Stevie Van Zandt To Webcast New Label Launch Party

(PR) Stevie Van Zandt celebrates the launch of his new imprint Lost Cathedral and the label's first release from internationally acclaimed rock band Crown of Thorns with a special NYC event on Wednesday, June 17 at St. Paul The Apostle Church. "Stevie Van Zandt's Lost Cathedral Presents Crown of Thorns Live" features the band performing songs from their album FAITH, out June 9.

The full concert experience will be broadcast on the internet along with behind the scenes footage, interviews, and a sneak peek of the band's new video -- culminating with a live set of driving rock and roll. Broadcast details TBD.

Fans can only win tickets to the VIP event via the Crown of Thorns Facebook fan page; myspace.com/crownofthorns; or by entering to win at contest@crownofthornsevent.com.

Crown of Thorns' FAITH is a solid collection of rock tunes that brings back the trademark sound that established the band as a global force to be reckoned with and keeps intact all the elements of infectious guitar riffs, soaring hooklines, and great melodies. All songs on FAITH were written and produced by frontman Jean Beauvoir except "Rock Ready," which he co-wrote with bassist Michael Paige, "Living In The Shadows," co-written with guitarist Tommy Lafferty, and "Motorcycle Loretta," a featured bonus track co-written with Steven Van Zandt. The CD's mystical undertones are culled from Beauvoir's voodoo heritage. His Uncle is internationally renowned Voodoo Priest Max Beauvoir, the inspiration behind the film and subject of the book "The Serpent and The Rainbow" (Wade Davis and Wes Craven).

"Over the years I've incorporated elements of Voodoo spirituality in my music. With FAITH I tapped into my heritage and brought the symbolism and meaning behind Voodoo into the forefront both in image and feeling. I wanted fans to experience the energy and electricity through the music," explains Jean.

Adds Stevie Van Zandt: "This event will showcase the band's rockin' live show. Crown of Thorns' style comes out of the '70's and '80's Classic Melodic Hard Rock genre but Jean's voice is more versatile than most and has to be because his songwriting covers a wider range than the genre can hold. From his most intimate whispered vignettes filled with personal torment, to his vast epic sci-fi post apocalyptic movie vistas, his songs capture you and transport you to another time and place. And the band is great enough to communicate the magic and majesty of every emotional nuance."

Lost Cathedral is part of the Renegade Nation family of entertainment ventures founded by Stevie Van Zandt which also includes Wicked Cool Records and Little Steven's Underground Garage syndicated radio show.

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