BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH: Set To Embark On Second Leg Of First-Ever Solo Tour Starting August 14 In Los Angeles

BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH is set to launch the second leg of his first-ever solo U.S. tour in support of his debut album, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, which was released September 9 on his Driven Music Group label.

With a new band at his side–Scott Von Heldt (guitars), Ralph Patlan (guitars), Michael Valentine (bass), Dan Johnson (drums), Brian Ruedy (keyboards/programming)—HEAD will embark on another round of dates starting August 14 in Los Angeles, including a free concert in Las Vegas on August 29 at the 20,000 seat Thomas & Mack Arena along with Flyleaf, Blindside, and others.

“The first leg of the tour a couple months ago was a great warm up tour,” says HEAD. “Now we’re ready to kick it up a notch. We’re coming into my neck of the woods with this West Coast leg and I’m expecting to see a great turn out and a lot of energy at the shows!”

SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, had tremendous sales its first week, making its debut on Billboard‘s “Top Hard Rock Albums” chart at #13, #7 on Billboard’s “Top Independent Albums” chart and #21 on SoundScan’s “Top Current Rock Albums” chart. Overall, against all genres, including new releases and catalogue, Head’s album debuted on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart at # 63.

Critics are taking notice as well. To wit:

“…an honest, forceful, spiritual metal record…”

–Brian Stillman, Revolver

“It’s downright impressive how a guitarist who has never sung before could release such a melodic, haunting record…”

–Robert VerBruggen, Outburn

“As shown throughout Head’s debut solo effort, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, though his lyrical messages may now be more positive and uplifting than anything found in the Korn hard rock catalogue, the style of music brought forth here is as heavy as anything Mr. Welch has ever presented before.”

–Hit Parader

“The hefty, synth-led ‘Flush’ nods towards Korn and early Static-X, while the amusingly titled ‘Die Religion Die’ is a dark stomper. All evidence that for Head, life these days, is definitely peachy.”

–Ronnie Kerswell, Rock Sound (U.K.)

Check out HEAD at any of the following stops:

DATE CITY VENUE

Fri 8/14 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky

Sun 8/16 Bakersfield, CA VBF Campus

Tue 8/18 Fresno, CA Babylon Club

Wed 8/19 Modesto, CA Fat Cat

Fri 8/21 Camas, WA Tom Festival (Christian Music Festival)

Sat 8/22 Coeur D’Alene ID The Grail

Sun 8/23 Seattle, WA El Corazon

Tue 8/25 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas

Wed 8/26 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre

Thu 8/27 Tucson, AZ Mainstreet Concert and Events Center

Sat 8/29 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Arena (w/ Flyleaf, Blindside)

www.brianheadwelch.net

www.myspace.com/brianheadwelch (for full concert details)

www.drivenmusicgroup.net

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