ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN Classic "Wasted Years" At SMITH/KOTZEN US Tour Launch; Video

January 21, 2022, 4 months ago

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ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN Classic "Wasted Years" At SMITH/KOTZEN US Tour Launch; Video

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen launched their first ever live shows in the US together last night (January 20) at The World Famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, CA. Fan-filmed video footage from the show, featuring Smith/Kotzen's performance of the Iron Maiden classic, "Wasted Years", can be seen below:

Upcoming US tour dates:

22 - Count’s Vamp’d - Las Vegas, NV
23 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
26 - Goldfield Trading Post - Roseville, CA
27 - The Siren - Morro Bay, CA

There will be local support for each show in the US. For all on sales and ticketing info, head here.

Smith/Kotzen have also announced the following UK shows:

27 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
28 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

2 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
3 - Wolverhampton, UK - KK’s Steel Mill
5 - Leamington Spa, UK - Planet Rock Winters End                        
7 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
8 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall

Support on all UK own-show dates comes from The Dust Coda.

Adrian comments, “It’s always been our intention to take these songs on the road and give them a good kicking about. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to set up this tour around a very hectic 2022 schedule and we both can’t wait to finally get out there and play live.”

Richie adds, “We’re excited that we can take Smith/Kotzen to the next level and bring our music to the stage. We’re still figuring out which musicians we’ll be bringing with us to deliver the songs in the way we’ve always envisaged to give fans a dynamic live experience. We’re really looking forward to this tour and we’re planning to have a lot of fun!”

Smith/Kotzen’s eponymous debut album S/K was released globally through BMG in March 2021 to media and fan acclaim, charting at #27 on BraveWords' BravePicks 2021 list.

A follow up EP Better Days featuring four new tracks was released on November 26 in conjunction with International Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.

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