Richie Kotzen has released a video for the song, End Of Earth, his upcoming album, Salting Earth, which will be released on April 21st on Kotzen’s own Headroom-Inc label. Watch it below.

The album will feature the tune Grammy, which can be heard here. Kotzen describes the record as “one-man production” with added background vocals on the song, Make It Easy, provided by Julia Lage.

Kotzen said, “It’s really not deliberate when the record is finished and suddenly I’m the only performer on it. It actually comes out of my process of writing and documenting my ideas.

It started back in the late 80s when I had a makeshift studio in my parents’ barn. I grew up fairly isolated, and I soon realised in order to get this music out of my head and on to a format where I could listen to it, I’d have to figure out how to do it alone.”

Kotzen will head out on tour from April in support of Salting Earth and will play shows in the US, South America and Europe.

Salting Earth track listing:

1. End Of Earth
2. Thunder
3. Divine Power
4. I’ve Got You
5. My Rock
6. This Is Life
7. Make It Easy
8. Meds
9. Cannon Ball
10. Grammy

Richie Kotzen 2017 tour dates:

Apr 21: Agoura Hills Canyon Club, CA
Apr 22: Pasadena The Rose, CA
Apr 23: San Juan Capistrano Coach House, CA
Apr 26: San Diego Brick By Brick, CA
Apr 28: Las Vegas Vamp’d, NV
Apr 29: Scottsdale BLK Live, AZ

May 1: Denver Oriental Theatre, CO
May 3: Moline Rascal’s Live, IA
May 4: St Charles Arcada Theatre, IL
May 5: Westland The Token Lounge, MI
May 7: Whitesburg Appalshop Theater, KY
May 9: Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe, PA
May 11: New York B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, NY
May 13: Annapolis Rams Head On Stage, MD
May 14: New Hope Havana, PA
May 17: Bethlehem Musikfest Cafe, PA
May 18: Hopewell Beacon Theater, VA
May 21: Atlanta City Winery, GA
May 22: Nashville City Winery, TN
May 24: Dallas Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, TX
May 25: Houston Dosey Doe, TX

Jul 5: Goiana Bolshoi Pub, Brazil
Jul 7: Belo Horizonte Music Hall, Brazil
Jul 8: Rio De Janeiro Imperator, Brazil
Jul 9: Campinas Grainne’s Pub, Brazil
Jul 12: Curitiba Opera De Arame, Brazil
Jul 13: Sao Paulo Carioca Club, Brazil

Aug 30: Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany
Aug 31: Zoetermeer De Boerderij, Netherlands

Sep 1: London Islington Assembly Hall, UK
Sep 2: Paris La Maroquinerie, France
Sep 4: Milan Circolo Magnolia Segrate, Italy
Sep 6: Marseille Jas’Rod, France
Sep 7: Barcelona Be Guitar My Friend, Spain
Sep 8: Madrid But, Spain
Sep 10: Augst Augusta Raurica, Switzerland
Sep 12: Bratislava MMC, Slovakia
Sep 13: Budapest A38, Hungary
Sep 14: Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Sep 16: Berlin Frannz Club, Germany
Sep 17: Isernhagen Blues Garage, Germany
Sep 18: Cologne Luxor, Germany
Sep 19: Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg

additional source: Classic Rock via

5 Responses

  1. Ritchie K. is a truly epic musician! I was first exposed to him when he was in POISON, and I thought his playing was awesome on that record. But in WINERY DOGS, the guy just blows me away! I heard “End of Earth” on Eddie’s Sirius show, and it is a really cool tune. Ritchie sings and plays all of the instruments on it! The guy is supremely talented, and I will definitely be getting this record when it is released.

  2. I know, I have been missing out, I never heard of Ritchie Kotzen until, The Winery Dogs and TMS. He is a true talent which I am glad to have found out about. I know his guitar work is fantastic, but the rest of the playing on this song, especially the bass, kicks butt! Does anyone else feel, that he kind of sounds like Chris Cornell? Not a bad thing, I love Chris’s voice too. I am looking forward to this release.

    1. Dana, Thanks for the recommendation. Go Faster is a great album. It is a shame to be that there are so many great musicians and bands out there not getting their dues because how the music industry is today. One of my favorite new bands in recent years, Gemini Syndrome, has grown a steady following but deserve more, in my own opinion.

    2. I couldn’t agree more, as everyone here knows, that is how I feel about John Sykes. 😉

      Also, thank you for the tip about Gemini Syndrome, I will have to check them out.

      All my best,
      D 🙂

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