The Winery Dogs Premiere “Xanadu” Music Video

The Winery Dogs have premiered a new video for their new song “Xanadu.” This track is from the band’s new album “III,” which will be released on February 3. Drummer Mike Portnoy said the following about the song:

“Coming out of the gates, that’s a barnburner. It’s one of the fiercest tracks on the album. At the end there, you’re hearing me toss my sticks — not in frustration, but very much in satisfaction of what we had just done.”

The Winery Dogs Add European/UK Leg To Upcoming Tour

The Winery Dogs have added a European/UK leg to their upcoming tour. You can find the band’s updated schedule below. The group will be touring in support of their new album “III” (out February 3).

Tour Dates:

U.S.:

02/15 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
02/16 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
02/17 Glenside, PA – The Keswick Theatre
02/18 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
02/21 New York, NY – Sony Hall
02/22 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
02/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
02/25 Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
02/26 Derry, NH Tupelo – Music Hall
03/01 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/05 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
03/09 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
03/10 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
03/11 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
03/14 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
03/17 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/18 Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
03/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/21 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/22 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/24 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/26 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
03/30 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
03/31 Hopewell, VA – Hopewell Theatre
04/01 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/04 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
04/05 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
04/06 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

Brazil:

04/27 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Vivo Rio
04/28 Curitiba, BRA – Tork n Roll
04/30 São Paulo, BRA – Summer Breeze Festival

Europe/UK:

06/12 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/13 Zoetermeer, NET – Cultuurpodium Boerderij
06/15 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/16 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
06/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
06/18 London, UK – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
06/20 Cologne, GER – Die Kantine
06/21 Frankfurt Am Main, GER – Batschkapp
06/22 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
06/25 Cartagena, SPA – El Batel Park
06/27 Angoulins, FRA – Crossroad

The Winery Dogs To Release New Album “III” In February, Announce U.S. Tour

The Winery Dogs, the project featuring Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), have revealed the details for their new album “III.” The effort will be released on February 3 and its first single, “Xanadu,” will be released on December 9.

“III” Track Listing:

01. “Xanadu
92. “Mad World
03. “Breakthrough
04. “Rise
05. “Stars
06. “The Vengeance
07. “Pharaoh
08. “Gaslight
09. “Lorelei
10. “The Red Wine”

In other news, the group have also booked a headlining U.S. tour for next year:

02/15 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
02/16 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
02/17 Glenside, PA – The Keswick Theatre
02/18 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
02/21 New York, NY – Sony Hall
02/22 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
02/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
02/25 Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
02/26 Derry, NH Tupelo – Music Hall
03/01 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/05 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
03/09 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
03/10 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
03/11 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
03/14 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
03/17 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/18 Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
03/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/21 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/22 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/24 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/26 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
03/30 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
03/31 Hopewell, VA – Hopewell Theatre
04/01 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/04 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
04/05 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
04/06 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

The Winery Dogs Finish Mixing And Mastering New Album

During a recent appearance on “The Chuck Shute Podcast,” The Winery Dogs guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“The Winery Dogs, the third album, the music exists. It’s been mixed. It’s been approved, and it has been mastered. So what we’re looking at now is when are we going to put it out? But the consensus seems to be that next year, 2023, will be The Winery Dogs year. I think the three of us really are excited about getting back at it. It’s been way too long.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Richie Kotzen Says The Winery Dogs’ New Album “Is Probably 85% Done”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Richie Kotzen offered an update on The Winery Dogs’ new album. According to him, the effort is about “85% done.”

Kotzen said the following:

“THE WINERY DOGS record, I would say, is probably 85 percent done. I’ve got all my guitars done and all my lead vocals and a couple of harmonies here and there. But basically now, what I’m looking to do, and what we’re looking to do, is to get Mike [Portnoy] to do some percussion and we want Billy [Sheehan] and Mike to do their vocal harmonies — you know, get their voices on there. And then once they do their harmonies and whatever percussion Mike wants to do, then I’ll take it back and maybe tweak a few things, and maybe I’ll do a couple of overdubs here and there. And it’ll be done before you know it. I think it’s gonna be done pretty quick.”

He continued when asked if the record will be released in 2022:

“That I don’t know. We didn’t really discuss when we’re gonna release it. And the thing is, like a lot of acts, I’m sure, THE WINERY DOGS is such a touring-type thing — I think a lot of the magic with that group comes together on stage — and so we wanna make sure that when we set this up that we can get out in front of people and play. And now, obviously, it’s a little choppy trying to organize all this. I think once the thing’s done and we can sit back and listen to it and it’s mixed and we can go, ‘Okay, this thing is done and ready,’ then we’re gonna come up with a plan on how to release it and when to release it. But to guess at it, the soonest, I think, would be, like, the end of this year, beginning of next year. I think that’s realistic — to set it up right and make sure that we have a way to get it out there.”

Kotzen also added the following about the album’s musical direction:

“Well, you know, we never discuss direction; we just go and write and see what comes out. But in sitting back and listening to it, as it is now in its current state, it reminds me more of the first album than the second album, only because on the second album, I think, the production, we went into a few different directions. Some of the songs — I don’t know — I think we explored some territory on the second record that didn’t exist on the first record. And this stuff, to me, sounds a little more raw, I guess you’d say — maybe more true to what the band sounds like live, like a trio. It might be ’cause I didn’t really do a lot of overdubs — it’s really just guitar, bass and drums. Like I said, I don’t know where it’s gonna end up, ’cause there’s still plenty of opportunity for me to totally fuck this thing up. Nah, I think it’s gonna be good; I think people are gonna like it. I play it in my car here and there, and I like it. Like I said, it’s just a matter of getting their voices on there — some harmonies — and some percussion. Maybe a couple of little guitar [bits] — maybe I’ll double a couple of lines here or there; that sort of thing. But I’m trying to keep it pretty raw, pretty power trio-sounding.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Billy Sheehan Says The Winery Dogs Have “About Eight Or 10 Things Ready To Go” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Tulsa Music Stream, Billy Sheehan offered an update on The Winery Dogs’ new album. According to him, the band have “about eight or 10 things ready to go” for the effort.

Sheehan had the following to say when asked if the group have started recording or if they are still writing:

“A little of both, but it’s mostly writing. We write like people used to write in the old days: the band gets together in a room and we start figuring things out. And I love it that way as opposed to getting outside writers or having one guy be the writer and everybody plays his songs. So we work together as a band quite well.”

He also added the following about the band’s writing session in early July:

“[It] went really swimmingly. We weren’t killing ourselves, but we were working hard. We’ve got about eight or 10 things ready to go. We’re gonna go back and do it again at the end of this month for another session. And if, at that point, we feel we’ve got a great record, in our humble opinion, we will go ahead and [record] it. If not, we’ll write some more.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Winery Dogs Working On New Music

The Winery Dogs have officially started work on new music. Bassist Billy Sheehan tweeted the following about that:

The Winery Dogs Announce May U.S. Tour

The Winery Dogs have announced a May U.S. tour. This will be the band’s first trek in close to three years.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
05/02 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
05/03 New York, NY – Sony Hall
05/05 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
05/07 Hopewell, VA – Beacon Theater
05/08 Nashville, TN – Basement East
05/09 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/11 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
05/12 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/15 Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – Potowatami Casino
05/17 Milwaukee, WI – Potowatami Casino
05/18 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
05/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
05/24 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
05/28 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theater
05/29 Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater
05/30 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater

The Winery Dogs Premiere “Elevate” Live Video From “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016”

The Winery Dogs have premiered a live video for “Elevate” via Loudwire. The footage is from the band’s “Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016” release which will be available on August 4.