The Winery Dogs Resist Enforced Attitudes With “Mad World”

The Winery Dogs are kicking off the new year with more new music from their forthcoming third album titled III, set for release on February 3rd, 2023 on the band’s Three Dog Music label via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard. The album’s second song release, “Mad World,” is out now with a Vicente Cordero-directed video shot in Los Angeles last November.

III has been self-produced by the band, including Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and mixed by longtime band associate Jay Ruston and will also be arriving on vinyl in a few months.

Singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen comments on “Mad World”:

’Get on the bus, go do the exercise’ is the opening line of the song and it really sets the tone. The song is dealing with a certain attitude or way of thinking forced on individuals regardless of your own life experience or unique individuality. I remember a time where opposing opinions and viewpoints were more accepted. A good old healthy debate was a great thing back then. This song is really shining a light on how there may be certain consequences to pay if you don’t think a certain way. It’s also reflected in the lyric, ‘You’d better bite your tongue so you sound the same.’ It also offers a glimmer of hope in its chorus with the line ‘Turn from a scar into a pearl.’ So it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s always a chance to turn things around.

In addition to the new music, the trio is hitting the worldwide concert trail starting February 15, 2023 in Greensburg, PA at the Palace Theatre for their “202III World Tour.”

DATE               CITY                             VENUE

Wed 2/15          Greensburg, PA            Palace Theatre

Thu 2/16           Jim Thorpe, PA             Penn’s Peak

Fri 2/17             Glenside, PA                 Keswick Theatre

Sat 2/18            Patchogue, NY              Patchogue Theatre

Tue 2/21           New York, NY               Sony Hall

Wed 2/22          Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live!

Thu 2/23           Sayreville, NJ                Starland Ballroom

Sat 2/25            Ridgefield, CT               The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sun 2/26           Derry, NH                      Tupelo Music Hall

Wed 3/1            Columbus, OH               The King of Clubs

Thu 3/2             Cleveland, OH               The Agora Theatre

Fri 3/3               Wabash, IN                   Eagles Theatre

Sun 3/5             Green Bay, WI               Epic Event Center

Mon 3/6            Minneapolis, MN            Fine Line Music Café

Thu 3/9             Milwaukee, WI               Pabst Theater

Fri 3/10             St. Charles, IL               The Arcada Theatre

Sat 3/11            Westland, MI                 Token Lounge

Mon 3/13          Grand Rapids, MI          DeVos Performance Hall

Tues 3/14          Harrison, OH                 Blue Note

Fri 3/17             Dallas, TX                     Amplified

Sat 3/18            Cedar Park, TX             The Haute Spot

Sun 3/19           Houston, TX                  Warehouse Live Ballroom

Tue 3/21           New Orleans, LA           House of Blues

Wed 3/22          Birmingham, AL            Iron City

Fri 3/24             St. Petersburg, FL         Jannus Live

Sat 3/25            Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Culture Room

Sun 3/26           Orlando, FL                   The Plaza Live

Thu 3/30           Virginia Beach, VA        Elevation 27

Fri 3/31             Hopewell, VA                The Beacon Theatre

Sat 4/1              Leesburg, VA                Tally Ho Theater

Sun 4/2             Charlotte, NC                The Underground

Tue 4/4             Asheville, NC                Orange Peel

Wed 4/5            Knoxville, TN                 The Mill & Mine

Thu 4/6             Nashville, TN                 Brooklyn Bowl

Thu 4/27           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Vivo Rio (with Stone Temple Pilots)

Fri 4/28             Curitiba, Brazil               Tork n Roll (with Skid Row)

Sun 4/3             São Paulo, Brazil           Summer Breeze Festival 

Mon 6/12          Hamburg, Germany                   Markthalle

Tue 6/13           Zoetermeer, Netherlands            Boerderij

Thu 6/15           Dessel, Belgium                        Graspop Festival

Fri 6/16             Wolverhampton, England           KK’s Steelmill

Sat 6/17            Nottingham, England                 Rock City

Sun 6/18           London, England                       Shepherds Bush Empire

Tue 6/20           Cologne, Germany                     Kantine

Wed 6/21          Frankfurt, Germany                    Batschkapp

Thu 6/22           Milan, Italy                                Alcatrazz

Sun 6/25           Cartagena, Spain                      Rock Imperium Festival

Tue 6/27           La Rochelle, France                   Crossroads

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