Before even releasing their self-titled debut on June, new rock supergroup Chickenfoot have already sold out all nine road-test concerts in the U.S. they had planned for May. The quartet – which features former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Mike Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani – posted on their official site, “Beyond our expectations, the public on-sales for the nine road-test shows sold out all tickets in record time. The band was blown away by your response and can’t wait to take the show on the road!”
Also on the Chickenfoot site, the band has posted a introductory video, with Chad Smith poking fun at his resemblance to actor Will Ferrell by calling himself “Ricky Bobby” and making a couple of Talladega Nights jokes. We also learn Mike Anthony has both a really awesome kitchen and a shy parrot and that Joe Satriani feels more comfortable communicating with a Satriani puppet. Finally, the band has also posted three new tracks from their upcoming album, including their first single “Oh Yeah”.
“We spent a lot of time together in the recording studio working long hours to make Chickenfoot live up to expectations,” Satriani recently said. “We really feel like we’ve mastered it and recorded a great album but now we’re especially excited to take the show on the road and see how the fans react to it live. I think we are really going to feed off of the fan’s energy. We’re really that type of band.”