Revive the Rose is excited about upcoming tour dates with American band Adam and the Metal Hawks

Audience praise from Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider for Revive the Rose is one of the reasons the band from Niagara is touring with a well-known group from the United States.

About a year ago, the lead singer of the iconic 1980s glam metal band tweeted about them, saying “rock is alive and well” after hearing some of their material.

In May, Revive the Rose, made up of three members from Welland and one from St. Catharines, will play five dates in Ontario with Adam and the Metal Hawks, a hard rock band from Long Island, NY, which has nearly a million followers on Instagram. .

Coincidentally, they’re represented by the same management company as Snider, and after Revive the Rose frontman Andy Colonico asked to work with them, it didn’t take long to receive an invitation to provide support. opener on Adam’s Ontario leg and the Metal Hawks’ Canadian tour.

“We made the mutual connection that way and got the ball rolling,” Colonico said.

“We are quite thrilled. It’s a pretty big group.

Adam and the Metal Hawks’ popularity surged last year after a series of viral TikTok videos even caught the attention of talented comedian and musician Jack Black.

Revive the Rose will open for the band for five consecutive nights beginning May 25 in Guelph and ending in Barrie.

On May 26, they will take the stage at Moose and Goose in Thorold.

Revive the Rose’s latest release is a six-track EP, featuring three songs produced by John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews.

Revive the Rose was formed in 2014 and there have been “many releases” since then, Colonico said.

In the beginning, he was the vocalist and the main drummer, but today he is the studio drummer and the band has a “mercenary” behind the skins for the concerts.

“It’s the best health the group has ever had,” Colonico said.

They even have their own beer, Bar Down Lager, which is available at over a dozen bars.

They opened for rock bands such as The Glorious Sons, PUP, Monster Truck, The Trews, Headstones and Bush.

Their songs were featured on radio stations such as 102.1 The Edge and 97.7 HTZ-FM, as well as at Toronto Maple Leafs games after the team’s official DJ started using one of their tracks. during warm-ups and stoppages.

The same song, “Bar Down”, was featured in NHL 2021, EA Sports’ popular video game.

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