Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen's brainchild SMITH/KOTZEN is set to hit the road this month (January 2022). Their U.S. west coast tour is set to start at the Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA. on January 15, 2022 and is set to end at The Siren in Morro Bay, CA. on January 27, 2022.
Kotzen's wife Julia Lage, formerly of the brazilain band BARRA DE SAIA, is to be the bass player for the tour. Lage has been a part of the following bands: Pat Travers, Elliot Easton (THE CARS), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Mark Mcgrath (SUGAR RAY). Rounding up the band will be drummer Bruno Valverde of ANGRA.
U.S. west coast tour dates:
Jan. 15 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
Jan. 20 - Whisky A Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA
Jan. 22 - Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 23 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Jan. 26 - Goldfield Trading Post - Roseville, CA
Jan. 27 - The Siren - Morro Bay, CA
For ticket info go here.
Adrian comments: "It's always been our intention to take these songs on the road and give them a good kicking about. We're delighted that we've been able to set up this tour around a very hectic 2022 schedule and we both can't wait to finally get out there and play live."
Kotzen adds: "We're excited that we can take SMITH/KOTZEN to the next level and bring our music to the stage. We're still figuring out which musicians we'll be bringing with us to deliver the songs in the way we've always envisaged to give fans a dynamic live experience. We're really looking forward to this tour and we're planning to have a lot of fun!"