”

He continued when asked how one goes about becoming a phlebotomist:

“I went to a two-week program where you stick and you get stuck a lot by students. And then you’ve gotta take a national exam, and I did that as well, and I passed that. And then you get out in the field and do your thing. And that’s what I did for, like I said, four months out in downtown L.A.; I worked at a COVID clinic. And it was interesting.

I’ve always been a worker — I’ve worked since I was 13 — so not working is not good for me. And I always became interested in it. I always go to Quest Diagnostics. I get my bloodwork annually there, because the best phlebotomists are there. I remember this one big, tall tattooed dude came out and drew my blood one time, and I literally didn’t even feel it; he was so good. And we started chatting, and I just became interested in it — a long time ago, way before the pandemic. And then I was just, like, ‘I’m gonna go learn this. I’m gonna learn it.’ And so I did it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Buckcherry Announce UK Tour

Buckcherry have announced a UK tour with Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Rubikon (only November 29 – December 4), and Scarlet Rebels. You can find the dates for that run below. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Hellbound,” which will be released on June 25. More details on that effort can be found HERE, along with dates for the band’s U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for the UK tour:

11/29 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
11/30 Leeds, UK – Warehouse
12/01 Blackpool, UK – Waterloo Music Bar
12/03 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/04 Nuneaton, UK – Queen’s Hall
12/05 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/07 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
12/08 Chester, UK – Live Rooms
12/10 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
12/11 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
12/12 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed

Buckcherry’s “15” Certified Double Platinum

Buckchery’s “15” has officially been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Furthermore, two singles from the record have also gone multi-platinum, including “Crazy Bitch,” which was certified quadruple platinum and “Sorry,” which was certified double platinum.

Buckcherry To Release New Album “Hellbound” In June, Premiere “So Hott” Video

Buckcherry have announced that their new album “Hellbound” will be released on June 25. You can find a video for the effort’s first single “So Hott” below:

“Hellbound” Track Listing:

01. “54321”
02. “So Hott”
03. “Hellbound”
04. “Gun”
05. “No More Lies”
06. “Here I Come”
07. “Junk”
08. “Wasting No More Time”
09. “The Way”
10. “Barricade”

Tour Dates:

06/01 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre
06/02 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion
06/04 — Kearney, NE — Joe’s Honkey Tonk
06/05 — Denver, CO — The Venue
06/06 — Colorado Springs, CO — Sunshine Studios
06/08 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theatre
06/10 — Minot, ND — The Original Bar and Grill
06/11 — Scottsbluff, NE — Shots Bar and Grill
06/12 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom
06/13 — St Louis, MO — Pops
06/15 — Cedar Park, TX — Haute Spot
06/16 — San Antonio, TX — Rock Box
06/18 — Corpus Christi, TX — Brewster’s
06/19 — Ft Worth, TX — Rail Club
06/20 — Tyler, TX — Country River Club
06/25 — Texarkana, AR — Crossties
06/26 — Houston, TX — Outdoor Warehouse Live
06/28 — Ft Smith, AR — Temple Live
06/29 — Huntsville, AL — Shagnasty’s
07/01 — Kansasville, WI — 1175
07/02 — Evansville, IN — KC’s Marina Point
07/03 — Hannibal, MO — National Tom Sawyer Day
07/05 — Lancaster, NY — Lancaster Motorsports Park
07/07 — Pittsburgh, PA — Vinoski Winery
07/09 — Gettysburg, PA — Gettysburg Bike Week
07/10 — Streator, IL — Streator July 4 Fest
07/14 — Omaha, NE — Barnato Lounge
07/16 — Joplin, MO — Guitars
07/17 — Chickasaw, OK — Legends Event Park
07/19 — Memphis, TN — Lafayette’s Music Room
07/20 — Baton Rouge, LA — Basin Music Hall
07/21 — Jay, OK — MAO Event Center
07/23 — Chesterfield, MI — Diesel
07/24 — Grover Hill, OH — Whetzel Motor Rally
07/25 — Cincinnati, OH —Riverfront Live
07/30 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
07/31 — Marietta, Oh — Adelphia Music Hall
08/01 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi Fi ANNEX
08/03 — Madison, WI — Majestic
08/05 — Dubuque, IA — Five Flags Event Center
08/10 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
08/14 — Shiley Acres, VA — Shiley Acres
08/15 — Knoxville, TN — Cotton Eye Joe’s
08/17 — Hobart, IN — Hobart Theatre
08/19 — Ft Wayne, IN — Pieres
08/20 — Lombard, IL — Brauerhouse
08/21 — Escanaba, MI — UP State Fair – Grandstand
08/22 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Event Center
08/27 — Fountain, MN — Beaver Bottoms Saloon
08/28 — Walker, MN — Northern Lights Casino
08/29 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
08/31 — West Peoria, IL — Crusens
09/01 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
09/03 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
09/04 — Charlotte, NC — Park Expo Center
09/05 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
09/07 — Ardmore, OK — Heritage Hall
09/10 — Flandreau, SD — Royal River City
09/12 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop
09/14 — Cleveland, OH — HOB
09/15 — Syracuse, NY — Sharkey’s Event Center
09/17 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
09/18 — Blackthorne, NY — Blackthorne Fest
09/24 — Santa Clarita, CA — Canyon Club
09/25 — Agoura Hills, CA — Canyon Club
09/26 — Montclair, CA — Canyon Club
09/28 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
09/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Royal
10/01 — Cheyenne, WY — Outlaw
10/02 — Billings, MT — Pub Station
10/04 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
10/05 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw
10/07 — Calgary, AB — Eagle Event Center
10/08 — Dawson Creek, BC — Encana Event Center
10/09 — Edmonton, AB — Century Casino
10/11 — Red Deer, AB — Bo’s Bar Stage
10/12 — Saskatoon, SK — Coors Event Center
10/14 — Regina, SK — Conexus Art Center
10/15 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/18 — Thunder Bay, ON — NV Music Hall
10/19 — Sault Ste Marie, ON — SOO Blasters
10/21 — Sudbury, ON — The Grand
10/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall
10/23 — Ottawa, ON — Barrymore’s
10/25 — Halifax, NS — Marquee
10/26 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/27 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/29 — Portland, ME — Aura
10/30 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
10/31 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall
11/02 — New Bedford, MA — Vault at Greasy Luck
11/04 — Norwalk, CT — Granite St Music Hall
11/05 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/06 — Farmingdale, NY — Mulcahey’s
11/08 — Baltimore, MD — The Recher
11/09 — Harrisburg, PA — Club XL
11/10 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans

