winerydogs640 The hot streak will continue this fall for The Winery Dogs (Richie Kotzen-lead vocals/guitar, Mike Portnoy-drums, Billy Sheehan-bass). Their second appropriately titled, self-produced studio album, Hot Streak, is set for release October 2nd on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. It will be preceded by the first single, Oblivion, set for release August 25th at radio. A double vinyl edition of the new album is also in the works and is due out in early November.

After playing over 100 shows in support of their self-titled debut album, The Winery Dogs are eager to head back out on the road to get behind Hot Streak. Their first round of U.S. headlining tour dates will kick off October 3rd in Ridgefield, CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Shows around the globe are already being planned for 2016.

Hot Streak shows the powerfully pedigreed trio’s initial burst of collective chemistry was no accident, from the strum and headbang of Captain Love to the propulsive uplifting vibe of The Bridge to the introspective acoustic harmonic convergence of Fire. If these three Dogs thought they captured lightning in a supper dish the first time around, Hot Streak barks ups the aural ante into exciting new territory.

“I feel we’ve taken the band to another level,” explains Richie Kotzen. “The compositions are stronger on this album. I feel more connected lyrically and musically to what I did on this record than on the last one. We’ve widened the musical scope of the band on this record and moved it forward.”

Mike Portnoy continues, “Everything on this album was more of a collaboration than on the first album. There’s just a natural chemistry. The three of us really mesh very, very well, both musically and personally. The mission of this band is to write catchy songs, and not have the musicianship overpower that.”

“I’m glad we’re not playing it safe and just doing songs that automatically fit in the category of what we did on the first record,” Billy Sheehan concludes. “Some of them are a little different, and we definitely took chances. And you have to do that — otherwise, you don’t grow.”

Hot Streak track listing:

1. Oblivion
2. Captain Love
3. Hot Streak
4. How Long
5. Empire
6. Fire
7. Ghost Town
8. The Bridge
9. War Machine
10. Spiral
11. Devil You Know
12. Think It Over
13. The Lamb

The Winery Dogs tour dates:

10/3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/4 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
10/5 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
10/8 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
10/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/10 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
10/12 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
10/14 Jacksonville, FL Ponte Verde Concert Hall
10/15 Tampa, FL State Theater
10/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
10/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
10/22 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
10/22 Houston, TX Pub Fountains
10/23 Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall
10/24 Dallas, TX The Gas Monkey
10/27 Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
10/28 Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
10/29 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
10/31 Denver, CO Marquis Theater

11/2 San Jose, CA Rock Bar
11/3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
11/5 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
11/6 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
11/7 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
11/8 San Diego, CA House of Blues

The trio first exploded onto the Rock scene with their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album that was released July 23rd, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records and a sold-out worldwide tour. The Winery Dogs debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27.

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  1. “The Winery Dogs debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27.”

    What does all this mean anymore? “Top Alternative Albums chart?” What does that mean? I’m pretty sure the Pixies or NIN would like a word with you on your definition of Alternative. Strange times.

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