Hard rock purveyors HELLYEAH release their sixth studio album, Welcome Home, via Eleven Seven Music, available HERE. It’s been almost 12 years since the release of their first album, HELLYEAH, and just over one year since the passing of bandmate and brother Vinnie Paul. The band paid tribute to their fallen brother and bandmate, by releasing “Skyy and Water” a reverential video filmed by Wombat Fire highlighting some incredible moments from the past.
“I think Vince would be proud of what we’ve done. Chad really nailed it vocally and lyrically. We went out of the box a bit on this album. Left the studio a few times a little uncertain, but we tried new stuff, and we’re eager to see what people think of it.” – guitarist Tom Maxwell
“We have to keep flying [Vinnie’s] flag, to carry on legacies, and to carry on what heavy metal truly represents — and that is loyalty, that is love, and that is trust.” – singer Chad Gray
Welcome Home, which features the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings, will unleash 11 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother, including album opener and raging track “333,” one of two tracks Vinnie heard before his passing, guitar-driven “Perfect,” gritty “Oh My God,” and Top 5 Active Rock single “Welcome Home,” which is the band’s fastest-growing song at Active Rock Radio. As a toast from the rock-gods and as a loving letter to Vince, HELLYEAH offers up their heartfelt, stripped-down track, “Skyy and Water.” ‘Choking back my tears again today, I can hear your voice / I can hear you say, ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff and just keep on keeping on.’
Now that guitarist Tom Maxwell is recovering from trigger finger surgery, the band will kick off its fall “A Celebration Of Life” U.S. and Canada headlining tour, starting on November 15 in Cincinnati, OH, through December 19 in Phoenix, AZ.
The band will continue to honor their late bandmate by donating a portion of ticket sales from each tour date to the American Heart Association in Vinnie Paul’s memory. Tickets and full routing are available HERE.
In addition to this initiative, HELLYEAH will host a TEXT TO DONATE campaign during each of their upcoming tour dates. Fans can TEXT ‘VINNIE’ to #41411, or head to a special CrowdRise page where they can also DONATE to help fight heart disease, as well as read more about the American Heart Association and HELLYEAH’s interview with them HERE.
HELLYEAH was originally formed in Dallas, Texas, in 2006 by Pantera founder/drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne), and guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) with bassist Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) and guitarist Christian Brady, who joined in 2014. The band has released five albums, culminating in the #2 Hard Rock Album UNDEN!ABLE in June 2016.
HELLYEAH 2019 TOUR DATES
w/Nonpoint & Deepfall
November 13 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament (Rescheduled Show)
November 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
November 16 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall*
November 19 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
November 20 – London, ON – London Music Theatre
November 22 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop* (SOLD OUT)
November 23 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
November 24 – Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
November 26 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
November 27 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
November 29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
December 2 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
December 3 – Missoula, MT – Palace Theatre
December 5 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
December 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
December 8 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
December 10 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
December 11 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
December 12 – Boise, ID – Revolution
December 14 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
December 15 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
December 17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
December 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
December 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
* = Without Nonpoint
2020 TOUR DATES
February 1-6 — ShipRocked 2020