Jeff Kollman touring Japan with COSMOSQUAD, reunites with GLENN HUGHES for Australia & New Zealand dates, announced ‘Shedding Skin’ re-issue

August 17, 2017 – Globetrotting guitarist extraordinaire, JEFF KOLLMAN (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE), is making his long-awaited return to Japan with his celebrated progressive rock trio COSMOSQUAD in support of their new album, “The Morbid Tango”, with shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo starting this Friday. Kollman is also set to reunite with the ‘Voice of Rock’, GLENN HUGHES (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), for a string of special shows in Australia and New Zealand in September and October. In addition, Kollman has announced the remastered re-issue of his acclaimed third solo album, “Shedding Skin”, originally released in 1999.

States Kollman: “Well, back on the road after squeezing in some family vacation time in the Midwest.  No rest for the wicked as they say!  Extremely excited to finally get back over to Japan with COSMOSQUAD and playing “The Morbid Tango” material for the fans. Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo – here we come!  Also, in case you haven’t heard yet, I’ll be joining ‘Big Daddy’ GLENN Hughes for a half dozen shows in Australia and New Zealand in September and into early October.  Looking forward to re-connecting on stage – it’s been quite a while since we last played together but Glenn is always amazing to work with.  We will perform full concerts of classic DEEP PURPLE material.  So many great tracks on “Burn”, “Stormbringer”, and “Come Taste The Band”.  Glenn and Purple fans will be in for a real treat!  And in-between those two treks I’ll be doing ASIA and a pair of ROCK PACK shows – those are always fun to do.  How could it not when you’re standing next to singers like Lou Gramm, Steve Augeri, Bobby Kimball, and John Payne playing some of the most iconic rock songs ever written? – Last but not least, I’m finally getting around to putting my third solo album, “Shedding Skin”, back in print.  I just got the re-mastered master back from Borislav Dimitrov at HiZ Productions who also mastered “The Morbid Tango” for us, and it’s sounding killer! The official release date is Friday, September 1.”

Exact JEFF KOLLMAN tour dates are as follows:
COSMOSQUAD:
Aug. 18 – Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan  
Aug. 20 – Club Upset, Nagoya-Ikeshita, Japan  
Aug. 21 – Unit, Tokyo, Japan
For more information visit: https://www.hipjpn.co.jp/archives/45249 
ROCK PACK (feat. Lou Gramm, Steve Augeri, Bobby Kimball, John Payne):
Aug 27 – London Blues Fest, London, ON, Canada
Aug 30 – Jean Piere Complex, Port of Spain, Trinidad
 

ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE:
Sep. 02 – Woodstock County Fair – Woodstock, CT
 

GLENN HUGHES:
Sep. 20 – State Theatre – Sydney, Australia
Sep. 24 – Perth Concert Hall – Perth, Australia
Sep. 26 – Horncastle Arena – Christchurch, New Zealand
Sep. 27 – Michael Fowler Centre – Wellington, New Zealand
Sep. 29 – Hamer Hall – Melbourne, Australia
Oct. 01 –  Qpac Concert Hall – Brisbane, Australia
Oct. 02 –  ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre – Auckland, New Zealand
 

For more information and pre-sale tickets, visit: www.classicdeeppurplelive.com
Links:
COSMOSQUAD – ‘The Morbid Tango’ live
COSMOSQUAD Japan Tour 2017 trailer

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