Drummer Grant Brooks Exits Through Fire, Joins Fozzy

Grant Brooks has announced his departure from Through Fire. The drummer is exiting the group to join Fozzy as a replacement for Frank Fontsere.

Brooks said the following:

“For 4 years I have played with Through Fire. I joined the band in the summer of 2017, starting with some of the biggest festivals I have played in my music career- from Louder Than Life with Ozzy Osbourne to Sonic Boom with Five Finger Death Punch, followed by touring across the USA several times. Being with Through Fire took me from being a local musician to a national touring artist and I will never forget these memories with my brothers who will always be my family. However, my time has come to an end with Through Fire. There is no bad blood and they will continue to shine with the new music coming out, that I love and know all of you will as well!

Having said all that, I’m very happy to announce that I have accepted the offer to be the NEW official drummer for Fozzy! I’m super excited to start this journey with my friends and crew in the band. So thankful for this amazing opportunity!

Huge shoutout to Rich Ward, aka The Duke and Chris Jericho for reaching out to me and offering me the gig.

My first shows will be on the Jericho Cruise setting sail from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas on March 14-18!

Thank you all for the support and can’t wait for the future. So many more exciting announcements coming soon!”

Fozzy also commented:

“After almost 2 decades, Frank Fontsere is stepping down as the drummer of Fozzy to focus on his family and other projects. We wish him nothing but the best and thank him for his years of maximum rock!

However, we are SO excited to announce that after an extensive audition process, our good friend Grant Brooks is the new drummer for Fozzy!! We are stoked to unleash the pure energy & talent that Grant brings to the band and we are ready to EXPLODE in 2022 … as we look forward to the BIGGEST year in our history! Love you guys and see you soon! – Chris, Rich, Billy & PJ.”

Through Fire To Donate Proceeds From Their Cover Of Roxette’s “Listen To Your Heart” To Cancer Research

Through Fire have announced that they will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their cover of Roxette’s “Listen To Your Heart” to St. Jude’s in honor of Marie Fredriksson, who sadly passed away from cancer earlier this month. That track appears on the group’s latest album “All Animal” and a video for it can be found below:

The band commented:

“Roxette‘s music has served as a soundtrack and inspiration for so many people. When recording our new album earlier this year, we decided to cover their classic ‘Listen to Your Heart‘. We always intended on the song being our second single, so went to L.A. several months ago to shoot the music video.

We were so excited to pay tribute and honor a legendary artist who had such a positive impact on us. We released the video on Monday morning, Dec 9th. However, the next day we were absolutely shocked and saddened to hear the news of Marie passing from cancer just hours after our video was released.

We dedicate the track and video to Marie‘s memory and have decided to donate a portion of the songs sales to St. Jude’s (www.stjude.org) in hopes of creating awareness and finding a cure for cancer.

We’re so incredibly sorry about the loss of such a music icon, our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and fans around the world. Marie‘s music is timeless and her memory will live forever.”

Like A Storm, Through Fire, Wilson, & Stitched Up Heart Announce U.S. Tour

Like A Storm and Through Fire have announced a co-headlining tour. Wilson and Stitched Up Heart will open.

Tour Dates:

07/12 Neillsville, WI – Rock-Fest Kickoff Party at Schuster Park (no Wilson/Stitched Up Heart)
07/13 Racine, WI – Route 20 (no Wilson)
07/14 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater (no Wilson)
07/15 Madison, WI – The Annex
07/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/19 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note (no Wilson)
07/20 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/21 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
07/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (no Wilson)
07/25 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
07/26 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07/27 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel Concert Lounge
07/28 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
07/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
07/31 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
08/02 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
08/03 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
08/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/06 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
08/07 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
08/09 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
08/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove

Through Fire Announce 2017 Tour With Dangerkids, Righteous Vendetta, & American Sin

Through Fire have announced a U.S. headlining tour with Dangerkids, Righteous Vendetta, and American Sin. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

11/28 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
11/29 Racine, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
11/30 Columbus, OH – The Basement
12/01 Peoria, IL – The Limelight
12/02 Springfield, MO – The Outland
12/03 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
12/04 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
12/05 Covington, KY – Madison Live
12/08 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
12/09 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
12/10 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
12/12 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
12/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/14 Madison, WI – The Annex
12/16 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room