Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd has lined up a number of solo dates during August/September.
The details are as follows:
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL - Oasis 160
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
Aug. 19 – Detroit, MI - I-ROCK
Aug. 20 – Cleveland, OH - Agora
Aug. 22 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Aug. 23 – Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
Aug. 25 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Aug. 26 – Aliston, MA - Harpers Ferry
Aug. 28 – Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Aug. 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Aug. 30 – Columbus, OH - Ohio State
Sep. 03 – Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 04 – Jacksonville, NC - Planet Rock
Sep. 09 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Sep. 17 - College Station, TX - The Tape
Sep. 18 – Houston, TX - Engine Room
In other news, Todd has posted the first single, "Mind Infection", from his debut solo album, "You Made Me!", at this location (free log-in required).
"You Made Me!", which took three months to complete, was recorded in Los Angeles with Chris Johnson producing and Rob Chiarelli mixing. The complete track listing for the album is as follows:
08. Flowers And Cages
09. Lovely Bones
10. Mind Infection
13. Strait Jacket
Todd teamed with a group of unknown musicians for the project, which he described to Rolling Stone in April as "new school meets old school."
When putting the solo project together, the vocalist reportedly answered a classified advertisement in a Los Angeles music magazine placed by unknown musicians in search of a frontman. The ad cited the DEFTONES and AT THE DRIVE-IN as influences, bands that appealed to Todd as he looked to move beyond the gritty Sunset Strip rock of BUCKCHERRY. "I just said I was Josh, a singer, and I'd like to check it out," Todd said. "And they were like, 'OK, man, but we don't want anybody who's not dedicated.' And I was like, 'OK…'"
"I love these guys and I don't care that they're no-name guys," Todd said of his new bandmates. "It's really hard to get a group of guys who've had enormous careers in a room and get anything accomplished. [This] was so effortless and so much fun. That's where the creativity comes in, and that's where you make great records."