As part of the Graham Bonnet Band’s 2017 “The Book” tour in Japan, a three-night special engagement and reunion of Alcatrazz were presented much to the delight of the Japanese hard rock faithful! On December 7, 2018, Frontiers Music Srl will release “Parole Denied – Tokyo 2017“, an extraordinary documentation of these special shows on 2CD/DVD and Digital formats.
Founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan in March 2017. For the special occasion, the band was rounded out by Mark Benquechea (drums) and Conrado Pesinato (guitars), both from the Graham Bonnet Band.
In addition to this unique farewell performance captured via audio and video, Alcatrazz raided the archives and added some unreleased bonus tracks taken from the original sessions recorded in 1985, including one song, “Emotion”, with a young Steve Vai on guitar.
Additionally, the Graham Bonnet Band has announced a U.S. tour where they will be performing the first Alcatrazz album “No Parole From Rock N Roll” from front to back along with the other hits from their and Graham’s catalog.
GBB U.S. TOUR DATES:
28th Sept. Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
29th Sept. Malones, Santa Ana, CA
3rd Oct. El Corazon, Seattle, WA
4th Oct. Vamp’d, Las Vegas, NV
5th Oct. Hilltop Tavern, Apple Valley, CA
6th Oct. Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
11th Oct. Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
12th Oct. Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls, SD 13th
Oct. Red Herring Lounge, Duluth, MN
14th Oct. Red Carpet, St Cloud, MN
16th Oct, Eddies, Granite City, IL
Alcatrazz was formed in 1983 by former Rainbow and Michael Schenker vocalist Graham Bonnet along with Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, and they would go on to make three studio albums in the 1980s. The band’s debut album included a young Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen and their second album featured guitar virtuoso, Steve Vai. Alcatrazz split up in 1987 after the release of their third album, “Dangerous Games.”
Album pre-order: http://radi.al/AlcatrazzParoleDenied
1. Night Of The Shooting Star 2. Ohayo Tokyo 3. Too Young To Die…Too Drunk To Live 4. Suffer Me 5. God Blessed Video 6. Will You Be Home Tonight 7. Jet To Jet 8. Witchwood 9. Skyfire 10. Hiroshima Mon Amour 11. Island In The Sun
1. Emotion (Studio Demo) 2. No Imagination (Studio Demo) 3. Losing You Is Winning (Studio Demo) 4. Please Call Me (Studio Demo) 5. Blue Boar (Studio Demo) 6. Ohayo Tokyo (Studio Demo) 7. Set Me Free (Rehearsal / Studio Demo) 8. Rider (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
1. Night Of The Shooting Star 2. Ohayo Tokyo 3. Too Young To Die…Too Drunk To Live 4. Suffer Me 5. God Blessed Video 6. Will You Be Home Tonight 7. Jet To Jet 8. Witchwood 9. Skyfire 10. Hiroshima Mon Amour 11. Island In The Sun 12. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Soundcheck)
PRODUCED BY: Jimmy Waldo & Giles Lavery
Live Tracks recorded in Tokyo March 2017
BAND MEMBERS: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Jimmy Waldo – Keys Gary Shea – Bass
With: Conrado Pesinato – Guitars Mark Benquechea – Drums