June 20, 2011

Uriah Heep Kick Off American Tour

JUNE 20TH, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEGENDARY ROCKERS URIAH HEEP KICK OFF AMERICAN
TREK WITH SOLD-OUT DATE; NEW ALBUM "INTO THE WILD" DEBUTS TOP 50 IN MULTIPLE TERRITORIES

(New York, NY) - Legendary rockers Uriah Heep have just kicked off their 2011 American trek with a sold-out show at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse on Tuesday, June 14th.  The band is touring in support of their new album, INTO THE WILD (Frontiers Records).  Please see below for American tour dates.  The recently-released CD debuted Top 50 in multiple territories, including Sweden (#29), Finland (#31), Germany (#32), Switzerland (#42) and more and will be available as an LP on July 12th.  Uriah Heep's Mick Box commented, "It is just fantastic to be back in the USA, celebrating the bands 40th Anniversary, with a new CD, called INTO THE WILD on Frontiers Records. The start of the tour in Atlanta could not have been better, with a sold-out show. The fans reaction to hearing five songs from the new CD, alongside the Heep classics, was wonderful. It is an exciting time for the band playing to American audiences once again.  By receiving this kind of reaction, it makes us feel like we have never been away."

Uriah Heep's 23rd studio album, INTO THE WILD, was released in North America on May 3rd via Frontiers Records and follows the completion of the band's 40th Anniversary Tour.  INTO THE WILD features new material recorded in January, 2010 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, and has been receiving rave reviews from the press and fans alike.  Goldmine declared, "...the riffs and melodies are strong and memorable; the songs fully developed and realized...everything is in perfect balance..."

 Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock music's milestones, VERY 'EAVY...VERY 'UMBLE, and have since sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. They constantly tour the globe, playing in more than 53 countries.  The band's live setlist features classic songs Like "July Morning," Easy Living," "Stealin'" and "Gypsy," which sit alongside some soon-to-be classic Heep songs from their recently-released CD, INTO THE WILD.  Uriah Heep is Mick Box (guitars, vocals), Trevor Bolder (bass, vocals), Russell Gilbrook (drums, vocals), Phil Lanzon (keyboards, vocals) and Bernie Shaw (lead vocals). 

URIAH HEEP on tour:
JUNE
20        Sellersville, PA            Sellersville, PA
22        New York, NY             B.B. King's
23        Foxborough, MA         Showcase Live
24        Jim Thorpe, PA           Penn's Peak
25        Ridgefield, CT             Ridgefield Playhouse
27        Norfolk, CT                 Infinity Hall
28        Londonderry, NH        Tupelo Music Hall
29        Del Mar, CA                Del Mar Fairgrounds - Paddock Stage
JULY
 2         Indio, CA                     Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

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