The Guess Who Announces New LP Release, Tour Dates; Debut Lead Single’s Video

Courtesy: Cleopatra Records

Veteran rock band The Guess Who has a brand new album on the way.

The band announced this week that it will release its new album The Future IS What It Used To Be on September 14 via Cleopatra Records.  It will be made available on CD, digital and vinyl platforms, and in anticipation of its release, the band — currently made up of Garry Peterson (drums, vocals), D# (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Will E. (guitar, harp, vocals), Leonard Shaw (keyboards, flute, sax, vocals) and Rudy Sarzo (bass, vocals) — debuted the video on July 17 for the album’s lead single, ‘Playin’ on the Radio.’

The video places the band’s current lineup in what looks like a train yard of sorts as it performs the light, new single.  Directed by Nigel Dick, the video was shot in Las Vegas.  Dick explained in a recent interview that the video’s shoot in a train yard was from his own interests.

“I love what I do and I love trains and I love rock ‘n roll,” Dick said.  “So I was honored to be asked to shoot The Guess Who, and when they told me they were available for a day in Vegas and by chance I stumbled on this wonderful rail-yard full of old engines just up the road from the strip, I was in Heaven and up to my axles in dust!  It was a perfect day.”

Guitarist Will E. shared Dick’s enthusiasm for the video shoot.

“Having the privilege of working with the legendary Nigel Dick took me back to growing up in an era where music videos told a creative story that I always looked forward to seeing by my favorite artists,” Will E. said.  This track was no exception, adding a colorful, action packed sequence to a great story.”

Along with the debut of its new video, this lineup of The Guess Who launched a new tour in support of both its new single and album July 27 in Sarnia, ON.  The tour is currently scheduled to run through Dec. 11 in The Villages, Florida. After that, the band will take some time off to rest and recharge before performing another live date on March 9, 2019 in Waterbury, CT.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 Centennial Park Sarnia, ON
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 Medicine Hat Ex & Stampede   Medicine Hat, AB
Fri, Aug 24, 2018 Foellinger Theatre Ft. Wayne, IN
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 Lincoln Amphitheatre Lincoln City, IN
Fri, Aug 31, 2018 Oregon State Fair Salem, OR
Sat, Sep 1, 2018 Fort Randall Casino Lake Andes, SD
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York, NY
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 Helwig Winery Plymouth, CA
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 The Golden Nugget  Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 Robinson Grand Perf. Arts Center Clarksburg, WV
Sun, Nov 11, 2018 Magic City Casino Amphitheater Miami, FL
Fri Nov 23, 2018 Boomtown Casino Hotel Reno, NV
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 One World Theatre Austin, TX
Sat, Dec 1, 2018 Arlington Music Hall Arlington, TX
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 Savannah Center The Villages, FL
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 Palace Theatre Wataerbury, CT

The Future IS What It Used To Be can be pre-ordered now on CD, vinyl and iTunes.  ‘Playin’ on the Radio’ is streaming now via YouTube and Spotify.  More information on the band’s new single, album, tour and more is available online now at:






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