It was only months ago that King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill was hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack. Now, after his amazing recovery, he and his bandmates in King’s X–dUg Pinnick (bass/vocals) and Ty Tabor (guitar)–will head out on tour this fall with fellow legends Kansas. Both Gaskill and Pinnick spoke on the upcoming tour with Gaskill saying, “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors.” He added, “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary KANSAS. Let’s rock…”
When asked about the announcement, bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick had this to say: “I’ve been a huge KANSAS fan since the beginning. I remember sitting on the floor with my friends listening to the just released record ‘Song for America’…Fast forward to years later, KING’S X is going on tour with them!! It is an honor to be doing shows with them. This is gonna rock!!”
The band’s tour will be in support of its most recent release, “Live Love in London.” The live show, recorded at the famed Electric Ballroom january 22, 2009, is available now in a dual 3-disc cd/dvd package, and as a doube disc cd-only set. the show features some of the band’s biggest hits including: “Lost in Germany”, “Over My Head”, “It’s Love”, and “Black Flag”.
Kansas’ original member Richard Williams was asked about the upcoming tour, too. He said of Kansas’ anticipation, “We are really looking forward to the upcoming shows with KING’S X. They’re a great band and a force to be reckoned with. It’s a tour like this that allows us to dig a little bit deeper into our catalogue and play a few songs that KANSAS fans haven’t heard for a while. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!”
Special opening act and one man band That 1 Guy (featuring Mike Silverman) will join the band’s on select dates on the tour. So far, ten dates have been confirmed for the tour. It will kick off September 13th at the Best Buy Theater in New York, New York.
Fans can keep up with all the latest tour dates as they are confirmed on the official King’s X website, http://www.kingsxrocks.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KingsxFanPage, and on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/alienbeans.
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