CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer and his #keiferband will embark on a U.S. tour this spring and summer time. Help on many of the dates on the trek will come from WINGER and former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi.
The dates are as follows:
June 15 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, Georgia (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 17 – Blue Observe Harrison – Harrison, Ohio (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 18 – Dr. Pepper Park – Roanoke, Virginia (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 21 – St. George Theatre – Staten Island, New York (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 23 – Santander Performing Arts Heart – Studying, Pennsylvania (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 24 – Palladium Ballroom – New York, New York (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 25 – Budweiser Brewery Expertise – Merrimack, New Haven (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 27 – Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts – Patchogue, New York (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 28 – Hampton Seaside On line casino Ballroom – Hampton Seaside, New Haven (with WINGER and John Corabi)
June 30 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, Pennsylvania (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 01 – Mountain View Amphitheater – Cheswick, Pennsylvania (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 06 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 07 – The Strand Ballroom & Theatre – Windfall, Rhode Island (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 14 – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, Illinois (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 15 – The Des Plains Theatre – Des Plaines, Illinois (with WINGER and John Corabi)
July 18 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, Colorado
July 19 – Steelhouse Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska (with L.A. GUNS)
July 21 – Mid Summer time Music Fest – Menahga, Minnesota (with L.A. GUNS)
July 22 – Medina Leisure Heart – Hamel, Minnesota (with L.A. GUNS)
July 27 – Granada Theater – Dallas, Texas, USA (with John Corabi)
July 28 – Rise Rooftop – Houston, Texas (with John Corabi)
July 29 – Haute Spot – Cedar Park Texas (with John Corabi)
Aug. 18 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tennessee (with WINGER and John Corabi)
Final month, Tom launched the official music video for the tune “A Totally different Gentle”. The observe is taken from Tom‘s critically acclaimed solo debut album, “The Method Life Goes”, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
The brand new video, produced and edited by Joshua Smith, options fan-shot dwell footage of the #keiferband from the primary yr on tour (2013) via the latest tour in 2022. Opening in somber black-and-white profiles of struggling souls, Keifer‘s sultry vocals mirror the troubles of these in despair as shimmering instrumental vibrations construct into an iconic key change. Inside the first minute, the viewer is graced with an exalted perspective, and a totally technicolor, modified world. The anthem and video wind between contemplative compassion and explosive enthusiasm, in the end touchdown on a perspective of hope and array of smiles the place “all people shines.”
Keifer‘s story begins because the singer-songwriter, guitarist and frontman of exhausting rock heavyweights CINDERELLA. His signature voice, guitar and bluesy, no-B.S. arena-shaking songwriting, performed an integral position in shifting data to the tune of 15 million worldwide. Tom Keifer is having fun with continued success recording and touring with #keiferband — Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope and Kory Myers — releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums, the aforementioned “The Method Life Goes” and “Rise”.
“Rise”, launched in September 2019 on Cleopatra Information, options the rousing, rollicking rock singles “The Loss of life Of Me” and “Hype”. Each singles landed within the Billboard Mainstream Rock High 40. Keifer‘s deep-seated roots shine via to the very core on “Rise”, one thing that was embedded on the very coronary heart of his music created through the multiplatinum CINDERELLA days.
“When this band got here collectively, all of us felt a bit like damaged souls, every with our personal distinctive story,” Tom defined. “In case you ask anybody within the band, they might all say this band got here alongside at simply the appropriate time. Each human who walks this planet faces challenges and excessive adversity they’ve to beat. As a band, we really feel lucky to have the ability to face these issues collectively. There’s a piece of each band member within the ‘The Loss of life Of Me’ in addition to all through the whole ‘Rise’ album.”
The frequent thread to every tune on “Rise” is the intuitive interaction between every member of #keiferband, a decent however unfastened collective that is spent the previous couple of years on the highway honing their dwell craft collectively. “Rise” is the studio-bred equal of a band simply now realizing the complete scope of its powers.
“We have been attempting to seize the sensation of what individuals have witnessed dwell with this band,” Keifer defined. “There’s an off-the-rails, actual dwell really feel to ‘Rise’ — and that is what we have been going for. It exhibits an actual type of angst and reckless abandon that we tried to not polish an excessive amount of. And once we pull it again on the ballads, it is extra concerning the emotion, the soul, and making individuals really feel one thing differently.”
“To me, the proper rock and roll document is completely fucked up,” Keifer mentioned with a hearty chortle. “You attempt to make every document fascinating and totally different. I do not ever wish to make the identical document twice, although there is a frequent thread between them. The whole lot does not must be completely in place, however there’s a stability you attempt to strike. Typically there could also be one thing about it that is technically not ‘proper,’ however there is a vibe, an power and an perspective to it that I all the time attempt to protect.”
In March 2022, Keifer mentioned that he was “not ready” for the 2021 passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. Jeff was discovered lifeless by his spouse, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on July 14, 2021 inside his house in Nashville. He was 58 years previous.
“I’ve gotta inform you, you are by no means actually prepared for that type of loss; you are not ready to listen to that type of factor,” Keifer instructed SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. “And everybody remains to be attempting to grieve and course of it. It is an emotional subject. Jeff was simply such a passionate, wonderful individual, musician, human. He had an enormous coronary heart. And it was a troublesome one, man. It nonetheless is, for everyone.”
Tom continued: “Jeff and I had a extremely good relationship all through out profession. Clearly, in bands there’s occasions when you’ve variations; that is a part of being in a band. It is true what individuals say about bands — that they are like a household, however, truthfully, it is like that and much more intense, as a result of there’s so many alternative sides that inform the dynamics between bands; every little thing from enterprise to creativity and every little thing in between. However regardless of any variations that we have had over time, and the band on the whole, as I’ve all the time mentioned, we have by no means aired something like that.
“Jeff and I had an amazing relationship,” Keifer repeated. “I beloved Jeff — I actually did — and have so many nice reminiscences of our journey collectively. He was wonderful, and never simply what he contributed to the music. Jeff had such an amazing humorousness, and a few of my favourite reminiscences with Jeff are simply type of reducing up collectively on the bus. We have been each large film followers and will quote just about all our favourite films. And we might sit within the entrance lounge and quote ‘Arthur’ and ‘The Large Lebowski’ and ‘Caddyshack’. He was only a actually passionate, actually enjoyable man to be round, and clearly, a tremendous performer. He was an enormous a part of CINDERELLA.
“Like I mentioned, you are by no means prepared for that. And everybody is admittedly truthfully… I am in contact with Eric [Brittingham, bass] and Fred [Coury, drums] often — all people near him — and we’re nonetheless attempting to course of it. We actually are.”
Though CINDERELLA hasn’t launched a brand new studio album since 1994’s “Nonetheless Climbing”, the band began enjoying sporadic exhibits once more in 2010 however has been largely inactive for the previous couple of years whereas Keifer targeted on his solo profession.