FOZZY Announce The Cinderblock Party Headlining Tour

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 3:46 PM

Also Announce The Addition Of Bassist Jeff Rouse

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Currently in the midst of a successful US run with THEORY OF A DEADMAN, FOZZY announce "The Cinderblock Party Tour", a headlining run in support of their new single and title track of their most recent album, Do You Wanna Start A War.

The Cinderblock Party Tour is a 19 date trek kicking off in Flint, MI on Novemeber 20th with special guests TEXAS HIPPIE COALTION and SHAMAN'S HARVEST. A full set of dates can be seen below.

In other news, FOZZY is proud and honored to announce the addition of JEFF ROUSE as their new bass player. Jeff is an incredible musician and singer who has spent the last decade playing in DUFF McKAGEN's LOADED and is also the lead singer and guitar player in THE GUESSING GAME. After former bassist Paul DiLeo amicably and mutually parted ways with FOZZY last May, Jeff stepped in and immediately injected his amazing musicianship and electrifying stage presence into FOZZY's already critically acclaimed live show.

"I'm stoked to have been asked to join FOZZY and to hit the road to support Do You Wanna Start A War!' Can't wait to see everyone out there!" Rouse said.

FOZZY guitarist and main songwriter Rich Ward comments, "The first time I saw Jeff play with DUFF McKAGAN'S LOADED, it was immediately apparent that I was watching a special talent. He's a pocket player with killer tone and amazing stage presence. One of the few total package musicians that I have ever known and it's an honor to call him a bandmate and more importantly, my brother."

Singer Chris Jericho says, "I'm very excited to welcome Jeff into the band. His attitude, energy, charisma and playing skills instantly make FOZZY a better band and we are looking forward to a long, prosperous and sexy relationship with him!"

Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward, co-founder of the influential underground band STUCK MOJO, and vocalist Chris Jericho, media personality and former WWE champion, FOZZY's sixth release Do You Wanna Start A War made its debut on the Billboard charts at #54, proving to be the band's highest chart debut ever, while also notching several other major milestone chart debuts including #20 Rock Albums, #10 Independent Albums, #9 Hard Rock Albums and #1 on the iTunes rock charts in 5 different countries.

FOZZY 2014 tour dates:

  • 09/30 - Nashville, TN @Cannery Ballroom *
  • 10/01 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
  • 10/02 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live *
  • 10/03 - Knoxville, TN @ The International *
  • 10/05 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre *
  • 10/06 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club *
  • 10/07 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
  • 10/08 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
  • 10/10 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall *
  • 10/11 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
  • 10/12 - Boalsburg, PA @ Number One Cycle Center *
  • 11/20 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop +
  • 11/21 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall +
  • 11/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights +
  • 11/24 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's +
  • 11/25 - Rockford, IL @ District +
  • 11/26 - Kenosha, WI @ Brat Stop +
  • 11/28 - Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405 +
  • 11/29 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom +
  • 11/30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees +
  • 12/02 - San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kaponse Live +
  • 12/03 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar +
  • 12/04 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House Of Blues +
  • 12/05 - Destin, FL @ Club LA +
  • 12/06 - Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua in The Roc Bar Room +
  • 12/07 - Cape Coral, FL @ Dixies Roadhouse +
  • 12/11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues +
  • 12/12 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater +


Chris Jericho on vocals
Rich Ward on guitars and vocals
Frank Fontsere on drums
Billy Grey on guitars
Jeff Rouse on bass


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