Ted Nugent has invited rising Australian rock star Laura Wilde to support him on his on tour.
The 22-year-old Wilde is hitting the North American road in support of her debut album, Sold My Soul.
"It's truly an honor to be invited to tour the USA and I feel so privileged to be selected by such an established rocker, exclaims Wilde. "I promise to crank it up to 11 and shake the foundations before Ted brings the house down."
"I am really proud to finally present my debut album Sold My Soul. It is mostly an expression of the thoughts and feelings I experienced in my late teens. This album is almost an emotional journal touching on my dreams, wishes, lost loves and the adventure of growing up. It is an introduction to the body of work that I am really excited to share with my fans over time, a taste of things to come."
Laura Wilde, at 16, was playing bass professionally. Her bottomless capacity for guitar knowledge manifested itself at 17 during a well-timed job at an instrument store. She suffered through one year of college to please her parents ("I found the environment to be too suppressive and conservative," she says). At 18, her amazing chops landed her in recording studios as both a bassist and a guitarist for a plethora of major names. Her looks certainly didn't hurt as she wound up as a fixture on television (Australia's Got Talent, as a presenter and part of the house band). Still, all she wanted to do was rock.
*May 4 Phoenix, AZ The Celebrity Theatre
May 26 Hollywood, CA Rock For Animals / Hard Rock
*June 10 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion
*June 12 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theatre
*June 14 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
*June 15 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
*June 16 Tama, IA Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
August 16 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go (with Great
White, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd)
*With Ted Nugent