The Winery Dogs Announce New Album and Tour Coming in Fall

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The Winery Dogs—guitarist/singer Richie Kotzen, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy—will release their sophomore effort on October 2.

Titled Hot Streak, the album will be preceded by the lead single “Oblivion,” which is set for release on August 25. The band will also offer a double vinyl edition of the album in early November.

“I feel we’ve taken the band to another level,” Kotzen says. “The compositions are stronger on this album. I feel more connected lyrically and musically to what I did on this record than on the last one. We’ve widened the musical scope of the band on this record and moved it forward.”

Adds Portnoy, “Everything on this album was more of a collaboration than on the first album. There’s just a natural chemistry. The three of us really mesh very, very well, both musically and personally. The mission of this band is to write catchy songs, and not have the musicianship overpower that.”

“I’m glad we’re not playing it safe and just doing songs that automatically fit in the category of what we did on the first record,” says Sheehan. “Some of them are a little different, and we definitely took chances. And you have to do that — otherwise, you don’t grow.”

The Winery Dogs will take Hot Streak on the road beginning October 3 and running through early November. Check out the album’s track listing and the band’s tour dates below.

Hot Streak Track Listing
1. “Oblivion”
2. “Captain Love”
3. “Hot Streak”
4. “How Long”
5. “Empire”
6. “Fire”
7. “Ghost Town”
8. “The Bridge”
9. “War Machine”
10. “Spiral”
11. “Devil You Know”
12. “Think It Over”
13. “The Lamb”

The Winery Dogs Fall 2015 Tour
10/3 — Ridgefield, Conn. — Ridgefield Playhouse
10/4 — Jim Thorpe, Pa. — Penn’s Peak
10/5 — Boston, Mass. — Wilbur Theater
10/8 — Glenside, Pa. — Keswick Theater
10/9 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom
10/10 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theater
10/12 — Atlanta, Ga. — Variety Playhouse
10/14 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Ponte Verde Concert Hall
10/15 — Tampa, Fla. — State Theater
10/16 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Culture Room
10/17 — Orlando, Fla. — The Plaza Live
10/20 — Nashville, Tenn. — Wildhorse Saloon
10/22 — Houston, Texas — Pub Fountains
10/23 — Ardmore, Okla. — Heritage Hall
10/24 — Dallas, Texas — The Gas Monkey
10/27 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Potowatami Casino
10/28 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Potowatami Casino
10/29 — St. Charles, Ill. — Arcada Theater
10/31 — Denver, Colo. — Marquis Theater
11/2 — San Jose, Calif. — Rock Bar
11/3 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues
11/5 — Agoura Hills, Calif. — Canyon Club
11/6 — Beverly Hills, Calif. — Saban Theater
11/7 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Vamp’d
11/8 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues

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