New band - Jeff Kollman news...

  • Acclaimed Southern California heavy fusioneers COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY), bassist Christopher Maloney (DWEEZIL ZAPPA, HARDLINE), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE), have announced their first ever Japanese shows. The band will be playing a pair of double headers (showtime: 7pm and 9pm) in Osaka and Tokyo and also appear at the Musician's Institute in Tokyo (open to students only). A Los Angeles area show has been booked for April 4 at the Baked Potato in North Hollywood.

    Exact dates and venues are as follows:

    March 12 - Live Square 2nd Line, Osaka, Japan
    March 14 - Shibuya Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
    March 15 - Musician's Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    April 4 - Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA

    In other news, Kollman will be officially unveiling his new instrumental venture, THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, also featuring fellow Glenn Hughes alumni Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums and Ed Roth on keyboards, along with bassist, Kevin Chown, with two sets at Baked Potato on Saturday, March 1 (showtime: 9pm and 11pm). In addition, the MEATBATS will be heading to Japan for a club tour in late April; dates listed below. The group's upcoming 11-song debut CD is finished and mastered. Recorded analog and live in the studio, the disc was co-produced by Jono Brown - songs include 'Need Strange', 'Battle For Ventura Blvd', 'Night Sweats', 'Big Feet', 'Lola', and 'Roller Girl'.

    ** APR 21(Mon) Sendai / enn
    Door Open 19:00 / Show Time 19:30
    022-212-2678
    http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~enn/

    ** APR 22(Tue) Tokyo / STB139
    Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
    03-5474-1395
    http://stb139.co.jp/

    ** APR 24(Thu) Nagoya / Bottom Line
    Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
    052-741-1620
    http://www.bottomline.co.jp/

    ** APR 25(Fri) Osaka / BIGCAT
    Door Open 18:30 / Show Time 19:30
    06-6258-5008
    http://www.arm-live.com/bigcat/

    ** APR 26(Sat) Okayama / CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM
    Door Open 18:00 / Show Time 19:00
    YUMEBANCHI 086-231-3531
    http://www.yumebanchi.jp/

    ** APR 27(Sun) Fukuoka / Gate’s 7
    Door Open 17:00 / Show Time 18:00
    092-283-0577
    http://www.gates7.com/

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