Smith/Kotzen (Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden + Richie Kotzen) Announce First U.S. Tour for January 2022

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Two titans of hard rock history converged before the COVID-19 pandemic to forge a new musical partnership, and Smith/Kotzen was born — combining the talents of guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden and Richie Kotzen (of his prolific solo career as well as stints with Poison and Mr. Big).

Early next year, the power duo will embark on its debut U.S. tour, as announced on Monday in commemoration of the project’s first album, which was released in late March., and the Better Days EP, a four-song collection that was released on Nov. 26 for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.

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The handful of West Coast shows lay out like this:

Jan 15 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA

Jan 20 The Whisky A Go-Go Los Angeles, CA

Jan 22 Count’s Vamp’d Las Vegas, NV

Jan 23 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA

Jan 26 Goldfield Trading Post Roseville, CA

Jan 27 The Siren Morro Bay, CA

Said Adrian Smith: “It’s always been our intention to take these songs on the road and give them a good kicking about. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to set up this tour around a very hectic 2022 schedule and we both can’t wait to finally get out there and play live.”

And Richie Kotzen: “We’re excited that we can take Smith/Kotzen to the next level and bring our music to the stage. We’re still figuring out which musicians we’ll be bringing with us to deliver the songs in the way we’ve always envisaged to give fans a dynamic live experience. We’re really looking forward to this tour and we’re planning to have a lot of fun!”

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