HELLYEAH have confirmed a September 27th release date through Eleven Seven Music for their new full-length Welcome Home. The effort features the final recordings of late drummer Vinnie Paul. Pre-orders are available now via this link. A music video for the title track is scheduled to premiere this Friday, May 17th. The group previously released a music video for the song “333”, which is set to appear on the record.
This past weekend saw the band celebrate Paul’s life at a sold out event in Las Vegas. Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga sat behind the kit for the group’s set. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to The American Heart Association in honor of Vinnie Paul. May 11th was also designated Vinnie Paul Day by the Clark County Board Of Commissioners.
In addition to Mayorga performing with the band over the weekend, he has also been confirmed as the group’s new drummer. They issued the following statement on the matter:
“With the upcoming release of our latest album Welcome Home it has been heavy on our hearts and minds on what we do next…
While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly.
He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that. So with that being said, we want you all to welcome the incredible Roy Mayorga to the family.
We have a lengthy past with Roy, from being in bands together, from touring and a life long friendship with him. When Roy hits the stage he brings it 333%. Vinnie and Roy were great friends and we have had such great times on and off stage with Roy over the years. Welcome To The Family Roy. Let’s go!”
You can catch the band live this summer on a newly announced U.S. tour in support of the upcoming release.
7/23 – Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Theatre
7/24 – North Myrtle Beach, SC | House Of Blues
7/26 – Silver Spring, MD | The Fillmore
7/28 – Boston, MA | House Of Blues
7/30 – Stroudsburg, PA | Sherman Theater
7/31 – Cleveland, OH | House Of Blues
8/01 – Ashwaubenon, WI | Green Bay Distillery
8/03 – Denver, CO | Summit
8/04 – Sturgis, SD | Iron House Saloon
8/07 – Minneapolis, MN | Varsity Theater
8/08 – Chicago, IL | House Of Blues
8/10 – Detroit, MI | The Fillmore
8/11 – Grand Rapids, MI | 20 Monroe Live
8/13 – Wichita, KS | The Cotillion
8/14 – Oklahoma City, OK | Diamond Ballroom
8/16 – Houston, TX | House Of Blues
8/17 – Dallas, TX | House Of Blues