VOLBEAT SIGNS WITH POWERFUL U.S. MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Volbeat has signed a new management deal with Q Prime, the legendary New York-based music management firm that has guided the careers of acts like Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard, the Black Keys, Muse and many more. Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen said in a statement, “We are truly excited to join forces with Q Prime as our management team for the Americas. We’re honored to be amongst such great bands as Muse and Metallica and to be able to work with such a great organization.”
Volbeat got its first big break in the U.S. as openers for Metallica and drummer Jon Larsen explains what his band learned from them: “I guess just soaking up the vibe of how everything works on a Metallica tour. Everything was so professional that we couldn’t believe it, and how calm those guys are. I remember clearly watching James (Hetfield, Metallica frontman) walking down one of the halls in the arena one day — he said hi to everybody, and he knew them by name and he knew exactly what they were doing. That’s definitely something that you can pick up and say, ‘OK, that’s the way to do it.”
Poulsen added, “We can’t wait to be back on North American soil to see our American and Canadian fans in April.”
Q Prime co-founder Peter Mensch said, “Anytime you see a band (in Lubbock, Texas no less) who can play Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring Of Fire’ and their own ‘Hangman’s Body Count’ in the same set is worth managing. We are looking forward to plunging into the wildly imaginative world of Volbeat.”
Volbeat will return to North America this spring for one more five-week run in support of last year’s Outlaw Ladies And Shady Ladies album, beginning on April 24th in Denver. Support will come from Anthrax and Crobot.
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S., alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles.
The album featured the Number One singles “The Hangman’s Body Count” and “Lola Montez,” as well as the Top 10 tracks “Dead But Rising” and “Doc Holliday.”