Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have scheduled the following dates:
March 22 - The Kennel Club Sacramento, CA
March 29 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA (VR on at 9 p.m.) (w/ TESTAMENT)
March 29 - Britannia Arms Cupertino, CA (headlining; VR on at 11:59 p.m.)
VICIOUS RUMORS recently announced the addition of singer Ronnie Stixx (SHADOWKEEP, DIVINE RUINS) to the group's ranks. "Ronnie showed up and blew the band away with his powerful voice," stated guitarist Geoff Thorpe. "The first night he sang with us it was like he was in the band for years. It was amazing. Major worldwide touring is in the works. Our first show is March 29 at the Britannia Arms in Cupertino, California."
Ronnie was born in Los Angeles and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has made a name for himself in the metal world with a vocal style that is melodic and aggressive. Ronnie's main influences are such great vocalist as Carl Albert (VICIOUS RUMORS), Tony Harnell (TNT) and Ronnie James Dio.
Ronnie is no stranger to the big stage, having performed at major festivals throughout Europe and the USA.
VICIOUS RUMORS is currently writing material for a new album that will be recorded later in the year at Trident studios in Pacheco, California with the production team of Geoff Thorpe and Juan Urteaga. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Murderball", "From Fear to Eternity" and "Over the Edge".
Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with Geoff Thorpe at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the three-and-a-half-minute clip below.
James Rivera (also HELSTAR, ex-SEVEN WITCHES, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) appears on VICIOUS RUMORS' latest album, "Warball", which came out in the U.S. in October 2006.