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| 3 October 2015 | Reply

October 2, 2015 – In 2013, three of rock music’s preeminent musicians—Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan—joined forces to release their self-titled, self-produced debut album. Two years later, the trio known as THE WINERY DOGS is back with their second album, proving the immense critical acclaim, Top Ten chart positions and numerous sold-out shows worldwide wasn’t a fluke.

HOT STREAK is THE WINERY DOGS’ appropriately titled, self-produced studio album, which came out today on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. It was preceded by the first single, “Oblivion,” which was released to radio August 25 and quickly made its way onto the Top 30 of the Billboard “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart.  A double vinyl edition of the new album is also in the works and is due out November 13.

As of October 1, HOT STREAK was sitting at #7 on iTunes’ Pre-Order Rock Albums chart, as well as many of Amazon’s top pre-order lists, including:

#1         Amazon BestSellers – Hard Rock

#5         Amazon BestSellers – Rock

#9         Amazon BestSellers – Pop

#9         Amazon BestSellers – All Music

#1         Amazon Pre-Orders – Hard Rock Albums

#2         Amazon Pre-Orders By Price ($9.99)

#3         Amazon Pre-Orders – Rock Albums

#5         Amazon Pre-Orders – Pop Albums

#6         Amazon Pre-Orders – CD / All Music

#6         Amazon Customer Top 20 Picks

Last week, Eddie Trunk—who was instrumental in introducing Kotzen to Portnoy and Sheehan in 2012 when the band was first forming—premiered two songs, “Captain Love” and “Hot Streak,” on his weekly “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” SiriusXM radio show. “THE WINERY DOGS have taken the incredible precedent for songs and performance set on their debut to the next level with HOT STREAK,” Trunk says. “More brilliant stuff from what is easily my favorite new band.”

Various interview video clips with THE WINERY DOGS have premiered recently on, and

After playing over 100 shows worldwide in support of their self-titled debut album, THE WINERY DOGS are eager to head back out on the road to get behind HOT STREAK. Their first round of U.S. headlining tour dates will kick off October 3 in Ridgefield, CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Shows around the globe are already being planned for 2016.

HOT STREAK shows the powerfully pedigreed trio’s initial burst of collective chemistry was no accident, from the strum and headbang of “Captain Love” to the propulsive uplifting vibe of “The Bridge” to the introspective acoustic harmonic convergence of “Fire.” If these three Dogs thought they captured lightning in a supper dish the first time around, HOT STREAK barks ups the aural ante into exciting new territory.

Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following tour stops:

10/3          Ridgefield, CT               Ridgefield Playhouse

10/4          Jim Thorpe, PA             Penn’s Peak

10/5          Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater

10/8          Glenside, PA                 Keswick Theater

10/9          Sayreville, NJ                Starland Ballroom

10/10        New York, NY               Best Buy Theater

10/12        Atlanta, GA                   Variety Playhouse

10/14        Jacksonville, FL                        Ponte Verde Concert Hall

10/15        Tampa, FL                    State Theater

10/16        Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Culture Room

10/17        Orlando, FL                   The Plaza Live

10/20        Nashville, TN                 Wildhorse Saloon

10/22        Houston, TX                  Pub Fountains

10/23        Ardmore, OK                 Heritage Hall

10/24        Dallas, TX                     The Gas Monkey

10/27        Milwaukee, WI               Potowatami Casino

10/28        Milwaukee, WI               Potowatami Casino

10/29        St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theater

10/31        Denver, CO                   Marquis Theater

11/2          San Jose, CA                Rock Bar

11/3          Anaheim, CA                 House of Blues

11/5          Agoura Hills, CA            Canyon Club

11/6          Beverly Hills, CA           Saban Theater

11/7          Las Vegas, NV              Vamp’d

11/8          San Diego, CA              House of Blues

About Loud & Proud Records: Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation; multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf; Grammy® Award winning multi-platinum band Blues Traveler; Grammy® award winning musician, actor and author Rick Springfield; rock supergroup The Winery Dogs; renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident; multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk; Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers; critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Labels under Lipsky’s direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for releases by such renowned artists as Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.

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