Live Performances include Stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Fresno and more
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March 5, 2019 -- Double Dragon Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo debut from Nashville based singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson. The self-produced album, Memoirs of an Uprising, will be available on all digital formats, as well as a limited run of red vinyl, beginning March 8, 2019. Pressings of the album can still be pre-ordered here.
The anticipation is building towards the full length based on the strength of the thunderous first single, Shivering Shivering, which has been streamed over 14k times to date and has hit Top 20 at the Classic Rock radio format. Shivering Shivering has garnered an impressive increase in streams month over month on both Spotify (+476%) and Apple Music (+963%.) The track is on course to be the most played album in Johnson’s catalogue to date.
Following a pair of sold-out performances at New York’s legendary Iridium this January, Johnson will next embark on a series of live shows across North America - including several with The Winery Dogs - a supergroup of rockers featuring Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan. Full itinerary is below.
Johnson is looking forward to sharing his newest work with audiences, for him performing live is a passion “I’m having a unique experience with “Shivering Shivering”, as I cannot remember listening to one of my own songs more than this. I feel energized to perform the song in front of any audience, be it with my amazing band or in an intimate acoustic setting. “Shivering...” is high up my list of personal favorites.”
After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, both Black Star Riders and 90’s chart toppers, Brother Cane, and his side hustles touring with Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, John Waite and others, Damon Johnson found himself in spring of 2018 realizing there were two things he couldn’t stop thinking about; his family and his music. Johnson made a deliberate decision; to give full focus to composing an album that truly reflects his personal vision and honoring his desire to have the final say about his tour calendar. The time was right to move forward with the Uprising.
Johnson explains, "After that Priest tour I was feeling anxious about some things: getting older, where my career would be in 10 years, how much time I was continually spending away from my wife and our two youngest kids...plus I was sitting on a near completed solo album of the most honest music I’ve ever made.” So Johnson surprised fans and made the decision to part ways with Black Star Riders, finish his album, and start over…this time completely on his own name.
Orders for the album may be placed http://smarturl.it/DJMOAU.
2019 Tour Itinerary*:
3/9 - Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
3/15 - Nassau, Bahamas @ Pirate Republic
3/15 - Paradise Island, Bahamas @ Ocean Club
3/31 - Santa Barbara, CA @The Red Piano
4/2 - VIsalia, CA @Crawdaddys
5/8 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East - w/The Winery Dogs
5/10 - Richmond, Indiana @ Firehouse BBQ & Blues
5/11 - Mt. Carroll, IL @ Timber Lake Resort
5/16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Potowatami Casino - w/The Winery Dogs
5/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Potowatami Casino - w/The Winery Dogs
5/18 - St. Charles, WI @ Arcada Theater - w/The Winery Dogs
5/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue - w/The Winery Dogs
5/24 - Ft. Worth, TX @The Keys Lounge
5/25 - Ardmore, OK @ Heritage Hall -w/Ace Frehley
7/20 - Peoria, IL @ Tailgate Festival - w/Aaron Lewis and Clutch
7/28 - Ebbw, Wales UK @ Steelhouse Festival w/Thin Lizzy
8/4 - Macclesfield, Cheshire UK @ Rewind Festival w/Thin Lizzy
9/13 - Columbiana, AL @ Shelby County Arts Council
*More Dates to be Announced
Damon Johnson - Shivering Shivering (Official video)