Thursday, September 08, 2011


Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act WHITE WIZZARD are preparing for the release of their new album, FLYING TIGERS, which hits stores in Europe on September 19th and in North America on November 15th.

The band's bassist and mainman JON LEON recently took some time to speak to Classic Rock magazine about the meaning behind FLYING TIGERS, a tribute to a legendary World War II fighter squadron.

JON LEON comments:

"When I wrote the music and lyrics for this song, it just seemed so visual that it lent itself to being the album title.  The Flying Tigers was the name given to the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, and they took on the Japanese, who had far superior aircraft, with incredible success.  Their kill to death ratio was amazing."

View the original article on Classic Rock's website at

Classic Rock are also offering a free download of a new WHITE WIZZARD track, "Starchild", which was recently featured as their "Track of the Day".  Get your free MP3 download now at

FLYING TIGERS features the core WHITE WIZZARD line-up of bassist, songwriter and founding member JON LEON, drummer GIOVANNI DURST and studio vocalist WYATT ANDERSON, who featured on the band's debut album, OVER THE TOP.  The album was once again recorded with producer RALPH PATLAN in Phoenix, Arizona.

FLYING TIGERS is available to pre-order now on CD, as well as limited edition coloured vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 - Purple
200 - Yellow
300 - Clear & White Mix
400 - Black

Pre-order the album now on CD and limited edition vinyl in Europe at or in North America at

FLYING TIGERS is due to be released on iTunes worldwide on September 19th and is available to pre-order now at

See WHITE WIZZARD live with touring vocalist MICHAEL GREMIO at the following shows:

Oct. 09 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Oct. 13 - Hampton, NH - Wally's
Oct. 14 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 18 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Oct. 19 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Osborne Village Inn
Oct. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Oct. 22 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Nightclub
Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct. 27 - Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go

View the tour flyer at

Get more WHITE WIZZARD news and info at:

Facebook -
MySpace -

London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

NYC office phone: +1(718)786 1707

No comments: