Port Orchard, WA classic-rock preservationists, Stone Axe, have announced that the bands latest deluxe package is set for world-wide release for April 10th in North America (April 2nd in the UK)! Stone Axe II – Deluxe Edition is a 2-disc set that includes the stellar originally self-released 10 track epic album, plus a bonus disc containing 15 songs clocking in at over an hour of incredible classic rock music. All of the material found on the bonus disc was originally released on vinyl only projects and collaborations, some releases being out-of-print and no longer available to the mass market place . . . until now!
To support Stone Axe II – Deluxe Edition, this cream of the retro rockin’ resurgence crop is making their long anticipated return to the shores of the United Kingdom and northern Europe this April! Stone Axe are loading the road cases, fine tuning the live set, and packing fresh clothes for the 2012 edition of their European Tour with Stubb and Trippy Wicked, once again, performing in the support slots. Last year, Stone Axe went overseas to support the Expanded Edition of their first album and, in the process, turned heads and made a ton of new fans and friends.
The ten day tour will take these classic rock preservationists throughout England, Scotland, The Netherlands, and parts of Germany as they revisit some of the choice spots from the year before, and tackle new venues in search of new fans looking for a show with some substance. Of key note, Stone Axe will be performing two sets at the inaugural Desertfest held in London; one set being under the name Stone Free as the band performs a free set from the band’s greatest influence, Free!
STONE AXE on the road with STUBB & TRIPPY WICKED
April 5th Scrutty Murphy’s – Birmingham UK
April 6th Desertfest (2 sets) – London UK
April 7th The Old Hairdresser’s – Glasgow, Scotland
April 8th – TBA
April 9th The Star and Garter – Manchester UK
April 10th The Rambler – Eindhoven NL
April 11th Immerhin – Wurzburg DL
April 12th AJZ – Bielefeld DL
April 13th Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt DL
April 14th The Vortex – Siegen DL
Here’s what the press is saying:
“Stone Axe is an American analomy, maybe a treasure: resurrecting and revitalizing the best of classic Seventies rock in a modern context. They do it right and do it well. Fans should scoop this up, and newcomers, too. Recommended.” –Dangerdog
“This one helluva album, and with all the revived interest in 60’s – 80’s rock and metal going on at the moment this set will help mark out Stone Axe as one of the very best in their field. and long may they continue. Hell if you have already got this album its worth getting again for the bonus disc alone. 5/5” — The BCFM Sunday Rock Show