Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Angel Guitarist Punky Meadows Announces U.S. Tour

Back in the late 1970s, Angel made their mark with flashy, white outfits and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by Kiss (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). 

Angel split up in 1981, but the group’s popularity and influence stayed afloat, resulting in the return last year of their guitarist Punky Meadows with his first-ever solo release, Fallen Angel and a video clip for the the song “Straight Shooter.”

“I'm very proud of this song and album,” Meadows says. “Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to to pick a favorite song because they're all good. ‘Straight Shooter’ was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.”

And in March and April, Meadows and his band will be will touring parts of the States. For March, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, while April will see appearances in Poughkeepsie, New York and New York City.

Singer Chandler Mogel, guitarist Danny Farrow, keyboardist Charlie Calv, and drummer Bob Pantella mare part of Meadows' band. Due to surgery, bassist Felix Robinson has not been confirmed to play these dates.

Angel was featured the 1980 cult classic film, Foxes starring Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio. In the 70s, they also enjoyed massive popularity in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Meadows was nearly recruited by Kiss, Aerosmith, and the New York Dolls.

After Angel, Meadows occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know he was missed and they wanted to hear new music. Together with close friend and guitarist Danny Farrow, they crafted 15 new songs for Fallen Angel, which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.

A special autographed edition of Fallen Angel that includes a guitar pick and two bonus tracks (one featuring original Angel vocalist Frank Dimino), is available exclusively at Main Man Records. You can purchase the regular 15-song edition here , as well as the usual outlets, including iTunes and Amazon.

Limited meet-and-greets at the show are also available. This includes a personal photo with Punky Meadows and the band (with a personal cell or camera), up to three autographed Punky Meadows or Angel items, and a free 8x10 you get autographed. For more information, visit the Punky Meadows Tour Dates page.

Tour Dates:

March 8th - Backstage Bar and Billiards - Las Vegas, NV
March 9th - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
March 10th - The Whisky - Los Angeles, CA
April 21st - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
April 29th - BB Kings - New York City, NY

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