The Winery Dogs share new single “Mad World” from upcoming new album ‘III’

The Winery Dogs share new single “Mad World” from upcoming new album ‘III’

Following a seven-year break from the studio, THE WINERY DOGS are back in full force with their aptly named third album III, which is set for release on February 3, 2023 on the band’s Three Dog Music label (via Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following in the footsteps of their first two albums, III was once again self-produced by The Winery Dogs and mixed by longtime band associate Jay Ruston.

Following the release of the first single “Xanadu”. the album’s second song release, “Mad World,” can be seen and heard now.

“’Get on the bus, go do the exercise’ is the opening line of the song and it really sets the tone,” explains singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen. “The song is dealing with a certain attitude or way of thinking forced on individuals regardless of your own life experience or unique individuality. I remember a time where opposing opinions and viewpoints were more accepted. A good old healthy debate was a great thing back then. This song is really shining a light on how there may be certain consequences to pay if you don’t think a certain way. It’s also reflected in the lyric, ‘You’d better bite your tongue so you sound the same.’ It also offers a glimmer of hope in its chorus with the line ‘Turn from a scar into a pearl.’ So it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s always a chance to turn things around.”

Here’s the complete track listing for III:
1. Xanadu
2. Mad World
3. Breakthrough
4. Rise
5. Stars
6. The Vengeance
7. Pharaoh
8. Gaslight
9. Lorelei
10. The Red Wine


In addition to the new music, fans will also be excited to hear that the trio is hitting the worldwide concert trail starting February 15 in Greensburg, PA at the Palace Theatre for their “202III World Tour.” Ticket and VIP package info can be found on the band’s official website.

The 1st Paw of THE WINERY DOGS 202III World Tour will cover most of the US (with more cities to be announced in the coming weeks/months) as well as 3 shows in Brazil.
Feb 15th – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theater
Feb 16th – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Feb 17th – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Feb 18th – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theater
Feb 21st – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Feb 22nd – Baltimore, MD – Ram Heads Live
Feb 23rd – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb 25th – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb 26th – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
March 1st – Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
March 2nd – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
March 5th – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
March 6th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
March 9th – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
March 10th – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
March 11th – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
March 13th – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
March 14th – Harrison, OH – Blue Note
March 17th – Dallas, TX – Amplified
March 18th – Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
March 19th – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
March 21st – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
March 22nd – Birmingham AL – Iron City
March 24th – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
March 25th – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 26th – Orlando, FL – The Plaza
March 30th – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
March 31st – Hopewell VA – Hopewell Theater
April 1st – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
April 2nd – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
April 4th – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
April 5th – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
April 6th – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

Thu 4/27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Vivo Rio (with Stone Temple Pilots)
Fri 4/28 Curitiba, Brazil Tork n Roll (with Skid Row)
Sun 4/3 São Paulo, Brazil Summer Breeze Festival

Mon 6/12 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
Tue 6/13 Zoetermeer, Netherlands Boerderij
Thu 6/15 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
Fri 6/16 Wolverhampton, England KK’s Steelmill
Sat 6/17 Nottingham, England Rock City
Sun 6/18 London, England Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 6/20 Cologne, Germany Kantine
Wed 6/21 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
Thu 6/22 Milan, Italy Alcatrazz
Sun 6/25 Cartagena, Spain Rock Imperium Festival
Tue 6/27 La Rochelle, France Crossroads

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