Former Metallica/Voivod/Flotsam And Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted will be kicking off the American tour for his new band Newsted tonight in Walnut Creek, Ca.
The club tour will be hitting various markets across the west and east coast and Midwest for the rest of this month and well into May when the trek concludes on May 23rd in Asbury Park, NJ.
The American trek will be followed by a European Tour that will kick off with an appearance at Sonisphere Madrid on May 31st. That run will conclude on June 27th at the With Full Force Festival in Leipzig, Germany.
Jason Newsted has issued a new video message for fans about the tour plans, You can watch it here.
The band, which also features drummer Jesus Mendez Jr, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth, and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, recently completed work on their debut album.
04/19 - Walnut Creek, CA - Red House
04/23 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
04/24 - Fresno, CA - The Starline
04/26 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
04/27 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
05/01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
05/03 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
05/04 - Mesa, AZ - KUPD Ufiesta / Quail Run Park
05/15 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
05/17 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
05/18 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
05/21 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
05/22 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
05/23 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
05/31 - Sonisphere Festival Madrid - Madrid, Spain
06/01 - Sonisphere Festival Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
06/08 - Rock Im Park Clubstage - Nuremberg, Germany
06/09 - Rock Am Ring Clubstage - Nurburgring, Germany
06/10 - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium (with Mastodon)
06/12 - 100 Club - London, England
06/19 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy (with Slayer)
06/25 - Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia (with Slayer)
06/27 - With Full Force Festival - Leipzig, Germany