After playing 100 shows in 2021, BUCKCHERRY kicks off 2022 with a co-headlining run with country rap rock band THE LACS.
The 15-date trek starts January 7 in Kyle, Texas. BUCKCHERRY will perform an additional eight shows headlining. CORE will support on all shows.
Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday and VIP packages can be purchased at Buckcherry.com.
BUCKCHERRY is working on tour plans for the remainder of 2022 and these will be announced at a future date.
BUCKCHERRY + THE LACS tour dates:
Jan. 07 - Kyle, TX - The Railhouse Bar
Jan. 08 - Houston, TX - Rise Rooftop
Jan. 09 - Texarkana, AR - Crossties
Jan. 11 - Dallas, TX - Tree's
Jan. 12 - Oklahoma, OK - Diamond Ballroom*
Jan. 14 - Fayetteville, AR - JJ's Live
Jan. 15 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Live
Jan. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Jan. 18 - Columbus, OH - King of Clubs
Jan. 19 - Warren, OH - Packard Music Hall
Jan. 21 - Corbin, KY - Corbin Arena
Jan. 22 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak
Jan. 23 - Hopewell, VA - Beacon
Jan. 25 - Leesburg, VA - Tally HO*
Jan. 27 - Wilmington, DE - The Queen
Jan. 28 - Pikeville, KY - Appalachian Wireless Arena
Jan. 29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live
Jan. 31 - Knoxville, TN - Cotton Eyed Joe's*
Feb. 01 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City*
Feb. 02 - Destin, FL - Club LA*
Feb. 04 - Ft. Lauderdale , FL - Culture Room*
Feb. 05 - Ft. Myers, FL - The Ranch*
Feb. 06 - St. Petersburg, FL - Fergs*
* BUCKCHERRY + CORE only
BUCKCHERRY is continuing to support its latest album, "Hellbound", which came out in June via Round Hill Records. The follow-up to 2019's "Warpaint" was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others.
BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd told "The Roman Show" about "Hellbound": "Whenever there's a lot of adversity, this band really writes its best records, I have to say. 'Hellbound', our new record, it's gotta be the best BC record, and I'm not saying that just 'cause [it's new]. It's really amazing. We worked really hard on it. We just channeled all that energy into writing songs. Yeah, we wrote a lot of songs. We wrote about almost 30 songs for a 10-song record. So it just goes to show you how thorough we were, and it really paid off."
As for what will happen to the remaining 20 or so songs that didn't make the cut this time around, Todd said: "I think some of 'em are good enough to make a record — maybe two or three. Sometimes songs, they never get to that point where they're good enough to be on a record. That's why you've gotta write a lot of them. We don't wanna put out just filler. That's really important to us. So that's why we write a lot of songs."
Regarding how he and his bandmates go about deciding which songs to put on an album, Josh said: "You kind of know. The cream rises to the top. We create a little playlist — we'll have password-protected playlists while we're writing demos — and it only goes out to the band and our manager and our producer. And then we just continue to write and add songs and write and add songs. And before you know it, when it gets closer and we feel like we've exhausted the songwriting process, there's usually always eight songs that are undeniable, or seven, and then you've kind of gotta start really finetuning the last three or four. That's kind of how we do it. We know when we've got it.
"On BUCKCHERRY records, you wanna have a lot of dynamics — you don't wanna have just all rock songs; you don't wanna have all just super-fast-tempo songs; you don't wanna have all ballads; you don't wanna have all midtempo songs," he explained. "So when you're writing songs, sometimes you'll have five midtempo songs, and you only want one or two for the record. And then you'll have a few slow songs, and you only want one for the record. And then you'll have a bunch of rockers. Like I said, there'll be good ones and then there'll be mediocre songs; maybe it's a good chorus, but the rest of the song isn't good. Stuff like that. Sometimes you go back and rewrite stuff.
"We just were in a zone on this record," he added. "We co-wrote a lot of songs with Marti Frederkisen as well, the guy who produced the record. We'd written songs with him in the past. He's a really talented guy. And five of those songs made the record. So it just goes to show you how good that was. We wrote with him for a week. We wrote six songs in five days, and five of 'em made the record. And then we took five of the remaining 22 that [guitarist] Stevie [Dacanay, a.k.a. Stevie D.] and I had written prior to getting in a room with Marti. And there you have 'Hellbound', the record. And it's amazing."
In the summer of 2020, BUCKCHERRY recruited JETBOY's Billy Rowe as its new guitarist. He joined the group as the replacement for Kevin Roentgen, who left BUCKCHERRY in July of that year.
In 2019, BUCKCHERRY enlisted Francis Ruiz as its new drummer. He joined the group as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who exited BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on "Warpaint".