The Winery Dogs On Tour in May 2019

By:  Addie Hayes, Editor/Lead Writer, Regional Music Journal

Rock supergroup The Winery Dogs formed in 2012.  The trio is made up of three of rock music’s most renowned musicians.  Mike Portnoy, who spent 25 years with Dream Theater and worked on other projects such as Adrenaline Mob, is the band’s drummer.  Known for his work with the likes of Steve Vai, David Lee Roth and Mr Big to name a few, is bassist Billy Sheehan.  Finally, Richie Kotzen, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer who has worked with bands like Poison and Mr Big, is the bands lead singer and guitarist.

The original concept for The Winery Dogs came from Portnoy and Sheehan, who wanted to form a power rock trio.  After solidifying the lineup with the addition of Kotzen, the band recorded their first studio album, The Winery Dogs, which was released in 2013.  The album proved to be successful and appeared on several rock music charts around the world.

Since the release of their first album, The Winery Dogs have gone one to release Hot Streak in 2015 and Dog Years in 2017.  On December 5, 2018, Portnoy announced the band would embark on a one month U.S. tour in May 2019.  This will be the band’s first tour in close to three years.

Tour Dates:

May 01 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall

May 02 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak

May 03 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall

May 05 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhous

05/07 – Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theater

05/08 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East

May 09 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

May 11 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

May 12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

May 12 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s

May 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Potowatami Casino

May 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Potowatami Casino

May 18 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater

May 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

May 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

May 24 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

May 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d

May 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theater

May 29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater

May 30 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater

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