June 7, 2007

Buckcherry to Play Day 1 of Q101 Block Party

By Randy J. Klodz

Following a long-standing hiatus, hard-rock band Buckcherry makes its rocking return to Chicago as part of Day 1 of the Q101 Block Party at Charter One Pavilion on June 15 in support of hard-rock heavyweights Godsmack.

Buckcherry—which now includes Josh Todd (vocals), Stevie D. and Keith Nelson (guitars), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass) and Xavier Muriel (drums)—is on tour in support of its latest album “15.”

Rock fans first got a taste of Buckcherry in 1999 when hit songs like “For the Movies“ and “Lit Up” trampled radio waves like a torpedo.

On “15,” which hit stores in April of 2006, fans instantly gravitated toward the raunchy, yet hard-hitting “Crazy.” Buckcherry continues to churn out hard-hitting tracks with blues-driven grooves like “Broken Glass,” “Brooklyn,” “Next 2 You,” “Onset” and “So Far.”

Also, from “15,“ the acoustic ballad “Sorry” offers Buckcherry fans a--dare it be said--sensitive side to the band?

Charter One Pavilion is at 1300 S. Linn White Dr. in Chicago near historic Soldier Field. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $35 each with showtime slated for 6:30 p.m. Fellow hard-rock bands Taproot and Finger Eleven are also billed to perform. For more info on Buckcherry log on to www.buckcherry.com.

Buckcherry Photo: c/o 10th Street Entertainment