Last in Line

The Majestic Ventura Theater Presents

Last in Line

Sat, February 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

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Last in Line
Last in Line
What started as a casual reunion jam in a Los Angeles rehearsal room in 2011 has grown into a fully-fledged project that has taken on a life of its own. Last In Line, the band, takes its name from the second Dio album released in 1984. Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were Ronnie Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums – these records have gone on to become part of rock history. During that first jam it was apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact – even after a 27 year hiatus.
The excitement generated by that rediscovery led to a second session, where this time they called in acclaimed vocalist Andrew Freeman. Hearing Andrew’s interpretations of the original Dio songs was a revelation and the inspiration to move forward as a band. Over the ensuing years a handful of local LA shows led to a handful of overseas shows in the U.K. and Japan, and eventually to an offer from Frontiers to record a new album of original material. During the course of 2014 the band wrote and recorded with longtime friend Jeff Pilson as producer. Jeff very much captured the organic crunch of the band and the very best in Andrew’s voice and delivery. Last In Line’s acclaimed debut album, “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, with the singles “Devil In Me” and “Starmaker” leading the charge.
The release was preceded by tragedy, when bassist Jimmy Bain passed away, another great musician taken from us far too soon. Bringing in renowned and long time friend bassist Phil Soussan and keyboardist Erik Norlander the band went on to tour the world playing festivals and packed houses everywhere. Playing the classic Dio tunes and a mix of tracks from “Heavy Crown” fans got to hear the classics and future classic songs.
2017-2018 brings Last in Line into the studio to record “Last in Line II” an even stronger mix of original songs, again produced by Jeff Pilson. We are currently securing dates for 2018-2019 in support of the upcoming release on Frontier Records through our agency, ARM Entertainment.
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.venturatheater.net