Vixen have booked some U.S. shows for this summer/fall. Here’s the dates:
07/26 York, PA – York State Fair
07/27 Anapolos, MD – Rams Head Live
07/28 Vineland, NJ – Landis Theatre
07/30 Worcester, MA – Rascals
08/11 Three Forks, MT – Rockin The Rivers
08/20 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fair
08/21 Gaitinburg, TN – Monsters On The Mountain
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street Experience
10/29 – 11/03 Los Angeles, CA – Kiss Kruise
Vixen bassist Share Ross has announced that she will be “taking a hiatus” from the band. During her absence, Julia Lage (ex-Barra De Saia) will be filling in. Ross told the crowd the following during the group’s February 8 show at Magic City Casino in Miami, FL:
“Life has got a little complicated, and I can’t keep up with a lot of shit, so something has to give. And I’m sorry to say, I have to step away from Vixen for a while. I’m taking a hiatus, and I know you’re going to be supportive – of the band, and of me – because you know that the love is there. And I want you to graciously love and open your arms to the amazing Julia Lage, who’s going to step in and play bass.”
Vixen have recruited Femme Fatale’s Lorraine Lewis as their new singer. She will be taking over for Janet Gardner, who recently exited the group. This news comes after Lewis previously filled in for Gardner back in March 2018. The band commented:
“‘Waiting for the Big One’!?!??! Then wait no more! Show some love and support for Hurricane Lorraine Lewis! Back with Vixen to take care of some unfinished business! Join us on our 2019 ‘There’s no Cryin’ in Rock N Roll’ Roadshow. See you at The Show!”
Vixen have confirmed that they are planning to continue with a new singer following Janet Gardner’s departure. The band commented:
“To all our Vixen friends and fans… Janet felt the time was right to pursue a solo career and devote more time to family. We respect Janet’s bold and courageous decision to leave Vixen and we’ll always cherish the memories and music we made together as Vixen. Moving forward as a band we tip our hat to Van Halen who has two of the most recognizable frontmen in Rock n Roll; Diamond David Lee Roth and the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar! With our new lead singer, we too will expand upon the Vixen legacy while remaining true to our musical roots. Vixen already has an amazing 2019 scheduled with a much sought after studio album in the works and a full slate of live performances!!! More official updates and announcements forthcoming!!!”
Janet Gardner has announced her departure from Vixen. She issued the following statement:
“After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that it’s time for me to step aside and let Roxy and Share pursue their vision for the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated. Love, Janet 💗”
Vixen have premiered a new video for “You Ought to Know By Now.” The clip was filmed on June 17 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. A 2018 studio version of “You Ought to Know By Now” was included with the band’s “Live Fire” release.
Vixen are streaming a new studio acoustic version of “Edge Of A Broken Heart.” This version of the song will appear on the band’s “Live Fire” release, which will be available on July 6. That effort will come with 12 live tracks that were recorded at Chicago’s Arcada Theater last year, as well as the aforementioned “Edge Of A Broken Heart” and a new studio version of “You Ought to Know By Now.”
Vixen have announced that they will be releasing “Live Fire” on July 6 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will come with 12 live tracks that were recorded at Chicago’s Arcada Theater last year. It will also come with a new studio version of “You Ought to Know By Now” and a new studio acoustic version “Edge Of A Broken Heart.” Various pre-order options can be found HERE.
“Live Fire” Track Listing:
01. “Rev It Up” (Live)
02. “How Much Love” (Live)
03. “One Night Alone” (Live)
04. “Cryin'” (Live)
05. “Meet The Band” (Live)
06. “Rock Me” (Live)
07. “Streets In Paradise” (Live)
08. “I Don’t Need No Doctor” (Live)
09. “Love Is A Killer” (Live)
10. “Love Made Me” (Live)
11. “Big Brother” (Live) *previously unreleased*
12. “Edge of A Broken Heart” (Live)
13. “You Ought To Know By Now” (New Studio Version)
14. “Edge of A Broken Heart” (New Studio Acoustic Version)
On January 12, Vixen’s Janet Gardner had to undergo an emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma. Fortunately, she is “recovering very well.”
“It is with immense gratitude and joy that we want you to know our Vixen front woman extraordinaire, Janet Gardner is currently recovering from emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma. In Los Angeles, on Friday, January 12, the day after playing a brilliant show with her solo band at the Whiskey A GoGo, she was rushed to the hospital and they had to drill a hole into her skull to relieve the hematoma and put a titanium plate to cover the hole.
She is recovering very well and our hearts are filled with relief. Thank you for your love and support and we look forward to seeing you soon.”
Gardner also issued her own statement:
“I wanted to take a moment, and catch everyone up on the last few, very eventful days.
First, I would like to thank everyone who came out to our show in Los Angeles, at the Whisky a GoGo, on Thursday. We had a wonderful time, and the crowd was amazing!
Unfortunately, on Friday, things turned a little upside down on us. I was rushed off to the hospital, and had to have emergency surgery to remove a subdural hematoma that was putting pressure on my brain. They had to drill a hole into my head to remove the hematoma and put a titanium plate in to cover the hole.
I am literally a metal head!
I apologize for having to cancel the Vamp’d show last night. We will be rescheduling that soon. I will keep you posted on my recovery.
Thank you for all the love and support!💜”