Slaughter Sets Dates With Nugent, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot As New Album Looms

Having regrouped after the death of guitarist Tim Kelly, Slaughter is back with a new album and a fresh string of tour dates that will see the band share the stage with Ted Nugent, Night Ranger and Quiet Riot.

Next week, the band will deliver "Back To Reality" to record stores, an album that marks the recording debut of new guitarist Jeff Blando. The guitarist began touring with the band after Kelly died in a car accident in February of last year. Blando now joins frontman Mark Slaughter, bassist Dana Strum, and drummer Blas Elias, who are currently enjoying their tenth year together.

The band has already hit the road in support of the album, and will play a string of headlining dates through the weekend. Next Wednesday, the band will team up with Nugent, Night Ranger, and Quiet Riot for this year's edition of the Rock Never Stops tour. Last year's version of the tour featured Slaughter and Quiet Riot as well as fellow 80s headbangers Warrant. Here's where this year's edition

will stop:

  • 6/30 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
  • 7/1 - State College, PA @ Tussey Mountain Amphitheater
  • 7/2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek
  • 7/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage
  • 7/4 - Columbus, OH @ Metrostage Amphitheater
  • 7/5 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob
  • 7/8 - Des Moines, IA @ The Main Event
  • 7/9 - E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley
  • 7/10 - Tinley Park, IL @ World Theater
  • 7/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 7/12 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
  • 7/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Franklin Covey Field
  • 7/17 - Denver, CO @ Adams County Fairgrounds
  • 7/18 - Lewiston, MT @ Spring Creek Amphitheater
  • 7/22 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
  • 7/23 - Bonner Springs, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 7/24 - Tyler, TX @ Oil Palace
  • 7/25 - Lampe, MO @ Black Oak Mountain
  • 7/28 - Binghampton, NY @ Broom County Arena
  • 7/30 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Coastal Federal Field
  • 7/31 - Prosperity, WV @ Prosperity Speedway
  • 8/1

    - Jacksonville, FL @ Camp Le Jeune

  • 8/4 - Richmond, VA @ Razzles
  • 8/6 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 8/7 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Theater
  • 8/8 - Fort Meyers, FL @ Lee County Sports Complex
  • 8/11 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
  • 8/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Stadium Gate A
  • 8/13 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster
  • 8/14 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
  • 8/15 - Norfolk, VA @ GTE Amphitheater
  • 8/17 - Antioch, TN @ First American Music Center
  • 8/18 - Savannah, GA @ Civic Center
  • 8/20 - Knoxville, TN @ World's Fair Park
  • 8/21 - Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest Amphitheater
  • 8/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Riverport Amphitheater
  • 8/25 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunkin Gardens
  • 8/27 - Pueblo, CO @ Coors Pavillion
  • 8/28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hollywood Casino
  • 9/2 - Adalanto, CA @ Maverick Stadium
  • 9/3 - Kelseyville, CA @ Konocti Amphitheater
  • 9/4 - Visallia, CA @ Visallia Convention Center
  • 9/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Texas Station