Courtesy of Kelly MacGaunn, KMPR
New York, NY, Friday, June 28, 2019—
Hard rock purveyors HELLYEAH celebrated the life of their Brother and Bandmate Vinnie Paul in May with an emotional sold-out concert in Las Vegas, where the band made their initial mark towards their Vinnie Paul campaign for the American Heart Association. The band will continue to honor their late bandmate by donating a portion of ticket sales from their upcoming tour in his memory, in hopes of raising over $10,000 for AHA.
By teaming up with the American Heart Association, HELLYEAH will raise early awareness for heart disease after it claimed famed drummer Vinnie Paul at 54. The hard rockers of HELLYEAH are turning to healthier ways as they mourn their friend. “Vinnie’s passing was a wake-up call for us all,” said guitarist Tom Maxwell. Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. As an issue that affects their fans and families every day, HELLYEAH are hoping to help save lives, and are changing their own in the process.
In addition to this initiative, HELLYEAH will also be hosting a TEXT TO DONATE campaign during each of their upcoming tour dates: fans can TEXT VINNIE #41411, or head to a special CrowdRise page where fans can also DONATEto help fight heart disease.
Bassist Kyle Sanders says, “Everyone can make some kind of change for the better. It’s never too late.” For more information on the American Heart Association interview with HELLYEAH, click HERE.
The latest 18-city headlining summer outing will kick off on Tuesday, July 23, in Atlanta, and will culminate in a special hometown celebration on Saturday, August 17, in Dallas, Texas. They recently added a new festival date, Blue Ridge Rock Festival at DeVault Vineyards in Concord, VA, on September 7. Tickets are available HERE. Full routing below.
HELLYEAH was formed 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 release UNDEN!ABLE in June 2016. Their final album with Vinnie Paul, Welcome Home– a truly stunning album that does both Vinnie’s memory and groundbreaking legacy proud – is slated for release on Friday, September 27,through Eleven Seven Music. The eagerly anticipated new album, featuring the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings, will unleash 11 tracks,driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother. The first single, “Welcome Home,” is the band’s fastest-growing song at Active Rock Radio, currently sitting in the Top 15. Pre-order the album HERE, and watch new videos “Welcome Home” HERE, and “333” HERE, both from the forthcoming album.
HELLYEAH 2019 TOUR DATES: w/Nonpoint
July 23, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
July 24, 2019 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
July 26, 2019 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
July 27, 2019 – Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
July 28, 2019 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 30, 2019 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
July 31, 2019 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
August 1, 2019 – Green Bay, WI – The Green Bay Distillery (SOLD OUT!)
August 3, 2019 – Denver, CO – Summit
August 4, 2019 – Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon
August 7, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
August 8, 2019 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
August 10, 2019 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
August 11, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
August 13, 2019 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
August 14, 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
August 16, 2019 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
August 17, 2019 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
2019 SUMMER FESTIVALSSeptember 7, 2019 – Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*More dates TBA.