Preview: The Winery Dogs

by Adam Aiken

Supergroup The Winery Dogs will be paying a visit to Norwich at the weekend.

Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen will be playing Epic Studios on Sunday, October 8.

The trio – whose CVs include bands such as Dream Theater, Mr Big, Poison and Sons Of Apollo – have put out three albums since they first got together in 2012, with III being released earlier this year.

They went back to their “day jobs” after their second album, Hot Streak, but a stint back on the road in 2019 proved to be the spark that got The Winery Dogs going again.

“Getting back together like that was really refreshing,” said Sheehan.

“We could relax a bit and enjoy being together onstage, playing without any pressure. It was a beautiful thing.”

Portnoy added: “That was a fun little tour that reignited our enthusiasm – and that’s also when we knew a third album was definitely on the cards.”

Support at the show will come from Scarlet Rebels.

Click here for tickets.

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