BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH!
NEW DRUMMERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED!
A Tribute Concert To John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin
Rock’s top drummers play tribute to rock’s greatest drummer!
Thursday, May 31st, House Of Blues, Los Angeles
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash founder/ Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy says, "in the past week, we have grown dramatically due to exorbitant amounts of serendipitous occurrences within and around this planet’s desire to groove and be grooved!! We are thrilled to bring you the awesome talent of (…drum roll…) Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band), Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway), Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Troy Luccketta (Tesla), Mark Schulman (Foreigner/ Pink), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses), Yael (The Love Project / Ugly Kid Joe) and.. Special Guests Of Groove; Sebastian Bach and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner / Dokken / Dio)!!"
Tichy went as far as to say, "Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the equivalent of a gong on fire on top of an erupting volcano next to a wildebeest migration complete with lurking, starving crocodiles and a fireworks finale across the river that not even the Olympics can rival!!"
After 3 groundbreaking tribute shows entitled "Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same" and a collective passion and respect amongst all the participating drummers, past and present to John Bonham, the greatest rock drummer ever, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have decided to go for it once again!
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is taking place on May 31st, Bonzo’s exact birthday! Many of the past drummers who have performed are back, as well as some new Lords Of Groove!
Tichy says, "It is a relatively simple concept. When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool NOT to try. You get a John Bonham replica drum set, complete with gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with a house band (The Moby Dicks). There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice! It’s such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own! And ‘The Moby Dicks’ hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with! We have structure, and within the structure there is total freedom, making the pace and vibe of this show somewhere between a backyard party and a…. backyard party with a killer band playing Led Zep songs! Haha! ‘The Groove Remains The Same’ has morphed into ‘Bonzo’s Birthday Bash’, as this tribute falls on Bonzo’s exact birthday!
John Bonham deserves it! His right foot alone deserves it!! Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the ultimate tribute show and that’s that! So get a ticket, get a good seat, grab a now classic "Bonzo Burger" and get into the festivities!
Tickets available at www.hob.com
Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show
Doors at 8pm.
The cast of ever growing drummers and guest players starts here!
Steven Adler: (Guns ‘N Roses/ Adler)
Seven Antonopoulos: (Opiate For The Masses/ Leaves’ Eyes)
Carmine Appice: (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, drum legend)
Vinny Appice: (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell, Kill Devil Hill)
Frankie Banali: (Quiet Riot)
Gregg Bissonette: (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band)
Bobby Blotzer: (Ratt)
Fred Coury: (Cinderella)
Jimmy D’Anda: (Bulletboys)
Virgil Donati: (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway)
Troy Patrick Farrell: (White Lion)
Troy Luccketta: (Tesla)
Ray Luzier: (Korn)
Khurt Maier: (Salty Dog)
Roy Mayorga: (Stone Sour)
Mike Portnoy: (Dream Theater/ Adrenaline Mob)
Mark Schulman: (Foreigner/Pink)
Matt Sorum: (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses)
Glen Sobel: (Alice Cooper)
Brian Tichy: (Whitesnake/ S.U.N.)
Joe Travers: (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Simon Wright: (AC/DC / Dio)
Yael: (The Love Project/Ugly Kid Joe)
Special Guests of Groove:
Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)
The Moby Dicks:
Michael Devin- bass (Whitesnake)
Stephen LeBlanc- keys (Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Exp.)
Keith St. John- vox (Montrose)
Brian Tichy- guitar, drums (S.U.N.)
Brent Woods- lead and rhythm guitars (Brentwood Forest)