Zakk Wylde loves Canada, and he’s showing that appreciation with a new Canadian tour, set to kick off in February.
The Black Label Society frontman will embark on an “Evening with Zakk Wylde,” a solo, 13-city tour across Canada highlighting acoustic versions of some of the group’s most popular songs, plus tunes from Wylde’s solo release, “Book of Shadows,” and Southern rock band Pride & Glory.
“This is a special Thank You to the Canadian fans for making ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ top 20 - Top 20 people!” Wylde said in a statement. “I love Canada! They always welcome BLS and are so supportive. To do a more intimate, stripped down show, especially in cities where you’re so embraced -- is just the ultimate.
He added, “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times, rearrange it and suddenly it’s something totally fresh and new. Acoustically, the songs are just as powerful and heartfelt. Even transposing them and performing them on piano, they are no less raw and familiar.”
Black Label Society are currently in the studio working on their new album and pinning down a replacement for former guitarist Nick Catanese, who just left the band.
By the way, check out Wylde’s killer new model, the Moderne of Doom, here.
‘Evening with Zakk Wylde’ Tour Dates:
02/13 -- Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/14 -- Duncan, BC – Cowichan Theatre
02/15 -- Kelowna, BC – Level Nightclub
02/17 -- Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
02/18 -- Calgary, AB – Flames Central
02/19 -- Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
02/21 -- Regina, SK – The Exchange
02/22 -- Saskatoon, SK – The Broadway Theatre
02/23 -- Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
02/24 -- Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
02/26 -- London, ON – London Music Hall
02/27 -- Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
02/28 -- Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre