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Sixx:AM Plays iHeartRadio Studio- Announces Tour!
Sixx:AM played to a packed studio in Los Angeles on October 7, 2014. Everyone in attendance or watching/listening to the streams online would have to agree it was a huge success! The breaking news was that Sixx:AM will begin their first headlining tour in April of 2015 with guests Apocalyptica.
The murmurs in the crowd were hopeful of a tour, and the affirmation was cheered as fans called out requests for places to play “Dallas!” “Chicago!” I later talked to a fan to discover he had ventured to Los Angeles from Nevada just for the opportunity that iHeart Radio gave to Sixx:AM and Nikki Sixx fans alike.
Between songs, Sixx:AM participated in Q&A. They illuminated the huge effect that the music, artwork, and spirit of the 60s and 70s had on them and their current release Modern Vintage. Bandmembers cited bands like Queen, David Bowie, T-Rex, and Wings for being makers of songs. They reported that Modern Vintage is an homage a time when songs and albums were not linear. Sixx elaborated that Modern Vintage has some twists in turns in style and arrangement that will be pleasantly surprising to fans.
The band’s excitement of Modern Vintage was made clear. Their first two albums were created as soundtracks for the templates of The Heroin Diaries and music photography. This album belongs to them as a creative force alone. When they sat down to create this music was when they began the dream of touring together. This dream will be realized next April with their first headlining tour with special guests Apocalyptica. As palpable as their excitement was, the ease with which they work and perform together made it clear that this will be a show to see in 2015. Click Here to stay updated on this exciting new tour.
The performance turned reflective when James made a sad announcement: His good friend and manager of 16 years passed away on Sunday. He performed the song “Before It’s Over” dedicated to his dear friend.
Here are some of Daniel’s shots from last night. Check back with Music Icon News for updated photo galleries and thanks for checking us out!
Fan Girl Gush Moment….As a long time fan of Nikki Sixx the night was completed as I got to meet him and shake his hand for the first time. I told him he made my junior high dreams come true and I was pleased at how kind he was as he spoke with friends and fans alike. One thing I noted was how his face lit up when his wife appeared. It was truly touching to see.