30 Year Anniversary Tour

Hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in 1987 and was quickly signed to Polydor Records. They released their first single ‘Get It On‘ which had a stranglehold on AOR radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American “Monsters of Rock” Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as ‘Get It On‘ and ‘What Love Can Be‘ helping the band to sell two million debut albums worldwide.

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.

Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!

Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album ‘In Your Face.

Kingdom Come 30 Year Anniversary Tour

Thursday Sept. 27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
Saturday Sept. 29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Wednesday Oct. 3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
Friday Oct. 5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Saturday Oct. 6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thursday Oct. 11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Wednesday Oct. 17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
Thursday Oct. 18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Sunday Oct. 21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Tuesday Oct. 23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub
***more dates to be added

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KINGDOM COME’s new album, Outlier, will be released worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer and will be available as CD and download in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th.

The band has just released the official video for their new single ‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’ below:

Leader Lenny Wolf comments: “Some people asked me to share a few thoughts about my single called ‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’. I think the song itself speaks louder than words, but I will try to share some thoughts behind the obvious.

Why did I write that song? Because I am a musician.

Why that title? The title is reflecting my thoughts about people abusing the “name of God” to justify their sick and often very destructive behavior. God may be watching but I’m sure he is “NOT always singing along”.

Outlet

What makes you decide in which form you create a song? I got no master plan. I am more like a five year old plugging the guitar chord into the endless audio universe hoping to catch some cool frequencies. Lately I caught a lot of heavy guitar signals which were asking to be used in a powerful song. I tried my best;-)

Do I believe in God? I believe in a higher force which can be called God or orange shoe. I don’t need to sit in a men made building with steep roofs to “feel closer or more connected”, but if that works for other people, that of course is perfectly alright. In whichever direction or whatever name people are praying to, I rather follow a good heart than thousands of pre written phrases.

What is my outlook on our future? Fanaticism and ignorance is a deadly combination. We got a lot of this around poisoning our planet. I don’t have the answer to it all, but I think it would be a great first step to go by a simple saying: “Live and let live” – with enough space and respect for one another. As long as people trying to force their believes onto others, we are bound to have conflicts coming our way. Some should remember weather they are guests or locals before wanting to change the furniture!

In case I bored you, next time I will write about something much more original like: Oohh babe, I will never leave you, I’ll do anything for you, tonight is the night, I’m so sorry, please let me bend over so that you can find the perfect place to kick me harder than ever… etc. etc.”

Outlier features the following tracklisting:

‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’
‘Running High Distortion’
‘Rough Ride Ralleye’
‘Let The Silence Talk’
‘Holy Curtain’
‘The Trap Is Alive’
‘Skip The Cover And Feel’
‘Don`t Want You To Wait’
‘Such A Shame’
‘When Colors Break The Grey’

Outlier was recorded at Wolf’s own Hamburg studio, the Two Square Noise Factory. With the exception of the solo guitar parts contributed by Eric Förster, all instruments were recorded by the Kingdom Come boss himself. In addition, Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered his new album. “Eighteen-months of struggle and madness lie behind me, a period which saw me go through the usual alternating bath of euphoria and doubt. As an artist, you can never be quite sure just what you’ve cooked up, but I happen to be an idealist and simply have to keep embarking on new adventurous journeys. The path of predictability has never satisfied me.”

Outlier is Kingdom Come’s first studio album featuring completely new material since the arrival of their 2009 release, Magnified. The album is bound to provoke discussion, in every respect, which is precisely the intention Lenny has with his compositions: “I never write to please anybody, I simply stretch my means of expression as a musician as far as possible. Always in the hope that others will like the result.”