THE WINERY DOGS' Self-Titled Album Debuts At #5 On Billboard's Rock Chart

July 31, 2013, 5 years ago

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THE WINERY DOGS is sending a huge thank you to their loyal fans in North America for giving their self-titled debut album a strong debut on the Billboard charts. Not only did it explode onto the Top Rock Chart at #5, it also opens on the Top 200 Albums chart at #27.

The power trio - Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG) and Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) - self-produced The Winery Dogs, which was released July 23rd on Loud & Proud Records.

(photo courtesy of Markus Cuff)

Success hasn’t been limited to US shores. The Winery Dogs recently kicked off their first-ever tour in Japan and South America to sold-out crowds wherever they played. After one more stop in Buenos Aires on August 1st, they’ll head home for their first US shows, starting August 3rd in New York City at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. While they’re in town, The Winery Dogs will appear on The Artie Lange Show, which will air Monday, August 5th at 10pm ET on DirectTV and is streamed live on the show’s website. On Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm, the band will take part in an in-store signing session at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. For more information, visit

Once the first leg of their US trek concludes on August 8th, Portnoy, Sheehan and Kotzen will take a much-deserved break before heading back overseas for their first shows in Europe throughout most of September, which will include stops in England, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The US tour will start up again on October 3rd in Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club.

Meanwhile, The Winery Dogs will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, Rockline, with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, August 14th at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with the band that night by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.

Check out The Winery Dogs in concert at any of the following US tour stops:


3 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
4 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
7 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
8 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's


3 - Agoura Hills CA - The Canyon
4 - Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd
5 - San Diego, CA - Ramona Mainstage
6 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
8 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
9 - San Francisco, CA - Yoshi’s

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