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Travis Schinke and the Red Light Saints start a tour with Faster Pussycat Sunday.
Fox Valley band Red Light Saints is embarking on a nationwide tour with ’80s glam rockers Faster Pussycat. The 27-date tour begins Sunday in North Platte, Nebraska and ends December 1 in Tucson, Arizona.
The tour stops at Luna Lounge in downtown Appleton on October 24 with both bands, while on October 26, Red Light Saints perform a solo show at JJ Maloney’s in Kaukauna. The two-band tour then continues the following day at Moore’s Pub in Canton, Illinois.
“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Travis Schinke, lead singer of Red Light Saints. “I think being on the road with a band who has been doing their thing since the ’80s will be very beneficial. I think we have a lot to learn and industry veterans more than likely know best.”
Red Light Saints will also be recording their new album with producer Brian Virtue while on tour. The album is scheduled for an early 2014 release.
“Brian has produced, mixed, and engineered some of our favorite artists (such as) Chevelle, Deftones, Audioslave, 30 Seconds to Mars, Nonpoint, Taylor Swift, Puddle of Mudd and KISS to name a few,” Schinke said.
“He even engineered on a Faster Pussycat album early on in his career, so when Brian reached out to us and said, ‘Hey man, lets do an album,’ we said, ‘Yes.’ … We have put a lot of work into the writing of this album.”
Fans can get updates from Red Light Saints throughout their tour via the band’s Facebook (facebook.com/rlsaints) and Twitter (twitter.com/rlsaints) pages. Free downloads of Red Light Saints songs are also available at redlightsaints.us