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Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which described as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”

In an early album review of DEFYING GRAVITY, praises: “ aren’t afraid to stick to their guns in this ever changing world of music.   Throughout the album, the group of virtuosos play syncopated rhythms, lightning fast guitar solos, driving bass lines and pounding drums. The groups’s syncopated rhythms literally draw you in as they often match each other rhythmically, along the lines of prog rock bands. The group’s masterful harmonies that have always been a staple on their records continue here with nearly every song giving you prominent backing vocals.”

launched their latest worldwide tour May 31 in Milwaukee, WI. Check them out at any of the following stops:


DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Leg 1:

Wed 5/31          Milwaukee, WI               Potowatami Casino

Fri 6/2               St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theatre

Sat 6/3              Wetland, MI                   The Token Lounge

Tue 6/6             Warrendale, PA             Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

Wed 6/7            Newton, NJ                   Newton Theatre

Fri 6/9               Uncasville, CT               The Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun

Sat 6/10            New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Mon 6/12          Nashville, TN                 Basement East

Wed 6/14          Lexington, KY               Manchester Music Hall

Fri 6/16             Dallas, TX                     Gas Monkey Live

Sat 6/17            Houston, TX                  Scout Bar

Mon 6/19          Kansas City, MO           Knuckleheads Saloon

Thu 6/22            Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theatre

Fri 6/23             Agoura Hills, CA            Canyon Club

Sat 6/24            Pasadena, CA               The Rose


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