KISS and Motley Crue kick off ‘The Tour’ on July 20th in Bristow, Virginia and they have chose an opener for the shows. UK rockers The Treatment have just been chosen to support all the shows. Nikki Sixx said about the band: “I am very happy for them. We played them nine months ago on Sixx Sense and fans really loved what they are about. Give them a warm welcome.”
These guys kick ass! They have a great, straight ahead, no bullshit rock vibe! I’m excited for them to get this kind of exposure in the U.S. and look forward to hearing and seeing a lot more from them!
Here’s a band description on their facebook page:
At a time when so much rock music is defined according to a specific genre or sub-genre, it’s refreshing for a new band to come along who are both happy and proud to be called simply ‘rock’… and when that band are just 18 years old, then the project becomes very exciting indeed: classic sounds filtered through young hearts an’ minds.
A five-strong outfit based in the Cambridge area of the UK, The Treatment are indeed tender in years, but you’d never guess that from the quality of their song-writing or the confident swagger of their live show. It’s only really the exuberance and in-built energy of their playing that gives the game away, adding a fresh-faced twist to some deeply classic grooves.
Combining the drive of early Def Leppard with the song-writing ability of prime UFO and Thin Lizzy, the whole thing underpinned by the sort of low-slung riffing redolent of early Aerosmith or G n’ R, The Treatment are unashamedly inspired by an era when rock bands looked like rock bands and were generally intent on causing a stir (both onstage and off); an era when the lifestyle was important, when music was everything and when vinyl was king.
Here’s the official band bio:
“The Treatment were formed in 2008, when founder member drummer Dhani Mansworth was still at school in Cambridge . Although only 15 at the time he already had a clear vision of the kind of band he wanted to form. Having grown up on a diet of ACDC, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith he began to put the band together under the watchful eye of his father guitarist and manager Laurie Mansworth (More, Airrace, Roadstar).
Having had little success with local musicians he decided to go further afield. First to join the line up was 18 year old Ben Brookland from Tadley, he shared the same passion for classic bands as Dhani. Ben’s unique guitar style suited the bill perfectly. Soon after came bass player Rick Newman (aka Swoggle) also 15. Rick’s enthusiasm and solid bass sound fitted perfectly. Rick suggested that the band audition Tagore Grey his school friend and guitarist from Petersfield. Rick’s recommendation was spot on as Tag’s guitar style was exactly what they had been looking for. The boys passion for the band was proved when they all packed bags and moved to Cambridge were they shared a home with The Mansworths so they could focus completely on the band and rehearse on a daily basis.
After a 6 month search they found the final piece of the jigsaw. Matt Jones a 17 year old wonder kid hailing from Norwich. His high energy rock vocals was exactly what the guys were looking for. Matt moved to Cambridge within 1 week of joining the band and after locking themselves away to refine their sound, they emerged one year later, they were ready to showcase.
This needs to get some airplay in the U.S.!
The Treatment recently were touring with Steel Panther on their ‘Balls Out over Europe’ tour. Check out these video of the band’s voyage across Europe. These guys seem really cool, humble and ready to rock! Nice rendition of Sweet Child O’ Mine’! and the Hamburg footage kicks ass! I can only image the fun these guys are going to have on tour with KISS and Motley Crue! Look out!
Here’s performance footage from Paris in 2011:
KISS/Motley Crue/The Treatment ‘The Tour’ Dates
20 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
21 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
22 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
24 – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
25 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
28 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
3 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
4 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
7 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
8 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
10 – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
11 – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV
12 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
14 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
16 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, MA
18 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
19 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, CT
24 – Rock Jam Grand – Junction, CO
26 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
29 – Minnesota State Fair – Minneapolis, MN
31 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
1 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
2 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
4 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
7 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
8 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, MI
11 – Allegan County Fair – Allegan, MI
12 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
13 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Lake, NY
16 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
18 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
19 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
21 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
22 – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
23 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT