Guest, Phil Lanzon

Guest Name: 
Phil Lanzon
Guest Occupation: 
Keyboardist,singer,songwriter
Guest Biography: 

KEYBOARDIST

P H I L   L A N Z O N  of  U R I A H   H E E P

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Classic Rock Icons URIAH HEEP to Embark on

2019 North American Tour

As Special Guests to Judas Priest

 

URIAH HEEP debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock’s milestones, “Very 'eavy... Very 'umble” and have since sold in excess of 40 million albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans. The band’s live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day.

Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble, offered as a self-titled on American shores, but whatever the titling, historically massive in the invention of a music format that would rule the ‘70s and only intensify in the ‘80s.

Uriah Heep have been responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. It is for this reason Heep were coined the Beach Boys of Heavy Metal, and their influence is there for all to see in other bands including ‘Queen.’ They were also one of the forerunners of using the Hammond organ along with Micks signature wah wah guitar and this became the template for their sound.

Success has followed the forging of such an audacious formula. Across 25 studio albums, along with myriad live releases and compilations, Uriah Heep have managed to sell 40 million records worldwide, four million of those in the US. Impressive American numbers, but that leaves 36 million records to be sold in the rest of the world, underscoring the fact that Uriah Heep have become, through their relentless dedication to touring, a truly global band, with particular success in Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, Eastern Europe and Russia, where they were the first Western rock band to play live in Moscow in December 1987 to 180,000 people.

Through their success as Rock n’ Roll pioneers this enabled other bands to follow in their wake and Russia is now part of every bands touring schedule.

In celebration of the release of their 25th studio album, Living the Dream, classic rock icons URIAH HEEP will join fellow British rock icons JUDAS PRIEST on an extensive North American tour. Kicking off on May 3rd in Hollywood, FL, the trek will run through June 29th in Las Vegas. The current itinerary can be seen below.

URIAH HEEP is: Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals, Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals, Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals, Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals, Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals

 

Purchase the latest release from Uriah Heep entitled ‘Living the Dream’ at amazon.com

For More Info about Phil Lanzon and Uriah Heep Visit:

www.uriah-heep.com

www.facebook.com/uriahheepofficial/

 

JUDAS PRIEST

With Special Guests URIAH HEEP

2019 TOUR DATES

May 3rd: Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino

May 4th: Miramar, FL – Village Door Music Hall *

May 6th: Nashville, TN-Municipal Auditorium

May 8th: Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

May 9th: Kent, OH – Kent Stage *

May 10th: Kent, OH – Kent Stage *

May 11th: Kent, OH – Kent Stage *

May 12th: Washington, DC – Anthem

May 14th: Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater

May 15th: Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater

May 16th: Uncastville, CT – Mohegan Sun

May 18th: Albany, NY – The Palace

May 19th: Albany, NY – The Palace

May 20th: Sellersville, PA – ST94 *

May 22nd: Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

May 23rd: Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

May 25th: Chicago, IL – Rosemount

May 28th: Austin, TX – Moody Theater

May 29th: Austin, TX – Moody Theater

May 31st: Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

June 1st: Little Rock, AR – Riverfest Ampitheatre

June 3rd: St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre

June 4th: Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads *

June 5th: Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena

June 8th: Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre

June 10th: Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre

June 11th: Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place

June 13th: Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre

June 14th: Prince George, BC – CN Centre

June 16th: Kelowna, BC – Propera Place

June 17th: Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre

June 19th: Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Casino

June 21st: Seattle, WA – Showare Center

June 22nd: Portland, OR – Moda Center

June 24th: San Francisco, CA - Warfield

June 25th: San Francisco, CA - Warfield

June 27th: Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater

June 28th: Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena

June 29th – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

 

*Uriah Heep Only

Living the Dream by Uriah Heep released September 14, 2018