The Winery Dogs Release New Song & Video, “Xanadu,” From New Album ‘III’

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Following a seven-year break from the studio, THE WINERY DOGS are back in full force with their aptly named third album III, which is set for release on February 3, 2023, on the band’s Three Dog Music label (via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following in the footsteps of their first two albums, III was once again self-produced by The Winery Dogs and mixed by long-time band associate Jay Ruston.

Last month the first song to be released from III, “Xanadu,” made its world premiere during Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation” show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. It’s now available on digital formats here. Fans wanting to pre-order the album and enter to win a custom Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster guitar can go here. The Vicente Cordero-directed video can be seen on the band’s official YouTube page. A vinyl edition of III will also be forthcoming in just a few months.

While the all-out smokin’ opening track and lead single “Xanadu,” title might evoke different imagery in more progressive-leaning listening circles, KOTZEN’s zen-seeking, hard-rocking ruminations on “Xanadu” once again shine a light on the eternal power of good collaboration. “Coming out of the gates, that’s a barnburner,” acknowledges PORTNOY. “It’s one of the fiercest tracks on the album.” Incidentally, eagle ears will also delight in picking up on how definitively PORTNOY drops his drumsticks right as the song concludes. “At the end there, you’re hearing me toss my sticks — not in frustration, but very much in satisfaction of what we had just done,” he clarifies with a laugh.

In addition to the new music, fans will also be excited to hear that the trio is hitting the worldwide concert trail starting February 15 in Greensburg, PA at the Palace Theatre for their “202III World Tour.” Ticket and VIP package info can be found on the band’s official website.

III is the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting album, HOT STREAK, which was released on October 2, 2015, on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). After landing in the Top Five on many of Amazon’s pre-order charts, including #1 on the Amazon BestSellers/Hard Rock chart and #1 on the Amazon Pre-Orders/Hard Rock Albums charts, it sold 30% more than their 2013 self-titled debut, landing them on various Billboard album charts including #2 on “Top Current Alternative Albums,” #5 on “Top Current Hard Music” and “Top Hard Music Albums,” #6 on “Top Current Rock Albums” and “Album Core / Genre Rock,” #15 “Top Current Physical Albums,” #16 “Top Current Albums,” and  #30 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart. 

Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following tour stops, with more to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on the band’s website and social media pages:

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Complete Tracklist:

1. Xanadu
2. Mad World
3. Breakthrough
4. Rise
5. Stars
6. The Vengeance
7. Pharaoh
8. Gaslight
9. Lorelei
10. The Red Wine

The 1st Paw of The Winery Dogs 202III World Tour will cover most of the US with more cities to be announced in the coming weeks and months, as well as three shows in Brazil.

The Winery Dogs 202III World Tour Dates:

Feb 15 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theater
Feb 16 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Feb 17 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Feb 18 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theater
Feb 21 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Feb 22 – Baltimore, MD – Ram Heads Live
Feb 23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb 25 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb 26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Mar 1 – Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Mar 2 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Mar 5 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
Mar 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Mar 10 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Mar 11 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Mar 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
Mar 14 – Harrison, OH – Blue Note
Mar 17 – Dallas, TX – Amplified
Mar 18 – Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
Mar 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Mar 21 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
Mar 22 – Birmingham AL – Iron City
Mar 24 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 25 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Mar 26 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza
Mar 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
Mar 31 – Hopewell VA – Hopewell Theater
Apr 1 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
Apr 2 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Apr 4 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Apr 5 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Apr 6 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 27 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio (w Stone Temple Pilots)
Apr 28 – Curitiba, Brazil – Tork n Roll (w Skid Row)
Apr 30 – São Paulo, Brazil – Summer Breeze Festival

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