Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Diamond Dave Hits the Road

What's Advanced Theory appreciator David Lee Roth up to these days? Livedail.com has the answer:

Flamboyant rocker David Lee Roth, who hasn't released an album of original material in seven years, continues to work the road nonetheless. The former Van Halen frontman has unveiled a handful of November tour dates that currently begin with a Nov. 11 performance in St. Petersburg, FL. Details appear below.

Fans of classic Van Halen will likely have plenty to feast their ears on at Roth's shows; in recent years, the singer's set list has consisted almost entirely of material from the six albums he released with the band between 1978 and 1984.

Roth's most recent album of original solo material is 1998's "DLR Band." A covers-heavy collection titled "Diamond Dave"--Roth's nickname--followed in 2003. The set includes Roth's renditions of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen," The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows," Jimi Hendrix's "If 6 Was 9," The Hombres' "Let It All Hang Out," The Steve Miller Band's "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma," and three Savoy Brown cuts: "You Got the Blues, Not Me," "Made Up My Mind" and "Stay While the Night Is Young."
I can't believe I still haven't heard his version of "Tomorrow Never Knows." It doesn't get much more Advanced than that.

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