Mark Tremonti‘s debut solo album, All I Was, sold more than 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 29 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on July 17 via Fret 12 Records, a company Mark started with his brother, Daniel Tremonti, and Tom Stanley.
With two bands and a solo career, The Pulse Of Radio asked Tremonti how he knows which project the songs he writes are best suited for. “I’ve just gotten this filter, this intuition that tells me what songs go to which band, and with my solo stuff, the rhythm section is so different from the other bands, I think it really stands apart,” he said. “I think it’s a little more aggressive than both the other bands, but you just have to hear it, I guess.”
His solo band, also billed Tremonti, features Alter Bridge and Creed bassist Brian Marshall in the lineup along with guitarist Eric Friedman and drummer Garrett Whitlock.
United Stations‘ nationally syndicated radio show HardDrive has announced the 2012 HardDrive Live Tour featuring Tremonti and Man The Mighty. The fourth annual trek will begin in Flint, Michigan on September 20, and is scheduled to hit thirteen cities across North America. Tremonti with Charm City Devils will be doing two warm-up dates, The Road To HardDrive, on September 11 in West Greenwich, Rhode Island and September 12 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.
HardDrive host Lou Brutus will be on-hand for some of the dates.
A national promotion will be launched on both HardDrive and HardDrive XL in the coming weeks.
Local radio affiliates will be giving away tickets, meet-and-greet passes and chance to win a Mark Tremonti PRS guitar.
The HardDrive Live Tour is produced by Mike Childs and Ledge Entertainment in association with HardDrive.
The Road To HardDrive:
Sep. 11 – West Greenwich, RI @ Rock Junction (with CHARM CITY DEVILS)
Sep. 12 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom (with CHARM CITY DEVILS)
HardDrive Live Tour:
Sep. 20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Sep. 21: Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club
Sep. 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Sep. 25 – New Britain, CT @ Club INT
Sep. 26 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
Sep. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
Sep. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sep. 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Club Zydeco
Oct. 02 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Oct. 03 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
Oct. 05 – Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse
Additional tour dates include:
Oct. 06 – KTBZ’s Buzzfest, Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 07 – KISSfest 2012, San Antionio, TX – Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
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