On Saturday (11th), Hellyeah celebrated Vinnie Paul’s life for a special performance at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. The show also marked the band’s first performance since Vinnie Paul’s passing as well as Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga’s live debut with the group. During the show, the band went into their new single “333,” and also performed a few Pantera tracks with “I’m Broken,” and “Walk.” Additionally, Clark County, NV declared May 11th as the official Vinnie Paul Day.
Hellyeah have announced their new album Welcome Home will be released on September 27th via Eleven Seven Music. The group will premiere a music video for the title track this Friday (17th). However, pre-orders are currently available at this location. The follow-up to 2016’s Undeniable will feature final recordings from the late Vinnie Paul that will consist of 10 tracks.
Bassist Kyle Sanders expressed:
“While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that.”
Watch a few highlights from Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul night below:
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Sangre por Sangre (Blood for Blood)
Demons in the Dirt
Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)
War In Me
I Don’t Care Anymore (Phil Collins cover)
I’m Broken (Pantera)
HellYeah will embark on a summer North American tour. Fan club pre-sales begin tomorrow (14th) at 10AM local time. General public begins this Friday (17th) at 10AM local time. In honor of the late Vinnie Paul, $1 from each ticket sold for this trek will go towards the american Heart Association.
07/23 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
07/24 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
07/26 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
07/27 Inwood, WV @ Shiley Acres
07/28 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
07/30 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
07/31 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
08/01 Green Bay, WI @ The Green Bay Distillery
08/03 Denver, CO @ Summit
08/04 Sturgis, SD @ Iron Horse Saloon
08/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
08/08 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
08/10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
08/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
08/13 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
08/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
08/16 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
08/17 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
*More dates TBA.