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Zakk Wylde in Saskatoon
February 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Rawk Entertainment and The Broadway Theatre Present:
An Evening with Zakk Wylde
The Broadway Theatre
All Ages Welcome – Doors at 8PM
This is a seated general admission event.
Saturday February 22, 2014
TICKETS ON PRESALE DECEMBER 5 AT 10AM
Presale code: Canada
General onsale – Friday December 6 – 10AM
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’S “Ain’t No Sunshine” Goes Top 20 on Active Rock Radio in Canada!
Toronto, ON – Guitar icon Zakk Wylde, leader of Black Label Socieity has announced An Evening With Zakk Wylde a solo 13-city tour across Canada featuring intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album Book of Shadows and Southern rock band Pride & Glory.
“This is a special thank you to them for making “Ain’t No Sunshine” top 20 – TOP 20 people,” said Wylde. “ I wanted to do more intimate shows in a great country, especially in some cities where you’re already going a bit crazy. You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically–the tunes are gritty regardless.”
Zakk also has a special message to his Canadian fans: “Thanks to the Canadian chapter of the almighty Black Label for the success of Unblackened and the single, “Ain’t No Sunshine!!!” The Doom Crew and I are looking forward to a special evening with our Canadian family.”
Black Label Society have established themselves at the forefront of Heavy Metal with a series of hard riffing and hugely successful albums alongside worldwide tours that have cemented their reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. On September 23, 2013, the band released the 2-CD set “Unblackened,” finding Black Label Society in a mellower mood in a performance taped at Club Nokia in Los Angeles earlier this year. The concert showcases the band’s songs with a greater use of acoustic instruments but without losing any of their power and intensity. Zakk Wylde leads from the front as always, performing here on both guitar and piano and demonstrating the subtler side of his music alongside the blistering solos that his fans know and love.
For over 20 years he served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) and Ozzmosis. He has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.
The last few years have seen Wylde’s life radically altered. Doctors recently discovered blood clots in his leg. “The doc was like, ‘you have, what, a drink a day? Six? 12? A case?’ I’m like, ‘It’s a liquid diet,’” says Wylde, laughing. “I mean, I’d drink beer while lifting weights. That’s Black Label Society style for you right there. But the doc told me if I kept this up, I’d be dead by the time I was 50. So I stopped drinking. No big deal.”
Bring on the Canadian tour, then.