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Hellyeah have announced a new album and tour, the first since the death of their drummer Vinnie Paul.

The album is called Welcome Home and will be out Sept. 27 with the title track dropping May 17.

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The band has previously announced they were working on a new album prior to the drummer’s death at age 54. The record will feature his final recordings with the band. 

The album was announced after the band made her emotional live debut since the death of Paul in Las Vegas over the weekend. The show was in tribute to Paul’s life. At the event, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Kats presented the band with an official proclamation from the Clark County Board of Commissioners declaring May 11 as “Vinnie Paul Day.” The Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga played with Hellyeah at the show, and will continue to perform with the band on the road.

“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,” bassist Kyle Sanders said. “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.”

The band made the big announcement on Instagram in a series of three posts. You can check those out below.

 

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Also, they’re headed on tour this summer. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time here. For each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to benefit the American Heart Association. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Dates

07/23 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
07/24 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07/25 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
07/27 – Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
07/28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
07/30– Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
07/31 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

08/01 – Green Bay, WI – The Green Bay Distillery
08/03 – Denver, CO – Summit
08/04 – Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon
08/07 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
08/08 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/10 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
08/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
08/13 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
08/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
08/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/17 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Remembering Vinnie Paul

Paul died on June 22, 2018 at age 54. The legendary drummer died in his sleep at home in Las Vegas, according to a statement his family shared with TMZ.

Paul formed Pantera in 1981 with his late brother Dimebag Darrell. The group found success with frontman Phil Anselmo and went on to earn four Grammy nominations and chart nine albums on the Billboard 200.

After Pantera disbanded, Paul and his brother began Damageplan in 2003. Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage during their Columbus, Ohio show in December of 2004. From then to 2018, Paul was a member of heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah.

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