Roy Mayorga live

The Stone Sour and Ministry drummer joins the run that features Bush and Candlebox

Roy Mayorga performing with Stone Sour [The Rock Revival]

Drummer Roy Mayorga is hitting the road this summer with Alice In Chains’ guitarist Jerry Cantrell. Starting on July 26 at Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon, Mayorga will play drums in Cantrell’s solo band for the entire run. The trek, which also features Bush and Candlebox wraps up on September 15 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Very special guests for the trek will be Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and Candlebox.

Mayorga says, “Super excited to announce that I’ll be hitting the road this summer with Jerry Cantrell supporting Bush for their Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour, which means I’ll be taking break from Ministry for a while, but I shall return at some point. Look forward to rocking out with you all this summer.”

Tickets for the tour are on sale now. In order to make attendance possible for fans of every budget, a limited amount of tickets in participating markets were on sale as low as $19.94 (before taxes and fees), a nod to the 1994 release of Bush’s debut album, Sixteen Stone. Check out the full itinerary HERE.

Roy Mayorga has been behind the kit for Stone Sour since 2006. In 2019, he played drums on three tracks on Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton’s acclaimed solo album. Recently, he has been touring with Ministry after contributing to their last two studio efforts. In 2022, Roy recorded drums for the Melvins’ new album, Tarantula Heart, which came out back in April.

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell released his acclaimed third solo album Brighten back in 2021 through Double J Records. He mounted a tour in support of the record last year across the United States. The trek saw Cantrell perform several solo hits, as well as a few Alice In Chains classics and covers. Revisit our review and live photos HERE.

Jerry Cantrell [Credit: Matt Bishop]
Jerry Cantrell [The Rock Revival]

Last September, Bush have revealed a brand new song “Nowhere to Go but Everywhere.” The song is part of their best-of collection, Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994-2023. It was produced by frontman Gavin Rossdale along with Corey Britz.

“I’m really grateful that I get the chance to make music after all of this time,” Rossdale says. “The privilege is not lost on me. I’m still in the octagon, and I think that’s healthy because I’m good at fighting.”

The Loaded collection arrived on November 10 through Round Hill Records. It includes iconic hits from each of the band’s nine studio albums, as well as “Mouth” (The Stingray Mix) from the 1997 remix album Deconstructed and a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” that saw a very limited release back in 2012.

Other chart-topping hits included in the collection include the GRAMMY®-nominated “Swallowed” (from 1996’s Razorblade Suitcase), “The Chemicals Between Us” (from 1999’s The Science of Things), “The Sound Of Winter” (from 2011’s The Sea of Memories) and, from the band’s 2022 album The Art of Survival, “More Than Machines,” BUSH’s seventh single to top the Active Rock Radio chart. “Bullet Holes,” which figured prominently in the box office smash John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, is one of three songs pulled from 2020’s The Kingdom.

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of Bush’s six-times platinum debut album, Sixteen Stone, so it’s only fitting that Loaded explodes with five tracks from the seminal album: their debut single, “Everything Zen,” “Little Things,” “Machinehead” and the group’s first No. 1 singles – “Comedown” and “Glycerine,” which topped BillboardsAlternative Airplay chart in 1995. 

Candlebox released their eighth and final studio album, The Long Goodbye, last August through Pavement Music.

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