Having sold over 225,000 albums in one month, Chickenfoot, comprised of guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Peppersâ€™ drummer Chad Smith, and Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony maintain a #2 position on the Billboard Indie Albums Chart and #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. These positions follow a strong debut at #4 for two weeks in a row and a top 10 position for the first three weeks. The band has also announced two more summer tour dates in Denver, CO on September 11th at The Fillmore and in San Antonio, TX at Sunset Station on September 20th for their recently announced first major North American tour. Sales were strong for the first of Chickenfootâ€™s shows that went on sale June12th. Fans can get tickets at Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com.
Chickenfoot has been hailed by critics:
â€œHagar and Satriani have embedded plenty of hooks and compact solos in these tunes, and the refreshingly agile rhythm section motors them along.â€ — USA Today
â€œChickenfootâ€™s self-titled debut favors straight-ahead rockers like the single â€œOh Yeahâ€ or the blues-fed â€œSexy Little Thing,â€ and â€œSoap on a Ropeâ€ sounds like a Led Zeppelin outtake sent back from the year 2019.â€ — Billboard
â€œâ€¦the band rocks with a vengeance, delivering bludgeoning blows that mix AC/DC-style scorched metal with goodtime riff-rock.â€ –Performing Songwriter
â€œâ€¦as much as these names alone carry carte blanche in the rock hierarchy, Chickenfoot is more than a vanity project because it is a fully realized rock monster. If I still had my 1979 Trans-Am, this would be glued into the cassette deck. Itâ€™s that good.â€ –Envy Magazine
â€œâ€¦the bandâ€™s bombastic debut CD pretty much proves Chickenfoot is a cohesive unit of amazing players who truly enjoy zoning into each otherâ€™s musical passions, and having one huge blast churning out rock and roll thrills. Modeled after Led Zeppelinâ€™s riff-and-rhythm propelled onslaught, Chickenfoot evokes the raw, electric energy of the â€˜70s bands expanding the vocabulary of blues rock, while simultaneously keeping the tones and grooves sharp and modern.â€ — Guitar Player
This upcoming tour will visit larger venues than the May North American club tour, which sold out in a matter of minutes and received strong reviews. Additional dates will be announced shortly.
CHICKENFOOT NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES:
Aug. 18 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD On Sale Now
Aug. 20 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT On Sale Now
Aug. 22 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ On Sale Now
Aug. 23 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH On Sale Now
Aug. 24 Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA On Sale Now
Aug. 26 Ntelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA On Sale Now
Aug. 27 The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory Charlotte, NC On Sale Now
Aug. 29 House of Blues, Myrtle Beach N. Myrtle Beach, SC On Sale Now
Aug. 30 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA On Sale Now
Sept. 5 Harveys Resort Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe, NV On Sale Now
Sept. 11 The Fillmore Denver, CO On Sale 7/18
Sept. 12 Rock Jam Grand Junction, CO On Sale Now
Sept. 14 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK On Sale Now
Sept. 16 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX On Sale Now
Sept. 17 Concrete Street Pavilion Corpus Christi, TX On Sale Now
Sept. 20 Sunset Station San Antonio, TX On Sale 7/24
Sept. 21 Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie, TX On Sale Now
Sept. 23 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ On Sale Now
Sept. 25 Greek Theatre Berkley, CA On Sale Now
Sept. 26 Harrahâ€™s Rincon Open Sky Theater Valley Center, CA On Sale Now
Sept. 27 Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA On Sale Now
Chickenfoot made their first ever TV performing appearance during the first week of The Tonight Show with Conan Oâ€™Brien on Friday, June 5th. The self-titled debut is a hard rock album that sets the standard for rock music. â€œThe album is an 11-song slab of raging rock,â€ says writer Joe Bosso of Guitar World magazine. Chickenfoot is produced by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones) and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica). The bandâ€™s first single, â€œOh Yeah,â€ has been embraced by radio. It has proven to be a true multi-format smash, topping both the mainstream and classic rock charts at #1, as well as charting in active rock.
For more information about Chickenfoot, the upcoming self-titled debut album Chickenfoot and tour dates, please visit www.chickenfoot.us. Fans can also stay connected with Chickenfoot by becoming a fan of the band on Facebook or following their Twitter updates with @chickenfootjoe.