The Winery Dogs ‘HOT STREAK’ Out Today; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts October 3rd

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The Winery Dogs - Hot StreakIn 2013, three of rock music’s preeminent musicians—Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan—joined forces to release their self-titled, self-produced debut album. Two years later, the trio known as THE WINERY DOGS is back with their second album, proving the immense critical acclaim, Top Ten chart positions and numerous sold-out shows worldwide wasn’t a fluke.

HOT STREAK is THE WINERY DOGS’ appropriately titled, self-produced studio album, which came out today on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. It was preceded by the first single, “Oblivion,” which was released to radio August 25 and quickly made its way onto the Top 30 of the Billboard “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart.  A double vinyl edition of the new album is also in the works and is due out November 13.

As of October 1, HOT STREAK was sitting at #7 on iTunes’ Pre-Order Rock Albums chart, as well as many of Amazon’s top pre-order lists, including:

#1 Amazon BestSellers – Hard Rock
#5 Amazon BestSellers – Rock
#9 Amazon BestSellers – Pop
#9 Amazon BestSellers – All Music
#1 Amazon Pre-Orders – Hard Rock Albums
#2 Amazon Pre-Orders By Price ($9.99)
#3 Amazon Pre-Orders – Rock Albums
#5 Amazon Pre-Orders – Pop Albums
#6 Amazon Pre-Orders – CD / All Music
#6 Amazon Customer Top 20 Picks

Last week, Eddie Trunk—who was instrumental in introducing Kotzen to Portnoy and Sheehan in 2012 when the band was first forming—premiered two songs, “Captain Love” and “Hot Streak,” on his weekly “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” SiriusXM radio show. “THE WINERY DOGS have taken the incredible precedent for songs and performance set on their debut to the next level with HOT STREAK,” Trunk says. “More brilliant stuff from what is easily my favorite new band.” 

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After playing over 100 shows worldwide in support of their self-titled debut album, THE WINERY DOGS are eager to head back out on the road to get behind HOT STREAK. Their first round of U.S. headlining tour dates will kick off October 3 in Ridgefield, CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Shows around the globe are already being planned for 2016.

HOT STREAK shows the powerfully pedigreed trio’s initial burst of collective chemistry was no accident, from the strum and headbang of “Captain Love” to the propulsive uplifting vibe of “The Bridge” to the introspective acoustic harmonic convergence of “Fire.” If these three Dogs thought they captured lightning in a supper dish the first time around, HOT STREAK barks ups the aural ante into exciting new territory.

Here’s what the critics are already saying:

“Back with their second release HOT STREAK, supergroup THE WINERY DOGS are ready to prove that their initial success wasn’t a fluke. Featuring guitarist/singer Ritchie Kotzen, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist Billy Sheehan, the lineup is impeccable. Building on the strength of the songwriting on their debut, they step it up and showcase their amazing musicianship.”
–Dan Drago,,
October 1, 2015

HOT STREAK is the trio’s second album, and its loose, friendly feel shows that the trio doesn’t feel compelled to rely on instrumental pyrotechnics. The bluesy, soulful ‘Think it Over’ would appeal to those who admire the Allman Brothers, while ‘Captain Love’ shows that the band also has some hard rock energy to unleash, and the title track lets fly some of the technical proficiency that its members are known for.”
–Chris Steffen,,
September 29, 2015

“With the uncertainty of how their debut release would win over fans, THE WINERY DOGS have settled nicely into their role as one of rock’s newest bands saving the genre.”
–Jim Pasinski, Record-Journal (CT),
September 27, 2015

HOT STREAK picks up where their debut CD left off, but showcases the band coming into their own with straight ahead rockers like ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Captain Love,’ and ‘Devil You Know.”
–Robert Cavuoto,,
September 28, 2015

Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following tour stops:


Sat 10/3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Sun 10/4 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Mon 10/5 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
Thu 10/8 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
Fri 10/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 10/10 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Mon 10/12 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 10/14 Jacksonville, FL Ponte Verde Concert Hall
Thu 10/15 Tampa, FL State Theater
Fri 10/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Sat 10/17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Tue 10/20 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
Thu 10/22 Houston, TX Pub Fountains
Fri 10/23 Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall
Sat 10/24 Dallas, TX The Gas Monkey
Tue 10/27 Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Wed 10/28 Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
Thu 10/29 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
Sat 10/31 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Mon 11/2 San Jose, CA Rock Bar
Tue 11/3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Thu 11/5 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fri 11/6 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sat 11/7 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
Sun 11/8 San Diego, CA House of Blues

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