Lita Ford

11:11 Presents

Lita Ford

Dead Presleys, Not Your Boyfriend's Band

Sat, May 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Pub Station Ballroom

Billings, MT

$30.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

Lita Ford
Lita Ford
To LITA FORD, the title of her new solo album Living Like A Runaway has two deep and distinct meanings: The first refers to her first band The Runaways, which she was a member of between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough. The second reason is of a much more personal nature: “There have been days in my life when I ran away, when I was unhappy and had to get out of my previous life,” LITA confesses. “It‘s like walking through fire and being able to come through the other side unscathed.” She continues, “I wanted to write an album which gives people courage, inspires them and gives them new power, in other words the power of music. As it has done for me on difficult days, I want this music to help people to get through tough times, while remembering their happy times as well. It’s happened to me plenty of times: fans come up to me and tell me how my songs have helped them in difficult situations, in a way it is almost like a soundtrack to their lives.”

Living Like A Runaway will be released on SPV/Steamhammer June 18th 2012 (USA: June 19th; Germany: June 15th). The album will be available in five different formats: as a limited edition digipak featuring two bonus tracks and a poster, as a gatefold double LP, a jewel case version, an exclusive iTunes version including a bonus track, and for download.

LITA FORD has teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: “We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as ‘Devil In My Head,’ ‘Hate’, and ‘The Asylum’ which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before.

In addition to lead vocals, LITA and Hoey have arranged beautiful and melodic guitar harmonies rather than just rattling off a bunch of notes. Also contributing to the album is Nikki Sixx who wrote ́A Song to Slit Your Wrist By` which was taken by LITA and completely transformed into a nasty industrial style track with a real F You! attitude. On the track ́Bad Neighborhood` guitarist Doug Aldrich provided the riff, which LITA says, “is a high energy guitar riff that carries the song.” Elton John also gave his blessing to LITA to do a cover of his classic ́The Bitch is Back`, featuring special guests The Uptown Horns.

Unlike many albums today, Living Like a Runaway is an album that truly must be heard in its entirety from start to finish. “Listeners shouldn’t pick out individual tracks but listen to the full album,” says FORD. “It’s a fascinating musical journey, inspired by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. I had seen a documentary about Dark Side of the Moon and it really motivated me to focus on Living Like a Runaway as a whole journey rather just an individual song.

A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world of rock music, causing a stir with their six rebellious releases.

Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne ́Close Your Eyes Forever`, ́What Do You Know About Love`, ́Shot Of Poison`, ́Larger Than Life` and ́Kiss Me Deadly. With the release of Living Like a Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.
Dead Presleys
Dead Presleys
Dead Presleys are a rock n’ roll band both in music and spirit. Often times, “rock n’ roll” is a cop out for artists that don’t want to pigeonhole themselves in a genre, but Dead Presleys believe they are rock n’ roll through and through. They believe in big drums, ripping guitar solos, soulful vocals and driving bass. They believe slower songs can be rock n’ roll too. It’s all part of the musical and emotional rollercoaster you take the audience.

The music comes first. Always. “Our motto is simple,” says vocalist/guitarist Kerry Sherman, “serve the song. Whatever it takes to make the song great, whether that’s going simpler or more complex with arrangements. Whatever it takes. If you take care of the music first, the rest comes easy.” While they take the music seriously, they try to be loose with everything else. After all, it’s rock n’ roll.

With a style that’s been called “The Black Keys meets Kings of Leon meets Foo Fighters”, Dead Presleys are a versatile and energetic group of musicians that continue to grow and push boundaries.

Since releasing their debut album ‘Muses’ in 2017, Sherman, drummer Colton Gabel, lead guitarist Tyler Cook and bassist Zachary Reiter continue to play bigger shows on bigger stages, including opening for 90’s Alternative rock icons Gin Blossoms, The Runaway’s Lita Ford, a spot on 2018’s Magic City Blues Fest, headlining Butte, Montana’s Famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade, several headlining shows at Billings’ Pub Station Taproom and Concert Hall and slots on the main stage of Evel Knievel Days, Original Festival and Wild West Music Fest.

After taking a few months to catch their breath and enjoy a couple beers during Fall 2018, the boys are coming back to the Pub Station stage for their 3rd Annual Holiday Show in December. Ready to rock and roll.
Venue Information:
Pub Station Ballroom
2502 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT, 59101
http://www.thepubstation.com/