Sully Erna of Godsmack Announces Handful of Solo Shows
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:24:30
Sully Erna is hitting the road...on his own!
Best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack, has announced six solo shows in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22.
The live shows will feature songs over the span of Erna's career, including those with Godsmack and his solo debut, Avalon, which was inspired by his intense love for world fusion band Dead Can Dance and their 1993 release Into the Labyrinth, which Erna discovered during in his pre-Godsmack era.
For the project, Erna recruited Dead Can Dance percussionist Niall Gregory and longtime friend and blues vocalist Lisa Guyer, who introduced the guitarists, that lead to a keyboardist and cellists that would fill out the album's diverse sound.
Oh, and we have some details that will be music to collector's ears. Erna recently released a limited edition Avalon box set that contains five DVDs, including Avalon Live, shot in his hometown of Boston at The Wilbur Theater. The box also contains two CDs – Avalon, the studio album, and Avalon Live, the live show from Boston.
Other items include a limited edition coffee table book, an updated version of Sully's personal memoir, The Paths We Choose, a limited edition autographed poster from the Wilbur show and a limited edition t-shirt, a Sully Erna hat and necklace, commemorative backstage pass from the 2010 tour, a guitar pick, and custom hand-made incense chosen by Sully.
Five "golden tickets" will be hidden in the boxes that offer grand prize luxury trips with Erna himself to Napa, Boston, New York, Las Vegas and Avalon/Catalina Island. Many more amazing prizes such as guitars and handwritten lyrics can also be won with no purchase required. Register now by visiting sullyernaavalon.com.
Avalon Live, the concert from The Wilbur Theatre in Boston will air on Palladia Wednesday, January 30.
March 22 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
March 23 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
March 24 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
April 5 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 6 Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
April 13 Niagara Falls, NY @ Niagara Casino and Hotel
Will you be seeing Sully Erna on the East Coast? Did you like his solo material/work/effort?