Updated: Monday January 26th 2009
On Monday, January 26th, Ron Keel announced on “Eddie Trunk Live” on Sirius/XM radio that the KEEL Reunion has been confirmed for a prime slot on the Rocklahoma 2009 Main Stage.
KEEL – the band that gave you “The Right To Rock” – is back in action for their 25th Anniversary Reunion, performing and recording together for the first time in 20 years. Ron Keel, along with guitarists Marc Ferrari & Bryan Jay, drummer Dwain Miller, and bassist Geno Arce, will be delivering all the hits: “Because The Night,” “Somebody’s Waiting,” “Rock N Roll Outlaw,” “Tears Of Fire,” and of course one of the defining anthems of 80’s metal “The Right To Rock.”
KEEL also announced signing with one of hard rock’s heaviest hitters – Maryland-based CHAVIS RECORDS – with plans to release a new KEEL CD by summertime. Label CEO – Bill Chavis – "Everyone at CR is beyond excitement about having KEEL join the family not to mention that KEEL is undoubtedly one of the paramount pioneers of this genre of music. Being part of KEEL’s 25th anniversary is electrifying!"
“We are so proud to have such a prestigious spot on the Rocklahoma bill,” Ron states. “This festival is the big one that started it all, and was certainly one of our goals when we reunited. We can promise you, when KEEL hits that stage we are going to pack 20 years worth of energy and sweat into our 1-hour show.”
More information will be forthcoming. Visit www.chavisrecords.net, www.myspace.com/chavisrecords, www.keelreunion.com, www.myspace.com/keelband
KEEL launches their 2009 25th Anniversary Reunion in Southern California with their Debut Reunion Show this Saturday night, January 31st.
It will be the band’s first time on stage together in 20 years, and fans from all over the world are expected to attend this historic event.
"The magic is definitely still there," Ron proclaims. "Rehearsals have been incredible – everybody’s playing and singing great, we’re writing new material, and really enjoying working together again. We’ve still got the right to rock – but now we’ve got an additional 20 years of experience and maturity to back it up, and a real appreciation for each other, our fans, and our place in rock history."
This show is bound to sell out – if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, it’s not too late. Tickets are only $18 advance, $20 day of show, and can be ordered at clubvodka.com
The set list is a well-guarded secret, but the band promises to include something from every KEEL album and all the hits from "Because The Night" to "Somebody’s Waiting," "Rock N Roll Outlaw," "Tears Of Fire," and of course one of the defining anthems of 80’s metal "The Right To Rock."
A who’s-who list of rock royalty is also rumored to be in attendance – members of many legendary bands such as Black N Blue, Cinderella, MSG, Heart, Black Sabbath, Dokken, Quiet Riot & more have RSVP’d and will be there to rock with KEEL – and the night just could end with an all-star jam never to be forgotten.
LOCATION: CLUB VODKA at The Knitting Factory – 7021 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles – 90028 – Venue Phone: 323.463.0204
SPECIAL GUESTS: DC4, Resistance, Ritual Habits, and many more – entertainment on 3 stages beginning at 6:40
Ron Keel will be making an appearance on "EDDIE TRUNK LIVE" on Sirius/XM Radio – and he’ll be making a couple of huge announcements regarding new KEEL Reunion plans.
The show airs on Monday, January 26th, from 6-10PM EST, 3-7 Pacific on XM channel 53, Sirius channel 19. Ron is slated to appear on the show about an hour into the action (7PM EST).
If you don’t know who Eddie Trunk is, you should – Eddie is a legendary rock TV/Radio personality who has been at the core of what’s cool in Rock n Roll since the early 80’s. He has crossed paths with KEEL on numerous occasions through the years, since his days as a DJ on WDHA in New Jersey when he helped make "The Right To Rock" a huge hit.
"I’m honored to be able to break the big news on Eddie’s show," Ron states. "Don’t miss it!"
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