L.A. GUNS founding member Tracii Guns has reunited with original members Paul Black and Nickey Alexander for a special series of shows to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary.
"It's been great jamming with the guys I started this journey with 20 years ago," says Guns. "All the classics sound better than ever and we will be performing them all as well as some surprises at these special shows!"
Paul Black and Nickey Alexander are L.A. GUNS' original vocalist and drummer, respectively. Black co-wrote the band's fan favorites and Alexander played all drum tracks on the classic self-titled debut album for Polygram Records. The band released a CD, titled "The Black List", earlier this year, which is a collection of previously unreleased recordings of L.A. GUNS standards from 1986 and 1987, and are currently recording new material for release in early 2007.
Tracii hopes to eliminate confusion between his version of L.A. GUNS and any other act using the name. "As for myself, Paul, Nicky and Jeremy, don't expect any empty clubs," Guns says. "Upon announcing our project we were immediately booked onto special event shows such as festivals in Trinidad with SCORPIONS plus Rio, Brazil at The Rock for Life Festival!" Shows are being confirmed worldwide for 2006-2007.
Continues Tracii: "If you want to hear the hits performed by the artists who actually wrote them and played authentically by the guitarist who formed the band (not to mention the fact that the band is NAMED AFTER ME) as well as the original vocalist and the drummer that played on the hits then please, by all means DO NOT confuse the two groups. I have surrounded myself with a team of positive, established professionals from management to the band itself who believe in the project and are ready to rock!"
Confirmed dates so far (more to be announced soon):
Sep. 01 - Florence City Music Festival - Florence, SC
Sep. 02 - Ambrosia Amphitheater - Trinidad, West Indies (w/ SCORPIONS)
Sep. 09 - Prime Time - Burnsville, MN
Sep. 16 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Sep. 17 - Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Oct. 12 - Rock for Life Festival - Rio De Janeiro, BRA