KINGDOM COME CELEBRATES DEBUT ALBUM WITH 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in 1987 and was quickly signed to Polydor Records. They released their first single Get It On which had a stranglehold on AOR radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American Monsters of Rock”Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as Get It On and What Love Can Be helping the band to sell two million debut albums worldwide.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.
Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!”
Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album, In Your Face.
Kingdom Come 30th anniversary tour dates:
27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub
***more dates to be added
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Completely agree with you Craig … I got a greatest hits collection of theirs on a whim and was deeply impressed. Lots of creative songwriting, solid playing.
Thanks for the tips about the later albums, as I don’t have some. I gotta get one of those belt buckles Lenny wears.
Only on a re-read did I see that Lenny won’t be singing! Man, that’s crazy, but a sign of the times. Kottak’s a monster drummer though.
I wish Kottak would get on board with Mandy Lion; they could pull in some great bass player and guitarist. “Love You To Death” is one of the best metal songs ever birthed. Mandy can even make a dive club seem like you’re in Road House watching a killer group.
Dana was my first concert so I didn’t really notice how bad sound was but Dolken live didn’t t impress me.
When I saw Ozzy and anthrax at Byne(IZOD)
Arena much better sound Compaired to small places like Studio One (very loud to see a band like ManOwar
Or the Birchhill in Old bridge NJ saw King Diamond there in the 90s
Since I was born, and bred, in Brooklyn, L’Amour was my sanctuary. I saw only one concert at Studio One and that was L.A. Guns. My boyfriend, at the time, lived in Maplewood, so he took me to the show. He complained about the sound the entire time, but I enjoyed the it-LOL!
My first show was Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith tour at MSG. The infamous performance where the arena got destroyed and Priest was banned for life. Imagine that being your first concert experience…LOL!
Arenas were I say my favoret
Saw Kiss during reunion and farewell tour at MSG and Byrne arena
Motley Crue and Warrent
But my favorite would be G&.R Aerosmth and Deep Purple late 80s great show
I was at that KISS reunion tour at MSG too 🙂 Even though I am not a KISS fan, per se, I am happy that I got to see the original lineup perform, makeup and all.