Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen will play their first ever live shows in the UK together, on a whitle-stop headline tour in February & March 2022 including a date at Planet Rock, Winter’s End. The full list of dates is: Sun Feb 27        Manchester Club Academy Mon Feb 28       Leeds Brudenell Social Club Wed Mar 02      Glasgow Garage Thu Mar 03        Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill Sat Mar 05         Leamington Spa Winters End Mon Mar 07       Bristol Fleece Tue Mar 08        London Islington Assembly Hall Support on all own-show dates comes from The Dust Coda. Tickets go on sale […]

BMG are delighted to announce a global limited edition 12” black vinyl release of four previously unreleased tracks by Smith/Kotzen on November 26th in conjunction with international Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. The ‘Better Days EP‘ reflects the ongoing strength of the dynamic writing & recording partnership between these two world-class musicians, following their eponymous debut album (review here) released in March 2021 to media and fan acclaim, charting in the Top 20 […]

‘Solar Fire‘, released on June 25th is the fourth single from Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen‘s critically acclaimed debut project, Smith/Kotzen (review Here) which was released globally through BMG on March 26th and immediately became a Top 20 album chart success in the UK. The song features Adrian’s fellow Iron Maiden bandmate, Nicko McBrain on drums. […]

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen have released their debut album ‘Smith/Kotzen‘ via BMG, which has today entered the UK midweek chart at number five. The album has been met with rave reviews features the latest single ‘Running’, which follows ‘Taking My Chances’ and ‘Scars’, all of which have all been enthusiastically welcomed by fans and media alike (review Here). All the tracks perfectly showcase the astonishing breadth of talent and musical diversity between this unique pairing of two of rock’s most respected artists. The record also features special guest performances by Adrian’s fellow Iron Maiden bandmate Nicko McBrain on drums for the […]

Review: Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen BMG Rights Management (March 26th 2021) Reviewer: Dan Mann There’s always a worry that an upcoming release won’t hit the mark even though everything points to the opposite. Fear not dear reader, that worry is simply that, a silly worry! ‘Smith/Kotzen‘ is an absolute joy, a much needed boost to the […]

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen have unveiled ‘Running’, the third single to be taken from the eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Smith/Kotzen‘ out March 26th. Adrian says of the song, “It’s a really cool sort of driving track, one of the heavier ones on the album and we’re excited to get it out there ahead of the album release. We’ve both been thrilled by the reaction to our music so far and are very much looking forward to meeting up again as soon as we can, to write some more songs together.” Richie adds, “’Running’ was the first song Adrian and I worked on. Adrian came in with that heavy verse riff which lead me to conjuring up what lives as our chorus to the composition. ‘Running’ is surely one of my top three favourites on the Smith/Kotzen album and I really look forward to playing this one live”. As well as the duo co-writing, co-producing and sharing guitars and vocals, Richie also plays bass and drums on the track. With the two previous singles ‘Taking My Chances’ and ‘Scars’ having been enthusiastically welcomed by fans […]

‘Scars’ is the second single from the upcoming Smith/Kotzen debut album by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen. The album will be released Martch 26th. Pre-order Here Described by Adrian as a song which “starts off with a dreamy intro then comes in heavy”, ‘Scars’ is a hark-back to 70’s bluesy rock which the duo found particularly fun to work on. As Richie explains, “I remember ‘Scars’ being one of the songs we wrote in the very beginning of the process. There is something moody and mysterious going on in this […]

BMG are proud to announce the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26th. The announcement comes on the back of the release of the video for the album’s first single, ‘Taking My Chances’. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, this nine track opus is a consummate collaboration […]