The Hard Rock juggernaut known as Hellyeah is currently in Dallas, TX putting the final touches on their sophomore release titled- Stampede (Epic Records), due out July 13th. Once finished, the band will hit the road for a worldwide tour throughout the summer (dates below).
Stampede, the follow up to the bands 2007 self-titled debut is being recorded, produced and mixed by Vinnie Paul and Sterling Winfield. Vocalist Chad Gray says of the album "I couldn't wait to write this record. I can't wait for our fans to hear it and I definitely can't wait to hit the f***ing stage and play it! Stampede represents every emotion that you've ever had and everything that screams Hellyeah! There's no smoke and mirrors with what we are. What you see is what you get. And what your get is Five guys bringin' it, a head full of music, bleeding ears and most likely….Drunk!"
Hellyeah is a Supergroup comprised of Grammy nominated and chart topping musicians. Drummer Vinnie Paul from Pantera (over 20 million selling, one of the only Metal bands to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts), Vocalist Chad Gray and Guitarist Greg Tribbett hail from Mudvayne (Grammy Nominated, 3.3 million selling, #1 most played single at Active Rock Radio in 2009) Guitarist Tom Maxwell and bassist Bob Zilla hail from highly credible rock acts Nothingface and Damageplan respectively.
As Hellyeah they also have an impressive history. Their debut album has sold nearly 400,000 copies in the US and produced 2 top 10 Active Rock singles "Alocohaulin Ass" and "You Wouldn't Know."
April 24 WXTB 98Rockfest St. Pete Times Forum- Tampa, Florida w/ Alice In Chains
April 25 WYBB LiveX 2010 Ladson Fairgrounds- Ladson, South Carolina
May 1 WJRR Earthday/ Tinker Field- Orlando, Florida
May 3 Concrete Street Amphitheater- Corpus Christi, Texas w/ Papa Roach
May 4 Warehouse Live- Houston, Texas w/ Papa Roach
May 5 Palladium Ballroom- Dallas, Texas w/ Papa Roach
May 7 Kattfest / Zoo Amphitheater- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 8 KDJE Edgefest / Arkansas State Fair- Little Rock, Arkansas
May 9 Rupp Arena- Lexington, Kentucky w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 11 Alliant Energy Center- Madison, Wisconsin w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 12 Alltel Center- Mankato, Minnesota w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 14 KIWR Rockfest WestFair Amphitheatre- Council Bluffs, Iowa
May 16 KAZR Lazerfest Indianola National Balloon Grounds- Indianola, Iowa
May 18 La Crosse Center Arena- LaCrosse, Wisconsin w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 19 Peoria Civic Center- Peoria, Illinois w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 21 Fillmore Detroit- Detroit, Michigan w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 22 Eagles Ballroom- Milwaukee, Wisconsin w/ Seether
Jun 3- Amsterdam, Holland- Melkweg
Jun 5- Nurburg,Germany- Rock Am Ring Festival
Jun 6- Nuremberg, Germany- Rock Im Park festival
Jun 7- Berlin,Germany- C-Club w/ Stone Sour
Jun 8- Hamburg,Germany- Gruenspan w/ Stone Sour
Jun 11- Nickelsdorf, Austria- Novarock Festival
Jun 12- Donnington,UK- Download Festival
Jun 14- London,UK- Metal Hammer Awards
Jun 19- Gothenburg,Sweden- Metaltown Festival
Jun 20- Seinajoki, Finland- Provinssirock Festival
Check out Vinnie and Sterling's report from the studio and hear a snippet of a brand new song on the band's YouTube page www.hellyeahband.com.
HELLYEAH will debut the first track from STAMPEDE to fans on April 21st.