Today, Canadian rock outlaws, The Wild!, share a new single titled Another Bottle, as a sample of fresh sounds you’ll hear as they rock stages worldwide this year. Earlier this week, the band debuted a brand-new video for the single,Best In The West.
“An accurate depiction of life on a road with a band built on reckless abandon,” says frontman and guitarist, Dylan Villain. “Thanks for the hangover, UK!”
The Wild! is hitting the road in 2018 harder than ever. The band will be headlining through Canada in April with THE LAZYS on a two-week trek aptly dubbed the Nothin’ But Another Bottle Canadian Tour 2018, before heading to The States.
The Wild! will then participate in this year’s WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE and CAROLINA REBELLION festivals. Lastly, The Wild! will head to Europe in June to support none other than ROSE TATTOO for a hefty set of dates before heading home for their next adventure. See below for a complete list of dates.
“NICE BOYS DON’T PLAY ROCK’N’ROLL… but we do!” says Villain. “We are absolutely honored to support The Tatts on the European leg of their Blood Brothers Tour. Our band would not exist if it weren’t for bands like Rose Tattoo. Straight up. We have the utmost respect for these guys and cannot wait to play some rock’n’roll for all of you this summer in Europe. See you on the road!”
The Wild! released Wild At Heart on last year via Entertainment One. Villain adds, “This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I’m proud as hell of it and I can’t wait for all of you to hear it. It’s everything I wanted it to be.” Purchase and stream the album here.
Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart is the follow-up to their debut EP, GxDxWxB, which stands for “God Damn Wild Boys,” that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart is their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).
On vocals/lead guitar, DYLAN VILLAIN embodies all the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain’s snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist, BOOZUS. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times.
Kickin’ ass & keeping time is drummer, REESE LIGHTNING. A beast with beats & everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out THE WILD!’s lineup is “THE KID” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Youngblood and zero fucks were given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.
“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says Villain. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”
April 5 – Grande Praire, BC – Better Than Fred’s *
April 6 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite *
April 7 – Calgary, AB – Marquee *
April 10 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill *
April 11 – Regina, SK – The Exchange *
April 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre *
April 14 – Brandon, MB – The 40 *
April 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Nashville’s *
April 18 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus *
April 19 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
April 20 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall *
April 21 – Arnprior, ON – John Street Pub *
April 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
June 5 – Hamburg (Altdtadt), Germany – Markthalle >
June 7 – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club >
June 8 – Hamburg (Altdtadt), Germany – Markthalle – SOLD OUT >
June 9 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal – SOLD OUT>
June 10 – Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
June 12 – Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad-Sohm
June 13 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 14 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
June 15 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
June 16 – Alkmaar, Netherlands – Victorie
June 17 – Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
June 19 – Neuruppin, Germany – Kulturhaus
June 20 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Culturhaus
July 20 – Kelowna, BC – Okanagan Tattoo & Brew Fest
November 10 – Caernarforn, UK – Hard Rock Hell
* with the Lazys
> with Rose Tattoo