LEGENDARY GUITARIST ZAKK WYLDE TO APPEAR AT SELECT
U.S. GUITAR CENTERS FOR FAN MEET & GREETS
“SLEEPING DOGS” FEAT. COREY TAYLOR VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
ZAKK SABBATH TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW BOOK OF SHADOWS II OUT NOW
August 30, 2016 — Zakk Wylde has announced a select number of meet & greet appearances surrounding the launch of Wylde Audio. Fans will have a chance to meet the metal icon in-store and test out his new line of Wylde Audio guitars and more! Join Guitar Center and Wylde Audio for a special in-store appearance with the legendary guitarist!
Wylde chose to join forces with Guitar Center on a new line of guitars from his new company because he admired their commitment to encouraging new talent and supporting musicians of all skill levels and genres. Wylde’s new line of masterfully crafted guitars includes three unique models (Odin, Viking and Warhammer) that are available at Guitar Center stores and online. To celebrate, the former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society founder is heading out on the road this September to meet with fans at select Guitar Center stores across the country.
Don’t miss your chance to meet with one of hard rock’s most influential guitar players.
ZAKK WYLDE recently debuted a new music video for his latest single “Sleeping Dogs” featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman COREY TAYLOR. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde’s career reaching as high as #22 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada. Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich, the video can be seen below.
Zakk Wylde is currently on the tail end of a a U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II which will come to an end at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles this Friday, September 3rd. Tickets are on sale now here, including VIP upgrades in all markets. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support.
Wylde will continue touring through the end of October, this time with ZAKK SABBATH serving as support for CLUTCH. ZAKK SABBATH includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing onlyBLACK SABBATH songs. Click here for more info.
Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6pm: Guitar Center Phoenix
Metro Square, 2750 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Saturday, Sept. 10th at 2pm: Guitar Center Arlington
721 Ryan Plaza Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
Monday, Sept. 12th at 6pm: Guitar Center Nashville
One Hundred Oaks Mall, 721 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204
Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6pm: Guitar Center Rockville
12401 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852
Friday, Sept. 16th at 6pm: Guitar Center Union Square
25 W 14th St, NYC, NY 10011
Sunday, Sept 18th at 2pm – Guitar Center San Francisco
1645 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
Free to the public and limited capacity – arrive early!
(Zakk Wylde is available for a limited number of media interviews upon request)
8/30: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/31: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/1: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
9/3: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde’s first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. The album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been,Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.
“Whether he’s unplugged or fully electric, Wylde’s guitar skills are never in doubt, and that’s definitely the case on Book of Shadows II. Certainly not a party album, it’s one better enjoyed kicking back, mellowing out and letting the emotions wash over you.” LOUDWIRE
“Somber, introspective, and Allman-esque, Wylde integrates soulful acoustic singer-songwriting with a strong ensemble and a variety of contemplative moods.”VINTAGEGUITAR
Zakk Wylde – “Sleeping Dogs” ft. Corey Taylor – CLICK HERE TO WATCH
1. Autumn Changes
2. Tears of December
3. Lay Me Down
4. Lost Prayer
5. Darkest Hour
6. The Levee
7. Eyes of Burden
8. Forgotten Memory
9. Yesterday’s Tears
10. Harbors of Pity
11. Sorrowed Regret
12. Useless Apologies
13. Sleeping Dogs
14. The King
About Zakk Wylde: Guitarist, songwriter and all-around visionary Zakk Wylde broke onto the national scene after landing a gig with Ozzy Osbourne in 1987. Wylde’s career highlights include an album and tour with Pride & Glory, and 13 albums with Black Label Society. This year finds Wylde releasing his second solo album, Book of Shadows II, as well as launching his own brand of music gear with Wylde Audio.
About Wylde Audio: Zakk Wylde is known for his signature guitar with its bullseye graphic and has worked on expanding his passion for custom guitars. He left his partnership with Gibson and Marshall to start up his own company, Wylde Audio, in 2016 and announced the signing of a worldwide distribution deal with the California guitar company, Schecter Guitar Research. The legendary guitarist tested out the prototypes of three guitar designs while on the road with Black Label Society. The guitar models Odin, Warhammer and Viking all have an obvious theme emanating from the guitar god. Wylde debuted the three models at the 2016 Winter NAMM show and announced an exclusive retail partnership with Guitar Center in April 2016.
About Guitar Center: Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment. With more than 270 stores across the U.S. and one of the top direct sales websites in the industry, Guitar Center has helped people make music for more than 50 years. In addition, Guitar Center’s sister brands include Music & Arts, which operates more than 140 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students, and Musician’s Friend, a leading direct marketer of musical instruments in the United States. With an unrivalled in-store experience, an industry-leading online presence and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit www.guitarcenter.com.
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