Rock/Metal Ensemble to Hit the Road with Legendary Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Beginning January 31st
January, 2017 (Huntington, NY) — Having recently released their video for brand new single “Give Me Love” towards the end of 2016, Voices of Extreme–the dynamic hard-rock trio that has brought a deep melodic edge to metal–recently announced they will embark on a 10-date North American Tour with former Queensryche founder and one of the most skilled rock vocalists on the scene today, Geoff Tate! The band kicks off the tour on Tuesday, January 31st at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live and will wind their way through Texas, Chicago, Tennessee, New York, and Pennsylvania for what is sure to be a thrilling experience as they take some of their heavier material through an acoustic metamorphosis! (Tour Dates Below)
Hailing from New York, Voices of Extreme is a powerful hard rock ensemble that appeals to fans of dynamic, harmonic metal and melodic rock. All of the members have extensive experience in the industry and are now supporting their upcoming E.P. this summer. Recently, the band has reformed as a 3 piece with Don Chaffin (formerly of Red Lamb and Ram Jam) taking on lead guitar and vocals, Steven G. Knight on Bass and John Cappadona on drums.
The new single and official music video for the song “Give Me Your Love” was released in support of their upcoming E.P. slated for spring of 2017!
Born in Long Island New York, Don Chaffin has toured the U.S.A. opening for Godsmack, Foreigner, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Powerman 5000, Dr. John, Steve Howe of Yes, Robbie Krieger of The Doors , Vanilla Fudge and more. Since 1995, Don has worked hand in hand as co-writer and co-producer with the legendary team of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz from the Kasenetz and Katz Allstars. Don Chaffin recently lent his formidable pipes to the Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)/ Dan Spitz (Anthrax)-produced debut album (and subsequent tour) from Red Lamb, the band featuring Dan Spitz from Anthrax on guitar. He’s also the man behind the mic for American Mafia, as well as Ram Jam, the band made famous by the hit song “Black Betty.” As a songwriter, Don works closely with hit-making producers like Jerry Kasenetz, Jeff Katz and Jim Bralower. He also recently launched the DIIBand (also with Dan Spitz). In addition, Don has performed countless appearances with projects such as O2 / LUB / John Macaluso Union Radio / Empyreon / and many more.
Bassist Steven G Knight’s career has consisted of playing hard rock, southern rock, country, modern worship music, to acoustic folk. Being self taught and influenced by his older brother at a young age by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Sting, Queensryche and Iron Maiden to a few. This music has left a serious mark on his attitude and skill set of excellence. Fresh out of High School he took the stage with the 1980’s chart hitting Rock band, “Bellicose,” named Z-Rock’s band of the year, with the album, “Love on Ice” was his first major calling. Rolling onward, he’s never stopped as a wanted man playing with Roulette, Outcast, as well as Michael Gott, Robin Hackett, Jerry Audley, Junkyard Mars, Stand2Reason, SuperNova Remnant, Carbon, WOWU2, Rod Black, Jeremy Lynn Woodall and the Grinders, Billy Joe Shaver, Saints and Sinners, and Ashes of Eagles. A staple of the Texas music scene, and so much more.
Drummer John Cappadona has over 30 years experience in performing, recording, and teaching. Rock, funk, fusion, soul, R&B, and pop are some of the styles of music John excels in. Many of the acts he has played with include Almost Queen, Evolution, Bad machine, Thin Lizzy, Band de Soule, and many other various original bands. During his career, he competed in the master level at Long Island Drum Centers Drum tournament at Hofstra University, and won first place. His motivation and dedication to drumming inspires many of his students and people from all over who love to listen and watch him play.
Geoff Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. He will present his upcoming all acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland and will feature three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genres most recognized songs that include “Silent Lucidity”, “Jet City Woman”, “Empire”, “I Don’t Believe In Love” and “Eyes Of A Stranger”.
Upcoming VOX “Unplugged” Tour Dates with Geoff Tate:
Tuesday, January 30th @ 3TEN Austin City Limits Live, Austin, TX
Wednesday, February 1st @ Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
Thursday, February 2nd @The Pub Fountains, Sugar Land, TX
Saturday, February 4th @ Trees, Dallas, TX
Sunday, February 12th @ City Winery Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL
Monday, February 13th @ City Winery Nashville, Nashville, TN
Sunday, February 19th @ 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue, NY
Monday, February 20th @ City Winery, New York, NY
Tuesday, February 21st @ State College, State College, PA
Wednesday, February 22nd @ Diesel Club Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA
For More Information on Voices of Extreme, VISIT: www.VoicesofExtreme.com
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