GODSMACK Frontman Interviewed On 'Rockline'; Audio Available

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna was interviewed on this past Monday's (March 28) edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Erna has set the dates and venues for his first tour in support of his debut solo album, "Avalon". The trek launches on May 13 in Concord, New Hampshire and has been confirmed for 11 cities so far, with more dates to be announced. "Avalon" was released last September and Erna told The Pulse Of Radio why he's just now touring behind it. "Lots of careful planning," he said. "Trying to not make any mistakes along the way. Just trying to make sure that it's set up right, that it looks right when it goes out, that it feels right and, you know, we're drawing in the right kind of audience for it . . . you know, it's very different than GODSMACK is, so it, you know, needs to be kind of nurtured differently. And it's also a development project, so it's taken a little bit more time to make sure all the pieces are in place."

The show will feature Erna leading an eight-piece ensemble band. In a statement, he called the production "a world of beautiful scenery, world cultures, and amazing cinematic visuals that will leave you breathless at times."

"Avalon" features flutes, cellos, hand drums and other exotic instrumentation, along with female vocals. Erna has emphasized that it is "not a rock record."

GODSMACK's latest effort, "The Oracle", came out last spring. The current single is "Saints And Sinners".

GODSMACK and DISTURBED will headline this summer's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which kicks off on July 9 in San Bernardino, California.

Confirmed Sully Erna tour dates (subject to change):

May 13 - Concord, NH - Capitol Theatre
May 14 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kirby Center
May 15 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Concert Theatre
May 17 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
May 18 - Bridgeport, CT - The Klein Memorial Auditorium
May 19 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom Manhattan Center
May 21 - New Bedford, MA - Zyterion Theatre
May 22 - Albany, NY - The Egg
June 01 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
June 03 - Detroit, MI - Motor City Casino
June 04 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavillion
June 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box


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