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The Winery Dogs 2The highly-anticipated and already critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album by (@TheWineryDogs) was released in North America today on Loud & Proud Records.  The power trio–Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison)—self-produced , which was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther).

Fans can pick up the debut on the band’s official website, iTunes, and Amazon.  The band has already released three videos from the new album, “Elevate, “Desire,” and “I’m No Angel,” which can all be seen on their official YouTube page.  “Elevate,” the album’s first single, debuted at #30 on Mediabase’s “Mainstream Rock” airplay chart last week.

To celebrate the new album, drummer Mike Portnoy invades websites across the Internet—including Musicradar.com, Revolvermag.com, Loudwire.com/Noisecreep.com, GuitarWorld.com, Drummagazine.com and ARTISTdirect.com–premiering video clips discussing new songs and ’ new place in the music community.

THE WINERY DOGS kicked off their first-ever tour in Japan last week to sold-out crowds.   After wrapping up the successful stint in Japan, they’ll head to South America before returning to the States for their first shows on home soil starting August 3 in New York City at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.  While they’re in the Big Apple, THE WINERY DOGS will appear on “The Artie Lange Show,” which will air Monday, August 5 at 10pm ET on DirectTV and is streamed live on the show’s website.  On Tuesday, August 6 at 7pm, the band will take part in an in-store performance and signing session at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ.   For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.

In radio news, THE WINERY DOGS will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Rockline,” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, August 14 at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET.  Fans are encouraged to speak with the band that night by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on Rocklineradio.com for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.

Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following tour stops:

DATE               CITY                                         VENUE
Sat 8/3              New York, NY                           B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Sun 8/4             Lancaster, PA                           Chameleon
Tue 8/6             Fords, NJ                                 Vintage Vinyl (in-store)
Wed 8/7            Newton, NJ                               The Newton Theater
Thu 8/8             Chicago, IL                               Reggie’s Rock Club
Thu 10/3            Agoura Hills, CA                        Canyon Club
Fri 10/4             Las Vegas, NV                          Vamp’d
Sat 10/5            San Diego, CA                          Romana Mainstage

Sun 10/6           San Juan Capistrano, CA           Coach House

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