Hellyeah made their live return this past weekend withe Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga stepping behind the kit to bring the heavy. The band played a one off tribute show to late drummer Vinnie Paul this weekend and today they have announced they're going to be playing more shows.
The band confirmed that their sixth studio album, the last one to feature Vinnie Paul on drums, will be released Friday September 27th, via Eleven Seven Music. The album is titled Welcome Home and a video for the lead single is planned for release on Friday.
Additionally, the band announced an 18-city headline tour in the US this July which will culminate in a hometown celebration on August 17th in Texas. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am local time. Tickets with VIP packages are available for purchase beginning Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00AM local time here. Fan club pre-sales begin on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00AM local time here.
July 23, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
July 24, 2019 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
July 26, 2019 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
July 27, 2019 – Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
July 28, 2019 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 30, 2019 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
July 31, 2019 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
August 1, 2019 – Green Bay, WI – The Green Bay Distillery
August 3, 2019 – Denver, CO – Summit
August 4, 2019 – Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon
August 7, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
August 8, 2019 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
August 10, 2019 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
August 11, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
August 13, 2019 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
August 14, 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
August 16, 2019 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
August 17, 2019 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
*More dates TBA.
Bassist Kyle Sanders explains that the band simply can't not tour:
“While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that.”