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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Denmark's VOLBEAT has recorded an album that seamlessly brings together all of the band's influences and reshapes them into something gleaming and NEW. Set to be released on April 9 all over the world, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' is a record that’s rich with stories and characters woven throughout its lyrics.  Some are real – like the noble lady outlaw Pearl Hart, who held up a stagecoach to buy medicine for her dying mother, or Lola Montez, the erotic dancer with her infamous ‘Spider Dance,’ or Black Bart, the gentleman highwayman who wrote poems for the people he robbed. Others are entirely fictional. "The Nameless One" is a cautionary tale of dabbling in the dark arts, featuring the mysterious and sinister character of the title.  Elsewhere, "Room 24" was inspired by a terrifying experience in a hotel room somewhere in the heart of America.

"Room 24" features a massive coup for VOLBEAT with the guest appearance from KING DIAMOND, the legendary front man of Danish Metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen’s  musical idols. Poulsen commented: 

"I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it."

Get stoked for the NEW VOLBEAT! "Wanna get a sneak peak of the album recording session and listen to new music? Check out this trailer on the brand NEW Volbeat homepage! So sign in, turn up & freak out!" Access the video at this link:

VOLBEAT & DANKO JONES 2013 North American Tour Dates:

- 3/06: Dallas, TX at Palladium Ballroom
- 3/07: Oklahoma City, OK at Diamond Ballroom
- 3/09: San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
- 3/10: El Paso, TX at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
- 3/11: Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Pavilion
- 3/12: Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
- 3/14: Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
- 3/15: Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
- 3/16: Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
- 3/17: Reno, NV at Knitting Factory
- 3/19: Boise, ID at Revolution Center
- 3/20: Missoula, MT at The Wilma Theater
- 3/22: Seattle, WA at Showbox At The Market
- 3/23: Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory
- 3/24: Calgary, AB at MacEwan Hall
- 3/25: Prince George, BC at CN Centre
- 3/27: Dawson Creek, BC at EnCana Events Centre
- 3/28: Edmonton, AB at Shaw Conference Centre
- 3/30: Regina, SK at Brandt Centre
- 4/01: Saskatoon, SK at Credit Union Center
- 4/02: Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
- 4/06: Ft. Wayne, IN at Piere's
- 4/09: New York, NY at Best Buy Theatre
- 4/10: Baltimore, MD at  Rams Head
- 4/11: Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero
- 4/13: Orlando, FL at WJRR's Earthday Birthday 20
- 5/07: Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
- 5/12: Maryland Heights, MO at Pointfest
- 5/16: Madison, WI at Orpheum Theatre

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