Hellyeah Unveil New Album Details, Announce Summer Tour & Formally Induct Roy Mayorga As New Drummer

Hellyeah has announced that their new album will be entitled Welcome Home and will be released on September 28th via Eleven Seven Music. The album was the last album the band ever recorded with the late great drummer Vinnie Paul who passed away last year. Preorders for the album is already up here.

Speaking of drummer, the band have formally inducted Roy Mayorga as the band’s new drummer. The band has posted the following statement regarding this announcement below:

With the upcoming release of our latest album “Welcome Home” it has been heavy on our hearts and minds on what we do next…
While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that. So with that being said, we want you all to welcome the incredible Roy Mayorga to the family. We have a lengthy past with Roy, from being in bands together, from touring and a life long friendship with him. When Roy hits the stage he brings it 333%. Vinnie and Roy were great friends and we have had such great times on and off stage with Roy over the years. Welcome To The Family Roy. Let’s go!.

Lastly, the band also unveiled their upcoming Summer tour. Entitled “Celebrating The Life Of Vinnie Paul,” you can check out the dates and venues of this trek below.

Bassist Kyle Sanders commented on the tour:

While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly.

He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that.

7/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
7/24 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
7/26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
7/28 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
7/30 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
7/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
8/1 – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
8/3 – Denver, CO @ Summit
8/4 – Sturgis, SD @ Iron House Saloon
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
8/8 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
8/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
8/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
8/13 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
8/14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
8/16 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

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