Seven years after reforming, Buckcherry continue to shrug off their hiatus and bury any doubts. As authentic an LA rock band as you're ever likely to hear, the comparative instability of their first era (1995 to 2002) has now been consigned to history with an astonishingly solid resurgence since reforming in 2005.
Founder members Josh Todd and Keith Nelson remain the band's axis and, along with 2005 recruits Stevie D, Jimmy Ashhurst and Xavier Muriel, have overseen Buckcherry's most successful period. The last two LPs, 2008's Black Butterfly and 2010's All Night Long, both made the main Billboard Top Ten in the US and the upper echelons of the Canadian countdown. The new album, Confessions, is scheduled for issue in around a fortnight and is likely to do at least as well. And you can see the new material live and loud here in the UK.
The tour kicks off at Nottingham's Rock City on 20th November, followed by shows in Birmingham, Norwich, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Southsea, before the final date announced so far at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on 6th December 2012. In the middle of the run, Buckcherry break off to play Hard Rock Hell VI in Pwllheli, Wales, on Sunday 2nd December.
We will have tickets for the headline tour dates available on Friday 31st August from either 9am or 10am, dependent on venue. Prices start at around £15. Three-day passes (Friday to Sunday) for Hard Rock Hell VI are available now, priced £130.