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    Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:25:15

    Pearl to Open for Meat Loaf - Since he's the band's namesake's dad!

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    In support of their debut album, Little Immaculate White Fox, all-star rock group Pearl will be opening for rock legend Meat Loaf on select U.S. dates of his world tour, performing in front of thousands of fans each night. Don't call it nepotism even though Pearl is the daughter of the headliner! It's all in the family! Led by the vivacious frontwoman of the same name, Pearl's live band also boasts Anthrax guitarist (and Pearl's husband) Scott Ian, Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley on drums, and Jim Wilson and Marcus Blake of Mother Superior and The Rollins Band on guitar and bass, respectively.

    "I'm a rock child," wails Pearl on the album opener "Rock Child," a statement which is not just a metaphor for feeling rock'n'roll, but a true decree, as she was born into the rock life. At the early age of six, Pearl got her first taste of the lifestyle when Meat Loaf would bring her on stage in front of thousands each night. When she was 19, Pearl hit the road with her father and spent nearly a decade as a backing singer in his touring band, as well as logging time on the road with Motley Crue as a backing vocalist and dancer. Pearl also contributed guest vocals on former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley's album Anomoly before releasing her debut on January 19th via Megaforce Records.

    Recorded with Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion), Pearl rips through Little Immaculate White Fox's eleven-tracks with an intensity and confidence that reflect all the member's experience and backgrounds. Songs such as the hard-rocking "Check Out Charlie" (featuring guitarist Ted Nugent) and the somber "Anything" (featuring Alice In Chains' guitarist Jerry Cantrell) showcase Pearl's versatile vocal abilities, which bring to mind rock greats Janis Joplin (who Pearl was named after) and Lita Ford.

    Tour dates are below:

    Aug 12 - Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre @ Universal City
    Aug 15 - Snoqualmie, WA @ Snoqualmie Casino - Mountain View
    Aug 18 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
    Aug 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - The Joint
    Aug 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
    Aug 24 - Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino
    Aug 26 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
    Aug 28 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
    Aug 30 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live @ Universal CityWalk
    Sep 1 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
    Sep 4 - Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
    Sep 5 - Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino

    Will you check out this tour? What do you think of Pearl?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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