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Friday, May 18, 2012

Chad Smith Surprises Fans By Joining CHICKENFOOT On Stage During Boston Show Encore - Video Available!

Drummer Chad Smith surprised and delighted fans on Wednesday night when he joined his group CHICKENFOOT at the Orpheum Theater during the Boston stop of the "Different Devil" tour. Smith, who is a member of the group and performed on both studio albums, was unable to take part in the tour because of prior commitments with The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The "Different Devil" tour is the group's first national U.S. tour since 2009.

About Chickenfoot's live show, The TAHOE DAILY TRIBUNE states, "Some bands just don't need to rehearse. The phrase 'you either have it or you don't' comes to mind, and these guys have it in droves."

The group's latest single, "Different Devil" is currently Top 20 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Mediabase Classic Rock Chart. 

CHICKENFOOT released "Chickenfoot III" late last year to much critical praise, with ROLLING STONE observing, "It's hard to hate big-boned butt rock from guys clearly making it because they still love the form." BILLBOARD says, “It’s a rare case of a group that’s equal to – or perhaps even greater than – the sum of its parts… this is an album that really wins hearts with its granite thump’n’roll.” USA TODAY proposes that  "Chickenfoot III" could be "the beginning of a riff-driven renaissance."

The band recently earned a GRAMMY nomination for the “Best Recording Package,” for the creative 3D design.

The first single, “Big Foot,” debuted at #1 on the Mediabase Classic Rock Chart holding the position for 11 weeks. "Chickenfoot III" debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 100 and follows the band’s 2009 debut album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 100 and was certified gold for sales over 500,000 units by the Recording Industry Association of America.

CHICKENFOOT is also partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, for a second time to encourage fans to help alleviate some of the effects of the economy. In addition to ensuring a fair priced ticket, the band will make donations to a local food bank in each market and encourages fans to do the same.

- 5/18/12 in Atlantic City, NJ at House Of Blues
- 5/19/12 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun
- 5/21/12 in New York, NY at Beacon Theater
- 5/23/12 in St. Louis, MO at Fox Theater
- 5/25/12 in Thackerville, OK at Winstar Casino
- 5/27/12 in Pryor, OK at Catch the Fever Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)
- 5/29/12 in Houston, TX at Bayou Music Center
- 5/31/12 in Tucson, AZ at Anselmo Valencia Amphetheater
- 6/1/12 in Las Vegas, NV at The Joint
- 6/3/12 in Portland, OR at Schnitzer Hall
- 6/5/12 in Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theater
- 6/6/12 in Seattle, WA at WaMu Theater
- 6/10/12 in Los Angeles, CA at Greek Theater

Related links:
Feeding America
eOne Music

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