Roadcase Royale, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson‘s new band with former Prince backing singer Liv Warfield, will release its debut album, First Things First, on September 22.
As previously reported, Roadcase Royale also includes two other Heart alums — keyboardist Chris Joyner and drummer Ben Smith — as well as guitarist Ryan Waters, a one-time Prince protegee.
“Roadcase Royale is a band I’ve always wanted to be in,” says Wilson. “We all write and create songs as a unit. It’s an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound.”
Nancy adds, “I’m amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That’s why our first album is called First Things First.”
You can check out official videos for two songs from the forthcoming album, “Get Loud” and “Not Giving Up,” on Roadcase Royale’s official YouTube channel.
In support of First Things First, the band has lined up their first series of headlining shows, running from a September 10 concert in New York City through an October 15 gig in Oklahoma City. These performances will take place on off nights during the group’s recently announced stint as the opening act for Bob Seger‘s 2017 Runaway Train Tour.
Here are all of Road case Royale’s confirmed tour dates; all shows opening for Seger unless otherwise noted:
9/10 — New York, NY, The Gramercy Theatre*
9/12 — Rochester, NY, Blue Cross Arena
9/14 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/16 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
9/19 — Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
9/21 — Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
9/23 — Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24 — Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theater*
9/28 — Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/30 — Columbus, OH, Nationwide Areana
10/1 — Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theatre*
10/4 — Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre*
10/5 — Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/7 — Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
10/8 — Nashville, TN, City Winery*
10/10 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/12 — St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/14 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/15 — Oklahoma City, OK, Tower Theatre*
10/19 — The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/21 — Frisco, TX, The Ford Center at The Star
10/24 — Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
10/26 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
10/28 — Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
* = headlining date.