Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

White Wizzard

White Wizzard

Wed, August 29, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

White Wizzard
White Wizzard
White Wizzard was formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007, as Jon Leon's response to the "angsty" and "screamo" metal that dominated the heavy metal scene at the time:
"I saw so many old school metalheads at these summer festivals, but what else is out there? Who else can they look forward to seeing after they leave the show that can really give them the same thrill? They're all still here, but there's nothing in today's scene that moves them anymore - nothing that inspires them. I think we can change that."
In late 2007, White Wizzard recorded their self-titled EP, which would be released in mid-2008. They also filmed a music video for the EP's opening track "High Speed GTO", which won the award for Best Music Video in the 2008 Action On Film Festival. Although the band was doing relatively well, artistic tensions within the group led to Leon firing all members of the band, who went on to form a similarly styled band, Holy Grail.
During mid-2008, Leon was contacted by Earache Records and asked to put the song "High Speed GTO" on Earache's compilation album Heavy Metal Killers. Motivated by this opportunity, Leon doubled his search efforts and eventually formed the second line-up of White Wizzard.
The band toured North America with Korpiklaani, Týr, and Swashbuckle in January 2010. The North American tour was followed by a short UK tour with Edguy in March 2010, which began at Hammerfest II. White Wizzard had their live debut with their third line-up featuring Michael Gremio and Lewis Stephens at the famous Download Festival in June of that same year, opening the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday.
In March 2010, White Wizzard was nominated for Best New Artist in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2010.
On 5 October 2010, Earache Records released their new single, Shooting Star, on YouTube.
Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/