Saturday, September 11, 2021

Save The World Tour Fozzy Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Zero Theorem

Doors | 6:30 pm // Show | 7:30 pm


After touring the world and building a loyal fanbase for the better part of twenty years, Fozzy is the epitome of what a great rock n roll band should be: catchy, groovy, hooky, sweaty and most importantly, an AWESOME F**KIN TIME!


With five consecutive TOP 30 singles, Fozzy is steadily becoming one of the most successful bands on Modern Rock Radio, with their breakthrough massive smash song “Judas” expected to achieve Gold Record status by the end of 2021!


Rich Ward leads the band and is one of the most versatile, talented riff machines & songwriters in rock n roll today. Chris Jericho’s skills as a frontman are second to none and his vocal style & range are both unique and instantly recognizable. The powerhouse drumming of Frank Fontsere is the cornerstone of Fozzy’s sound, along with the blazing solos of Billy Grey and the rock star energy of new bass player, PJ Farley. These are five legit rock stars, whose energy and charisma light up every stage they play on and every crowd they perform for. As a result, it’s no surprise that Fozzy has skyrocketed into one of the hottest rock acts in years.


The band inched up the ladder after releasing four progressively popular studio albums in the 2000’s. However, it was 2012’s “Sin And Bones”, which featured the hit single “Sandpaper” (over 4.5 MILLION views on YouTube) that found the band reaching a level of legitimacy that drew a mass audience to drink in their trademark heavy melodic groove. The album eventually reached #143 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, but it was their next album, “Do You Wanna Start A War” (produced by Ward), released in the summer of 2014, that really blew the door open, debuting at #54 on Billboard and giving the band their first top 30 single in “Lights Go Out” which was blared in sports arenas nationwide.


But as much success as the band had enjoyed, nothing compared to the juggernaut of 2017’s “Judas” album. Released in May 2017, the aforementioned title track spent 5 WEEKS at NUMBER ONE on the highly influential ‘Big Uns Countdown’ on Sirius/XM’s Octane channel, amassed over 47 MILLION views for its video on YouTube, cracked the TOP 5 on the US Rock Radio Charts and is still heard by millions of fans worldwide weekly on the TNT Network’s hugely popular “AEW Dynamite” program. The follow up single “Painless” hit number 9 on the charts (almost 10 MILLION views on YouTube) with “Burn Me Out” peaking at number 18 and “Nowhere To Run” becoming Fozzy’s third Top Ten hit in 2020.


Now, with those massive songs in their arsenal and the new album “Boombox” cocked and ready to go, Fozzy looks forward to being back on the road for their Saving The World 2021Tour. After sharing the stage in recent years with Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, Slash, Saxon, Nickelback, Steel Panther & Buckcherry, Fozzy is stoked to storm back on the stage to bring good times and great tunes to their fans around the world and elsewhere! So get ready to experience the majesty and power of Fozzy LIVE once again, and for Judas’ sake…please wear a helmet!


Fozzy is:

Chris Jericho – vocals

Rich Ward – guitars, vocals

Frank Fontsere – drums

Billy Grey – guitars

PJ Farley – bass


Through Fire

Through Fire is an American hard rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, founded in 2015 by songwriter, guitarist and producer Justin McCain. They signed a deal with Sumerian Records and released their debut record in 2016. Their debut single “Stronger” reached number 29 on the mainstream rock chart.

Royal Bliss

Since their formation, Royal Bliss has been a powerful force in rock music. After thriving as an independent band, starting an exciting new partnership with Explorer1 Records, and seeing two of their latest singles hit the Top 20 Active Rock charts, the band known for persevering & surviving is more than ready for wherever this next chapter will take them.
After the abrupt shock the pandemic brought for the self-confessed “road warriors”, who are used to playing to sold-out audiences across America during their 150+ dates per year, Royal Bliss spent the past year reflecting on the last few decades together as a band and how, despite all of the odds stacked against them, they survived. Surviving is a theme that flickers throughout Royal Bliss’ new music; their latest single “Fire Within,” is a powerful rally cry for anyone who needs the inspiration to rise above every setback in one’s path. “This song is a message to and for my kids,” frontman Neal Middleton describes. “It’s for people who are struggling because they feel like an outcast compared to everybody else. As a band we’ve been told our dreams are unreachable, but you have to persevere. You have to light that fire within.” At its core, the track is for anyone who feels pressured to conform. “Over the last year especially, so much has been brought to light —women’s rights, LGBTQ+, systemic racism. It’s about embracing our differences but knowing we all deserve to be treated equally.”
Written with multiple Grammy award winner Justin Rimer, the track became something of a catalyst for the band’s new post-pandemic outlook. “We were on the road constantly for 20 years and being forced in one place encouraged a lot of personal growth with every individual in the band,” Neal states. “‘Fire Within’ encapsulates the mindset we have now; we’re refocused, reenergized, and ready for this new chapter of our career.” ‘Fire Within’ is a song the band hopes will unite people after they’ve been apart for so long. “It was something every single person in the world went through. ‘Fire Within’ will connect them to that, and to us, because it was a universal experience.”
After they released their debut record “Life In-Between,” there isn’t much Royal Bliss hasn’t already accomplished —from signing with Capitol Records in 2009, garnering over 100 million streams and 175,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, charting on the Billboard Top 20 & hitting #1 in Billboard Heatseekers, touring with the likes of Kid Rock, Chevelle to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and having 10 singles break the top 50 on Active Rock radio. A band that prides themselves on their storytelling and ability to deftly blend classic rock with modern rock elements, Royal Bliss is a one-of-a-kind rock band and has the feverish fan following to prove it.
Royal Bliss has released 5 full-length studio albums —“After The Chaos II,” “Life In Between,” “Waiting Out The Storm,” “Chasing The Sun,” and the band’s 2019 self-titled record “Royal Bliss.” But even with all of those achievements, the band’s biggest career highlight can be described in one word: Surviving. “Surviving this last year was a highlight in and of itself” Neal laughs, touching on the band’s commitment to persevering for the sake of their music. Last year, just as the world began to shut down, the group signed a partnership deal with Explorer1 Music/EX1 Records. “Signing a second record deal in our lifetime as a band is a second chance not many bands get,” Taylor Richards adds.
As the band prepares to release new music through the upcoming year, Royal Bliss’ biggest aim is to bring people together. “We hope it unites people from all walks of life, wherever they live and hope they can connect to the songs,” Neal says. “More than anything, this music is about rising above and knowing that when we’re together, everything will be fine.”