Sully Erna, best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack, has announced six solo shows in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22nd.
The live shows will feature songs over the span of Erna’s career, including those with Godsmack and his solo debut, Avalon. The seeds for Avalon were planted back when Erna was pre-Godsmack, discovering Australian world fusion band Dead Can Dance’s 1993 album Into the Labyrinth. Their “eclectic, mystical, hand drumming” approach filtered into Godsmack hits like “Voodoo” and “Serenity.” From there, an organic process of assembling the right musicians began. Erna recruited Dead Can Dance percussionist Niall Gregory and longtime friend and blues vocalist Lisa Guyer, who introduced the guitarists, that lead to a keyboardist and cellists that would fill out Avalon’s diverse sound.
Sully recently released a limited edition Avalon box set that contains five DVDs, including Avalon Live, shot in his hometown of Boston at The Wilbur Theater. The box also contains two CDs – Avalon, the studio album, and Avalon Live, the live show from Boston. Other items include a limited edition coffee table book, an updated version of Sully’s personal memoir, The Paths We Choose, a limited edition autographed poster from the Wilbur show and a limited edition t-shirt, a Sully Erna hat and necklace, commemorative backstage pass from the 2010 tour, a guitar pick, and custom hand-made incense chosen by Sully. Five “golden tickets” will be hidden in the boxes that offer grand prize luxury trips with Erna himself to Napa, Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Avalon/Catalina Island. Many more amazing prizes such as guitars and handwritten lyrics can also be won with no purchase required. Register now at http://www.sullyernaavalon.com
Avalon Live, the concert from The Wilbur Theatre in Boston will air on Palladia Wednesday January 30th (check local listings). A single disc version in Standard and Blu-Ray of the concert is also available at http://www.sullyernaavalon.com .
SULLY ERNA LIVE:
March 22 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
March 23 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
March 24 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
April 5 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 6 Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
April 13 Niagara Falls, NY @ Niagara Casino and Hotel
For tickets go to: www.sullyerna.com
Photos by Josh Rienecke for RockRevolt™Magazine