Janet Gardner of Vixen to tour UK this May
After recently making a full recovery from surgery to remove blood clots in her brain, a condition known as a subdural hematoma health scare, Janet Gardner has announced a UK tour at the end of May, kicking off in Edinburgh on 23rd. Janet, the frontlady of Vixen, tells us: "It's always an honour to take the stage in the stomping grounds of so many legendary bands. We can't get across the pond fast enough!" Tour dates are: 23rd May: Edinburgh, Bannermans 24th May: Nottingham, Rock City Basement 26th May: Manchester, The Factory 27th May: Bridgwater, Cobblestones 28th May: London, Underworld Here's the official videos for 'Candle' and 'Rat Hole':
Janet's powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits 'Edge Of A Broken Heart' and 'Cryin'', as the band opened for Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss and Bon Jovi.Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James, whose credits include Staind, Collective Soul and Tyketto, Janet has ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin have penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades.
The full-length self-titled debut was relreased on August 18th 2017, worldwide via Pavement Entertainment in conjunction with Pavement's cohorts, Eternal Sound Records for Europe.Vixen's all-female line up, matched with their undeniable musicianship and Gardner's unique and powerful vocal style, propelled the band quickly to Gold Album status and earned them critically acclaimed success that is still celebrated to this day. Vixen, along with their predecessors, helped pave the way for the current wave and success of female-fronted acts such as Halestorm, The Amorettes and many others.