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26 March 2009
Duff McKagan's Loaded: touring Europe with Mötley Crüe; festival shows confirmed!
Duff McKagan's Loaded:  touring Europe with Mötley Crüe; festival shows confirmed!
Right in time for the release of the "Sick" album, Duff McKagan's LOADED are confirmed for several European summer festivals and shows as support of Mötley Crüe. Both bands met last October when LOADED was playing two shows in Japan — the Loud Park 08 festival with Mötley Crüe, and an intimate headlining show the next night at club Quattro in Tokyo.

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx:

"We had a bad-ass show in Tokyo [Loud Park Festival] and there were a ton of cool bands on the bill, but most notably was Duff McKagan's LOADED. [Next day], we headed down to a place here in Tokyo and saw Duff play a tiny club... insane. Every song was a 10. I got an EP and it's all I'm listening to right now. If you don't have the EP yet, it's called 'Wasted Heart' and it's a must-have."

Commented McKagan:

"Nikki Sixx came down to the Quattro show. I've known that guy now for over 20 years and that dude is the real article. Let me tell ya, sometimes the last thing you want to do on a night off on a tour is go out to see another fucking band! Nikki not only came down, but he also stayed for the whole show. A class act."

So don't miss the chance to see legendary former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan’s new band LOADED as well as his legendary buddies Mötley Crüe the same night.

03.06.2009 Helsinki, Virgin Oil, Finland
04.06.2009 Oulu, Teatria Club, Finland
05.06.2009 Tampere, Sauna Open Air Festival, Finland
06.06.2009 Nürburg, Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany
07.06.2009 Nuremberg, Rock Im Park Festival, Germany
10.06.2009 Crans-près-Céligny, Caribana Festival, Switzerland
12.06.2009 Donington, Download Festival, UK
14.06.2009 Munich, Zenith, Germany **
15.06.2009 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle, Germany**
16.06.2009 Berlin, Funkpark, Germany**
17.06.2009 Prague, Arena, Czech Republic**
20.06.2009 Zaragoza, Metal Way Festival, Spain
21.06.2009 Nicklesdorf, Nova Rock Festival, Austria
22.06.2009 Wettingen, Sportzentrum, Switzerland**
23.06.2009 Cologne, Palladium, Germany**
26.06.2009 Milan, Idroscalo Festival, Italy
27.06.2009 Dessel, Graspop Festival, Belgium
28.06.2009 Amsterdam, Melkweg, Netherlands
**support for Mötley Crüe
More dates tba soon

The much anticipated new full-length release “Sick” was recorded by Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the USA, Kings of Leon). The album will also be available in Europe as limited deluxe edition box set including a bonus DVD with 11 live tracks from last year’s Glasgow (UK) show and more bonus footage. A limited gatefold vinyl LP with the entire album on a bonus CD is also available. Both versions are strictly limited, so better hurry up to grab them!

Release dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY: Friday, March 27, 2009.
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 30, 2009.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, March 31, 2009.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

North Amercia: Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

Click here for new album widget including audio stream and album trailer: http://ecard.centurymedia.com/duffmckagan/

Also visit:
http://www.myspace.com/loaded
http://duff-loaded.com