Bay Area Metal legends VICIOUS RUMORS introduce new vocalist Nick Courtney for the Digital Dictator Back

Vicious Rumors are proud to introduce Nick Courtney on lead vocals for the upcoming 46 date "Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary-Tour" of America and Canada from Aug 31 to Oct 20. Due to the massive size of the US Tour the band will bring the Digital Dictator Tour to Europe in April 2019 where one show is confirmed already: 13.04.2019 DE - Mannheim - Delta Metal Meeting (

Nick brings power, style and dedication back to the band as well as bringing the "Digital Dictator" album to life on tour! Geoff Thorpe says "Nick has a real kick ass approach! We're ready to tear it up on tour with his powerful and melodic voice." At 30 years old, Nick comes from Vancouver, Washington bringing a new fire and energy to the Vicious Rumors camp. Nick was a American Idol contestant who stood his ground singing Priest and Maiden at his audition… one of the very few metal singers to ever make the second round on the show! Former singer Brian Allen recommended Nick to the band as schedule and direction conflicts led to his departure. Enter Nick Courtney... the band is ready to hit the road on the world stage.

The special edition DVD is now titled "40th Anniversary-Live in Germany" and has a also new cover. The DVD of last year's crushing show at the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany will be available directly from the band starting Aug 31st at the first show of the tour in Santa Rosa, CA at the Rock Star University House of Rock. The DVD will be available only at the shows and online through the VICIOUS RUMORS social media sites. 

The tour is presented by Metal Thunder Entertainment in the U.S. and Canada and here is the complete list with all the dates:

8/31 Santa Rosa, CA, Rock Star University House of Rock
9/1    Redding, CA, The Dip
9/2    Bend, OR, Domino Room
9/3    Spokane, WA, The Pin
9/4    Portland, OR, Dante's 
9/5    Seattle, WA, Club Sir Rocks
9/6    Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theater
9/7    Lewiston, ID, Third Wheel
9/8    Columbia Falls, MT, Silver Bullet Bar
9/9    Calgary, AB, Blind Beggars Pub 
9/10  Edmonton, AN, Rendezvous Pub
9/11  Regina, SK, Cloud 9 Live
9/12  Winnipeg, MB, Park Theater 
9/13  Moorhead, MN, The Garage Bar
9/14  Sioux Falls, SD, Bigs Bar
9/15  Minneapolis MN, Lee's Liquor Lounge
9/16  Madison WI, The Anexx at the Red Zone
9/18  Kansas City,  MO, Riot Room
9/19  Des Moines, IA, Gas Lamp
9/20  Dubuque, IA, The Lift
9/21  Chicago IL, Reggie's 
9/22  Akron, OH, Empire Concert Club
9/23  Wilmington DE, Bar XIII
9/24  Chesapeake, VA, The Riffhouse
9/25  Charlotte , NC, The Milestone
9/26  Atlanta,  GA, Masquerade 
9/28  Tulsa, OK, The Vanguard 
9/29  Wichita, KS, The Elbow Room
9/30  Lakewood, CO, Silver Music Hall
10/1  Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Hall
10/2  Idaho Falls, ID, The Gem
10/3  Boise, ID, The Shredder
10/5  Sacramento, CA, Holy Diver
10/6  Ventura, CA, Frost and Fire Festival
10/7  Mesa, AZ, Red Club
10/8  Tucson,  AZ, House of Bards
10/9  El Paso,  TX,  Rockhouse
10/10 Odessa, TX, Gabby Doo's
10/11 North Richland Hills,TX, The Hideout
10/12 Houston,  TX, White Oak Music Hall
10/13 San Antonio,  TX, Bonds Rock Bar
10/14 Austin , TX, Come And Take It Live
10/16 Albuquerque,  NM, Leo's Upstairs Bar
10/17 Flagstaff , AZ, The Orpheum Theatre 
10/19 Los Angeles,  CA, Warehouse Huntington Park
10/20 Pacifica, CA, Winters Tavern 

After crushing the world with the "Digital Dictator 30th Anniversary Tour", Vicious Rumors is full speed ahead on a new studio album! The band has just re-signed with SPV/Steamhammer for two more studio albums. Geoff Thorpe says: "We're so excited to continue with the incredible team at SPV/Steamhammer. We're honored to move forward and be part of the great family and history!" Olly Hahn (Head of SPV/Steamhammer) says: "Geoff and the band are real fighters and legends when it comes to US Metal. Looking forward to a new crushing metal album… the ball is rolling again"!  Vicious Rumors is already in pre-production on the new material… the new album will hit the stores in summer 2019!