Korg USA announced that they will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Dean Markley’s exceptional line of guitar strings, pickups, picks and polishing accessories. Dean Markey joins Korg’s family of brands and this partnership is in line with Korg’s strategic plan to provide dealers with a full spectrum of quality products at various price points. The full line of Dean Markley products slated for distribution will be on display at the 2015 NAMM trade show (Booth #6440 Hall A).
California based reggae-rockers, The Expendables, have announced their early your plans, which will find the band headlining from coast-to-coast and back again over a near three month span. Dubbed 'The Winter Blackout Tour,' The Expandables will be kicking off at The Majestic Theater in Ventura, CA on January 23rd, and will make thier way throughout the U.S. for the following 8 weeks before bringing the headlining trek to a halt at the House of Blues in San Diega, CA on March 15th.
A full list of tour dates can be found at www.TheExpendables.net.
Pearl Artist, Randy Black, recently released footage from his tour-closing performance of the Alice Cooper classic, "School's Out," live from the 5th annual 'Rock Meets Classic' Tour - a live concert event combining an all star lineup of rock legends performing their respective hits alongside a full 45-member orchestra. Multi-angle drum-cam footage of Randy Black, along with full production footage from the tour's final stop can be viewed here.
The 2014 version of the Rock Meets Classic tour cycled around Germany throughout March and into May of this year, and featured Alice Cooper, Orianthi, Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), and others, along with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague.
Pearl Drums welcomes a new drummer to the Pearl Drums Artist Roster: Jen Ledger of Skillet! Jen Ledger has been the driving force behind Skillet since rightfully earning the throne back in 2008, and has since molded into one of the finest rock drummers of today. Skillet is currently touring in support of their 2013 release, Rise, which features the singles “Sick of It," “American Noise," “Rise,” and “Not Gonna Die”. Shortly following the album’s release, Rise, reached No. 1 status on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, Top Alternative Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Christian Albums Chart, along with reaching the No. 4 position on the Billboard Top 200.
Skillet will kick off a U.S. tour, which begins on January 2nd at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, in Charleston, NC, and will make their way around the country for the following three months before coming to a close at the Peoria Civic Center Arena, in Peoria, IL, on March 29th. Known as ‘The Winter Jam Tour’, this trek will serve as Jen’s first run behind the Pearl name, and she’ll be turning to her custom Reference Pure drums for the entirety of the dates.