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THE WINERY DOGS (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen) released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in North America on Loud & Proud Records today as two very special editions.

THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION is comprised of two-CDs. Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour, including “Criminal,” a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics. UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013 is also available as a stand-alone digital album.

DOG TREATS: THE WINERY DOGS DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION, a limited edition release, is being sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the SPECIAL EDITION collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a “studio diary” written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere. Portnoy recently gave fans a glimpse inside the packaging of the DOG TREATS on Revolver magazine’s website (see video below).

The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats - Deluxe Special Edition
The Winery Dogs - Special Edition
Unleashed In Japan

After THE WINERY DOGS was originally released on July 23, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, it debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27.

The rave reviews poured in once it was released:

“…filled to the brim with hard-driving rock and roll…the overall effect is something like a proggier Grand Funk Railroad crossed with Soundgarden at their most accessible.” – Guitar World

“…a modern-rock melting pot of powerhouse hooks and plucking pyrotechnics, informed by ‘70s classic rock, ‘90s metal, R&B, and blues, and delivered through Kotzen’s nuanced vocals.” – Bass Player

“The Winery Dogs have chops galore and the maturity to rein in their mad skills with passionate execution. It’s an album melding blues-rock, soulful ballads, and contemporary hard rock with Kotzen bringing the soul in buckets. Highlights include, ‘Desire,’ ‘Elevate’ and ‘One More Time.’”
– Music Connection

“The self-titled debut Winery Dogs album is one of the most intriguing releases of the year. The all-star trio has delivered a blistering collection of soaring tunes.” – Loudwire.com

“Mike Portnoy is a lot of people’s favorite drummer, Billy Sheehan is a lot of people’s favorite bassist, and Richie Kotzen is a lot of people’s favorite guitarist. But as The Winery Dogs, they very well could be a lot of people’s favorite new band. Yes, their self-titled debut album is that kind of winner.” – Musicradar.com

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Unleashed In Japan 2013

The Winery Dogs - package contents

Wed 4/30 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Fri 5/2 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Sat 5/3 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theater
Sun 5/4 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Tue 5/6 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Wed 5/7 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
Fri 5/9 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sat 5/10 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Sun 5/11 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
Wed 5/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Thu 5/15 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Fri 5/16 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Sun 5/18 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
Tue 5/20 – Fort Smith, AR – Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden
Sat 5/24 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Tue 6/24 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thu 6/26 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
Fri 6/27 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
Sat 6/28 – Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
Mon 6/30 – San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s
Tue 7/1 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s at Jack’s London Square
Sat 7/26 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf

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Check out the Loudwire.com exclusive stream of The Winery DogsUnleashed In Japan 2013, a live album recorded in Japan in 2013 and featured on their Special Edition and Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition releases, which are out today, April 15th, 2014.

Head over to Loudwire to listen to the stream, and be sure to order the album here!

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The wait is finally over! The Winery Dogs Special Edition and Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition, are finally hitting the shelves. Out tomorrow, April 15th, 2014, grab a copy at your local record store or order online! In case you missed it, here is a recap of what both releases contain:

Special Edition 2-disc digipack including:

- The original The Winery Dogs debut album
- Unleashed in Japan 2013, a 10 song live recording, including the song “Criminal”, previously unavailable in the U.S. and some other gems.
- Expanded booklet with photos and lyrics

Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition

- The Special Edition 2-disc digipack featuring The Winery Dogs album + Unleashed in Japan 2013 – a 10 song live recording, including the song “Criminal”, previously unavailable in the U.S. and an expanded booklet with photos and lyrics.

- A CD of demos from 2012, The Winery Pups
- A DVD of music videos and band interviews
- Mike Portnoy’s in-studio diary from the making of the record
- Custom Winery Dogs dog-tag with chain
- Custom Winery Dogs wine bottle topper
- Custom embroidered paw print logo patch

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The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats - Deluxe Special Edition
The Winery Dogs - Special Edition

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The video for the String Cheese Incident’s So Far From Home, premiered today exclusively at USA TODAY, and features the group’s recording process at work, as well as the song from the upcoming April 29th, 2014 release of their new album, Song In My Head.

Click here to read the article and see the new video “So Far From Home”!

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From USA Today:

“We rehearsed at a recording studio. … We tacked on four days of recording time to the end of the rehearsal and that’s when we recorded all the tracks, the basics for the album,” says Bill Nershi, who sings and plays guitar for the group. “We filmed everything and just thought that that kind of stuff is interesting for people to see how it comes together.” Going to a String Cheese concert is “like going to a three-day festival,” Nershi says. “You get a lot of different kinds of music. Each show is very different from the one before.” The String Cheese Incident’s Song In My Head, out April 29, will be the group’s first studio album in nine years.

The band had been together for close to 15 years when the members decided to split in 2007 to go their separate ways, ultimately reuniting two years later.

“Things felt a lot fresher, personal relationships were a lot better, we were a lot more willing to not push each other’s buttons — after 15 years together you know exactly how to push each other’s buttons,” he says. Nershi adds, “We realized that it’s better to let a lot of stuff slide and not dig into each other too much and just enjoy it. We’ve been enjoying the music a lot more since.”

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Revolver Magazine has premiered the exclusive first look inside The Winery Dogs upcoming album, The Winery Dogs – Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition, due in stores April 15th! See the exclusive video of Mike Portnoy describing the release and showing you what you’ll get! Click here or the image to view!

Mike Portnoy shows you what's in the box

The Winery Dogs, featuring Mike Portnoy, Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan, are releasing two albums, The Winery Dogs – Special Edition, and the above mentioned, Dog Treats album. Both releases feature the standard The Winery Dogs album, and a 2nd live album titled Unleashed In Japan 2013, a live album featuring 10 songs, including “Criminal”, a track previously unavailable in the USA. Also included: a 16 page booklet of live photos and lyrics. For hardcore fans, Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition, will come in a box resembling a box of dog treats, include a collection of music, a DVD of music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a Mike Portnoy penned studio diary, and unique merchandise that you can’t get anywhere else.

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The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats - Deluxe Special Edition
The Winery Dogs - Special Edition

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