Buckcherry Reveal New Album Title

Buckcherry have revealed that their new album will be called “Breaking Down The Barricade.” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

Guitarist Stevie D. told Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic the following about the record:

“We worked on this one with Marti Frederiksen, who’s like the sixth member of AEROSMITH. So the feel is gonna be a little bit different as well [compared to previous BUCKHERRY albums].

We banged one out in no time. Josh [Todd] and I had been, since quarantine, we started writing. And by the time September came around, we were ready to start tracking another album. But what we did is we went to Nashville and we wrote another batch of songs with Marti Frederiksen, and we were all ready to go by October, to record. We were so ready that it literally took us less than 10 days to record the whole thing.”

He went on to say that the band wrote over 25 songs, but only tracked 10:

“We thought about [releasing a double album], but right now, a lot of people aren’t releasing full-length albums — a lot of people just release singles and videos. So, we decided to cull the whole thing down to 10. The Japan release, we’re gonna release two extras.

I was talking with Josh, ‘Which [songs] do you wanna give up? Which ones do you wanna keep for the next album to work on?’

I just keep going. At some point in the writing process, you hit a brick wall, and that’s when it’s good to have these.

We have a new process now with Marti that really works for us and that we really like.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“If the numbers go down — the cases of COVID, let’s say — then we’ll be able to kind of work backwards from a release date or summer touring or spring touring. We’ve got some shows booked in February. But if the numbers start going down now, then they’re gonna say, ‘Well, we’re gonna start booking shows for spring moving forward.’ And if we can tour, then we’ll put out the album. So we’ll set a release date and then a book a tour from there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Buckcherry Announce November Livestream Concert

Buckcherry will be playing a livestream concert on November 11 at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST. Tickets for that event can be found HERE. This news comes after Josh Todd recently made headlines after controversially saying that he is “all for herd immunity” with regard to COVID-19.

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd On COVID-19: “I’m All For Herd Immunity”

During a recent interview with Andy Hall of Lazer 103.3, Buckcherry’s Josh Todd offered a controversial take on getting control of the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman advocated for a herd immunity strategy with some safety protocols in place, even though experts have cautioned against this idea due to an increase in death and the unknown rate of reinfection.

Todd said the following:

“It’s hard to even comment about this, because so many people are so riled up. And it’s really tough. And I don’t wanna be judged. We live in a super-judgmental society now, with social media. I’m all for herd immunity — I always was, way back. I think the Swedish community has really — they’ve handled it well. Their numbers are not any more than our numbers, and they’ve just gone on with life.

If this was a different type of disease — if it was Ebola or something like that — then it’s a whole different ballgame, because the death rate is a lot more severe. I’m not saying this… Because I know a lot of people have lost loved ones. And I am totally compassionate about all that. I just think herd immunity, but just following safety protocols — just everybody wearing masks and people getting temperature tested before they go into work, and if they have a high temperature, they get sent home.

We’ve gotta get on with it or we’re gonna come back to some serious problems, and it’s gonna be way worse than the fallout from all this that has nothing to do with coronavirus. That’s a whole argument, of course, and debate that people will wanna argue with, but I’m all for herd immunity.”

Buckcherry have been playing some socially distanced shows as of late and some footage from their October 17 show at the U.S Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA can be found below:

[via Blabbermouth]