Black Label Society’s ‘Revolver Golden Gods’ Tour Set For April-June
Black Label Society will headline the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Tour, it was announced recently. This Epiphone-sponsored tour will get underway the second week of April and run through early June.
Down and Devil You Know have been listed as supporting acts. The former is scheduled to appear with BLS at all the show stops back and forth across the country from May 2-23.
Guitar great Zakk Wylde created the heavy metal band Black Label Society in 1998 in Los Angeles. The group quickly grabbed serious attention – and assumed a leading role in its genre – and since then, BLS has produced nine studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, one EP, and three video albums. They have wowed fans around the world and earned plaudits from fellow performers. Considered to be one the most powerful live band’s of the current generation, BLS is known for smashing riffs, super solos and a stable of enormously successful albums.
Wylde himself has won numerous awards, including having been named Guitar World Magazine’s MVP four straight years, “Best Rock Guitarist” by Guitar Player, and, among other awards, “Best Guitarist” by Revolver Magazine.
Before bringing BLS into being Wylde, was Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20+ years. As well as participating in a run of multi-platinum albums, Wylde wrote all the music for Osbourne’s best-seller, “No More Tears”.
The Revolver Golden Gods Tour follows last year’s Road to the Golden Gods Tour, headlined by Stone Sour. This tour, like last year’s, ties into the Revolver Golden Gods, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show.
Catacombs of the Black Vatican is the group’s first all new since the 2009 release The Order of the Black. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
BLS recently announced a 13-stop Canadian tour billed as “An Evening With Zakk Wylde”. It’s to focus on intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album, Book of Shadows.
Wylde’s playing, song-writing and larger-than-life on-stage persona have made him a force to be reckoned with in the industry.