While in the midst of the second leg of their national headlining More Balls, More Volume, More Strength Tour with Machine Head, Nonpoint and Bury Your Dead supporting, the explosive and uncompromising HELLYEAH--one of rock’s most successful new acts--is set to unveil the video for their newly released third single “Thank You,” a tribute to fallen heroes that’s driven by a marching beat, delicate arpeggios and an unforgettable chorus. “Thank You” is currently #35 and growing at rock radio and the group’s first two singles--“You Wouldn’t Know” and “Alcohaulin’ Ass”-- were Top 5.
The video contains personal photos of people the band has known, loved and wish to honor with a special song and video tribute. Included are never-before-seen photos of VINNIE PAUL’s brother Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott, a special thank you to lead singer CHAD GRAY’s late grandmother Betty Rau and a tribute to soldiers the band has known who have lost their lives during the conflict in Iraq.
“It’s a very emotional track for anyone who’s been through a crazy loss,” CHAD said in a March 2007 feature in Revolver. “Dime was brutally murdered. I watched my grandmother, who was this thriving, full-of-life soul, get whittled down to nothing because of cancer. I just felt we owed a big thank you to all of them.” “It was very powerful,” says VINNIE of the first time he heard the completed song. “It made me think of how much my brother had done for me, and how much we had done together, and how much I miss him and how important it is for me and everyone to know we love him and appreciate him.”
The new “Thank You” video will be seen on Fuse TV’s “Talking Metal” on February 22 at Midnight Eastern Time. The video will also be available for viewing online via: Akoo Video, AOL, Clear Channel, GoTV, Helio, ing.com, iTunes, medianet, MobiTV, MTV, musicbox, MySpace, Neurotic Media Video, Sony Music Box, Yahoo.com, YouTube and ZVue.
HELLYEAH is also reaching out to fans and enlisting their help to become involved with the “Thank You” song and video via these online promotions.
GreenDimes.com: Say “Thank You” To The Environment: Post a GreenDimes registration widget on HELLYEAH’s web spaces in conjunction with the “Thank You” video to let friends know that GreenDimes can give them an opportunity to save the environment. For more info: www.greendimes.com.
Sodahead.com: Poll Series: Every week, a new interactive poll is posted on HELLYEAH’S web spaces asking questions about the tour and about the new “Thank You” video. For more info: www.sodahead.com.
HELLYEAH--featuring Pantera and Damageplan double-kick maestro, drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from Mudvayne), along with guitarist Tom Maxwell (from Nothingface) and bassist Bob Zilla (from Damageplan)--is a band that truly puts their fans first. In addition to involving fans in their new video, HELLYEAH allowed fans to name their tour and also called upon them to route their tour to cities throughout the U.S.
In other news, HELLYEAH recently released their BELOW THE BELT DVD (Epic Records) which offers fans an inside look at the band’s life on the road with clips dating back to the day the band was formed. BELOW THE BELT debuted at #21 and features footage from multiple live performances and music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members.
The in-progress HELLYEAH tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
w/ Machine Head, Nonpoint, Bury Your Dead
Fri 2/8 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room
*Sat 2/9 Traverse City, MI Streeters
*Sun 2/10 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Tue 2/12 Green Bay, WI Riverside Ballroom
Wed 2/13 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center- South Hall
Fri 2/15 Davenport, IA Sports Dome
Sat 2/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
Sun 2/17 Urbana, IL Canopy Club (18+)
Tue 2/19 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Wed 2/20 Sioux Falls, ID Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Fri 2/22 Spokane, WA The Big Easy
Sat 2/23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun 2/24 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Tue 2/26 Anaheim, CA The Grove
*Wed 2/27 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
*Fri 2/29 Lubbock, TX Pavilion
*Sat 3/1 Victoria, TX Riverside Convention Center
*Sun 3/2 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
*denotes dates without Machine Head