Stevie Rachelle of TUFF
Posted By: Metal Sludge
Los Angeles, CA — TUFF will hit the MidWest for a weekend run of shows with a fall run of the West Coast and England on the horizon.
The West Coast based band will make an appearance at the ‘WaterFest’ in Oshkosh Wisconsin on June 27th. It will be the groups second appearance at the annual summer concert series and happens to be the hometown of TUFF singer Stevie Rachelle. “It’s always great to play Wisconsin. Seeing family, friends, and old band mates from my early days” says Rachelle. Other stops on the run include Milwaukee’s “Whammy Bar” and “Penny Road Pub”in Chicago Illinois.
TUFF formed in early 1985 and 2013 is the band’s 29th year in existence. “I’m honored to still have this opportunity to play our music around the world. This October we’ll do 2 weeks in the UK and it’s highlighted on my calendar. Last time we played London was 1991 for me and I can’t wait to get back.” adds Todd ‘Chase’ Chaisson band founder and bassist.
The set will feature the bands global mega hit and Sirius/XM ‘Hair Nation’ #1 request “American Hairband”which has also become a staple spin on Dee Snider’s “House of Hair” syndicated radio show. “I Hate Kissing You Goodbye” (#3 Dial MTV) and the pop anthem “All New Generation” are other notable cuts sure to be heard at these shows.
TUFF will enlist Swedish native Staffan Osterlind (Ex. Paul DiAnno Band) to play guitar during their summer run. Trent Anderson (Ex. Bang Tango, D’Molls) on drums is a Chicago based drummer played for TUFF during past tours in 2011 and 2012.
June 27th “Waterfest” Oshkosh, WI w/Vic Ferrari
June 28th "Whammy Bar" Milwaukee, WI w/Love Rocket
June 29th "Penny Road Pub" Chicago, IL w/Teeze
TUFF WEST COAST DATES:
Sept. 26th "TBA" Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 27th "TBA" Southern California
Sept. 28th "TBA" Southern California
Oct. 1st Tour Starts In London…..stay tuned for dates