2016 is shaping up to be a banner year for the reigning Queen of Heavy Metal LITA FORD. Her long awaited and highly anticipated autobiography Living Like a Runaway will be released February 23rd via Dey Street Books. The book is currently listed as one of Amazon.com’s “Best Books of the Month” in humor and entertainment and can be pre-ordered HERE. In support of the book, LITA will be taking part in a cross-country book tour, including readings, Q&A sessions, Book Signings and more. Information on the regarding all the book tour events can be found below.
“I got the first copy of my book Living Like a Runaway yesterday. The anticipation of its release has got me on pins and needles. As I started writing this book, I said to my editor this book is a fight Peter, he said to me, the best books always are LITA. We looked at each other and smiled, with that vote of confidence I knew we would have a winner on our hands….from that point on it was onwards and upwards”, says FORD of her new book.
LITA FORD is set to release her latest album Time Capsule on SPV/Steamhammer on April 15, 2016. Thevery special and unusual recording turns back the clock to a time when honest, down-to-earth rock music was still handmade and recorded without digital tricks and contraptions. Time Capsule is a “throwback” record that boasts identifiable voices and brilliant players jamming without any planning or pressure. Some of the album`s highlights: Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).
Time Capsule contains ten songs plus an intro and will be available as a digipak as well as an LP version and download. It`s Ford`s gift to fans who love the ´80s, when thrilling vocal performances, raunchy riffs, and loud, growling guitars were as essential as oxygen. Time Capsule is available for pre-order HERE.
In support of Time Capsule, LITA FORD will take to the road with her all-star band for a string of headline dates and special shows in February in March. Following those dates, LITA will join up with Halestorm providing direct support on their North America tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.
LITA on the new album and tour:
“Time Capsule is some of the best work I’ve ever produced and written with some of the best of the best musicians and engineers of the 80’s, this package is only missing one thing… a tour!!! But now we have it! It is with great honor and respect that I will be providing direct support to Halestorm with up and comers Dorothy opening the shows. We can all rock out together as this will surely be a tour of the titans! So grab yourself the book and rock out to this buried treasure. Then get ready for this one of a kind tour!”
LITA FORD Live:
2/12: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
2/13: – TYLER, TX @ ROCK ‘N VALENTINES FESTIAL (W/ BRET MICHAELS AND WARRANT)
2/14: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
2/20: Enoch, AB @ River Cree Resort (With Vixen and Femme Fatale)
3/5: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre (With Ace Frehley)
3/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl (With Ace Frehley)
3/19: Toledo, OH @ Savage Arena (With Brett Michaels, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse, LA Guns and Trixter
LITA FORD W/Halestorm:
4/1: Reading, PA @ Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena
4/2: Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/5: Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/6: Lexington, KY @ Singletary Center
4/7: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
4/9: Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live
4/11: Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
4/12: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
4/13: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
4/15: Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center
4/16: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/19: Huntsville, AL @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
4/20: Spartanburg, SC @ Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
4/21: Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall Civic Center
4/24: Ladson, SC @ 98 Rock Fest