Hank III readies new CD
Friday, May 21, 2010
– Hank Williams III is ready to roll with a new disc, "Rebel Within," on May 25 (Sidewalk Records).
Among the song titles are Getting' Drunk And Fallin' Down, Rebel Within, Tore Up And Loud and Drinkin' Over Mama. Music from the new album will be heard on the June 13 episode of HBO's hit series "True Blood."
Williams wrote 10 of the 11 original tracks, did the vocals, played drums and the acoustic rhythm guitar parts. And he recorded and produced the album at his home studio. "I don't like being told what to do, and I don't need to be told what my record should sound like," he said. "I got that covered."
The 12-city Crazed Canada Tour launches Friday, June 4 in Toronto and continues through the end of the month. This event will be "an evening with" with no opener.
Tour dates are:
Friday June4 Toronto, ONT Opera House
Saturday June 5 Montreal, QUE Le National
Monday June 7 Quebec City, QUE Le Cercle
Tuesday June 8 Ottawa, ONT Babylon
Wednesday June 9 London, ONT Music Hall
Friday June11 Thunder Bay, ONT the office/Crocks
Saturday June 12 Winnipeg, MAN Pyramid
Monday June 14 Regina, SAS Distrikt
Tuesday June 15 Calgary, ALB Republik
Wednesday June 16 Edmonton, ALB Starlite
Thursday June 17 Kamloops, BC Blue Grotto
Saturday June 19 Vancouver, BC tba
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