Drink it in! The Winery Dogs are on their way back for 2023. The all-star trio of Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy have gotten their ducks in a row for the new year, starting with a brand new album in early February followed by a U.S. tour a few weeks later.
After back-to-back albums, The Winery Dogs members took a break to focus on other projects, but over the past year they’ve found their way back together to work on new music. The band’s third album carries the simple moniker, III, and the 10-track set is on target for a Feb. 3 release through the group’s own Three Dog Music Label. The band self-produced the album with mixing help from longtime associate Jay Ruston.
Fans will have to wait just a little while longer for new music as “Xanadu,” the album’s lead single, will arrive on Dec. 9, the same day that pre-orders will begin. Fans can also looking for a vinyl edition release as well, with info coming soon.
Speaking about the forthcoming single, Portnoy simply states, “Coming out of the gates, that’s a barnburner. It’s one of the fiercest tracks on the album.” How fierce you may ask? Portnoy drops his drum sticks right as the song concludes. “At the end there, you’re hearing me toss my sticks — not in frustration, but very much in satisfaction of what we had just done,” he clarifies with a laugh.
That should definitely whet your appetite for the tour to follow. Fans will be able to catch The Winery Dogs on tour again, starting with a Feb. 15 kickoff in Greensburg, Pa. at the Palace Theatre. U.S. dates will continue into early April, with the band also booking a trio of late April dates in Brazil as well. See all the stops below, and get ticketing and VIP info via their website.
Check out the new album artwork, track listing and the band’s 2023 tour itinerary all listed below.
The Winery Dogs, III Artwork + Track Listing
2. “Mad World”
6. “The Vengeance”
10. “The Red Wine”
The Winery Dogs 2023 Tour Dates
Feb. 15 – Greensburg, Pa. @ Palace Theatre
Feb. 16 – Jim Thorpe, Pa. @ Penn’s PeakF
Feb. 17 – Glenside, Pa. @ The Keswick Theatre
Feb. 18 – Patchogue, N.Y. @ Patchogue Theatre
Feb. 21 – New York, N.Y. @ Sony Hall
Feb. 22 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live!
Feb. 23 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
Feb. 25 – Ridgefield, Ct. @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb. 26 – Derry, N.H. @ Tupelo Music Hall
March 1 – Columbus, Ohio @ King of Clubs
March 2 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
March 5 – Green Bay, Wis. @ Epic Event Center
March 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Café
March 9 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater
March 10 – St. Charles, Ill. @ The Arcada Theatre
March 11 – Westland, Mich. @ The Token Lounge
March 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ DeVos Hall
March 14 – Harrison, Ohio @ Blue Note
March 17 – Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live
March 18 – Cedar Park, Texas @ The Haute Spot
March 19 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
March 21 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
March 22 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
March 24 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
March 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room
March 26 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
March 30 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Elevation 27
March 31 – Hopewell, Va. @ Hopewell Theatre
April 1 – Leesburg, Va. @ Tally Ho Theatre
April 2 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
April 4 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
April 5 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
April 6 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 27 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Vivo Rio (with Stone Temple Pilots)
April 28 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Tork n Roll (with Skid Row)
April 30 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Summer Breeze Festival