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Newsted Announces 2013 Tour Dates

Jason Newsted's band

After releasing their Metal EP, Newsted is set to hit the road starting April 19th. The band, fronted by former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, will kick things off at the Red House in Walnut Creek, California before sweeping up the West Coast and heading east.

The band’s lineup includes drummer Jesus Mendez, Jr. and guitarists Jesse Farnsworth and Mike Mushok. Newsted is the frontman, sometimes playing bass, sometimes guitar, and sometimes singing.

“Being a frontman for the first time and playing guitar and singing is completely new,” he told us in our interview with him. “You know, I’ve played some bass and sang some lead vocals before with very strong rhythm guitar players behind me, so that was its own thing. Now when I’m having to come up with all the melodies and play leads and do lead vocals at the same time, it’s all new. I feel like a kid with that, [like I’m] nineteen years old in my brain and my heart. No matter what the calendar says, that’s what I feel like now.”

Newsted 2013 Tour Dates:

  • April 19, 2013: Walnut Creek, California – Red House
  • April 23, 2013: San Jose, California – San Jose Rock Shop
  • April 24, 2013: Fresno, California – The Starline
  • April 26, 2013: Sparks, Nevada – The Alley
  • April 27, 2013: Sacramento, California – Ace of Spades
  • May 1, 2013: Los Angeles, California – The Roxy
  • May 3, 2013: Las Vegas, Nevada – Vinyl
  • May 4, 2013: Mesa, Arizona – KUPD Ufiesta / Quail Run Park
  • May 15, 2013: Battle Creek, Michigan – Planet Rock
  • May 17, 2013: Pontiac, Michigan – The Crofoot
  • May 18, 2013: Chicago, Illinois – Bottom Lounge
  • May 21, 2013: New York, New York – Highline Ballroom
  • May 22, 2013: Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Middle East Downstairs
  • May 23, 2013: Asbury Park, New Jersey – The Stone Pony

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