The Plain Dealer reports that VELVET REVOLVER spent time at Lakewood, Ohio's Lava Room Studios earlier in the month tracking b-sides for ther upcoming album, "Libertad", just before heading into New York for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. According to bassist Duff McKagan, the band is no stranger to the studio. "We recorded the song 'Come On, Come In' for the 'Fantastic Four' movie soundtrack here and liked the sounds and the vibe," he said.
In other news, the first club date for VELVET REVOLVER's upcoming North American tour has been announced: Monday, May 7 at Seattle's Showbox Music Club, Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
VELVET REVOLVER's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
South American tour:
Apr. 10 - Pista Atlética Del Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
Apr. 12 - Claro Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Apr. 15 - Quilmes Rock - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr. 16 - Estadio Obras (a.k.a. Estadio Pepsi Music), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr. 18 - Palacio De Los Deportes, Bogotá, Colombia
North American tour:
May 07 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
May 19 - Rock On The Range - Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
Jun. 01 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring, Eifel, Germany
Jun. 02 - Gods Of Metal - Idroscalo, Milan, Italy
Jun. 03 - Rock Im Park - Zeppelinfeld, Nürnberg, Germany
Jun. 08 - Download Festival - Castle Donington, Derby, England
Jun. 15/16 - Provinssirock - Seinjoki, Finland
Jun. 17 - Fields Of Rock - Walibi World, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Jun. 22/23 - Monsters Of Rock - Feria De Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Jun. 25 - Le Zénith De Paris, Paris, France
Jun. 26 - Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Jun. 29 - Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland
Jul. 02 - Quart Festivalen - Idrettsplassen, Kristiansand, Norway
More dates will be announced soon.