Scorpions Offshoot Kottak Hitting The Road

(PR) Kottak has announced they will be touring the southwest United States October 30th through November 7th, 2009.

According to Jimmy Ratchitt (Vocals & Guitar), "The band is ecstatic to get out and play for our fans in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada! We're based in Los Angeles and it's been awhile since all of our schedules have synced-up enough to plan a tour like this and we can't wait to get out on the road!"

Jimmy Ratchitt is the alter ego of famed Scorpions drummer, James Kottak. Kottak also includes Athena on drums (lil' sis of Tommy Lee), Johnny Lucas on lead guitar, and Price Vernon on bass.

With their debut CD, 'greatist hits', and critically acclaimed follow up CD, 'therupy', Kottak has established itself as more than just a band with a spelling problem. Several tours of Japan, Europe, Mexico, and countless west coast runs have yielded a reputation as a rock solid act.

The Kottak live show has become an event to be experienced Loud, Sweaty and In Your Face! Fans also get a full dose of the bands' middle-finger waving attitude included free with every show.

Jimmy also noted that Kottak fans who make it to the southwest tour shows will be among the first to hear new songs from their upcoming third CD entitled, 'Scream With Me'. "Our southwest fans have waited a long time for us to come and play so we wanted to let them be the first to hear some of these new songs played live. The new CD totally rocks!"

Produced by Tommy Henriksen (Daughtry / B.C. Jean), 'Scream With Me' is slated for release in early 2010.

The KOTTAK southwest tour finishes up with one California performance at Rockfest 2009 in Lake Elsinore on November 7th. This show at Diamond Stadium also includes Warrant, Great White, Gilby Clarke Band, Adler's Appetite and Pretty Boy Floyd.

KOTTAK is looking forward to additional shows throughout 2009 and 2010 across the USA and around the world. Watch for new dates to be announced on: www.kottak.net, www.myspace.com/kottak.


30 The Ruby Room Phoenix, AZ
31 Copper State Tavern Glendale, AZ

2 Atomic Cantina Albuquerque, NM
4 The Blooze Bar Phoenix, AZ
5 The Jackass Bar Prescott Valley, AZ
6 Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, NV
7 Rockfest 2009 Lake Elsinore, CA

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