Thomas Pridgen joins The SixxiS for their European tour with Spock’s Beard!

With the release of their sensational album ‘Hollow Shrine‘ and a European tour with prog legends Spock’s Beard just around the corner, The SixxiS are excited to announce that former The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen will be behind the kit on all dates. Thomas is a well respected and well travelled drummer, with stints in Suicidal Tendencies, The Mars Volta, Trash Talk and Gales, Pinnock, Pridgen (to name a few) under his belt.

TheSixxiSThe SixxiS from Atlanta, GA (USA) are a rising force in the current rock scene. In 2013 they released their self-entitled EP produced by Grammy award winning producer, Malcolm Springer,(Fear Factory, Collective Soul etc…) and on September 12th they release their amazing new album ‘Hollow Shrine’ with Dave Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel,  Muse, Mudvayne, Stone Sour, Placebo, The Smashing Pumpkins etc) at the helm!

The SixxiS toured extensively both in Europe and the US, being the support for amazing bands such as the legendary Wishbone Ash, and one of the biggest power trios around, The Winery Dogs (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen). The band gained a massive amount of both press and support from the unsuspecting crowd that was blown away by seeing them for the first time. In 2014, the SixxiS were also invited by Mike Portnoy to join the Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise. The band has a huge number of gigs under their belts, including shows with Adrian Belew Power Trio, Winger, and Buckcherry,

The band possess a very unique sound and has the skills to deliver in a live environment. The music presents a variety of different rock influences coated in a powerful, heavy and emotional shell of sound. Reminiscent of  Kings X, Rush, Muse, Soundgarden, System of a Down and Alice in Chains. All members of the band are professional musicians with degrees in their respective instruments. Vladdy (lead singer) also has a violin performance degree, and guitarist Cameron Allen recently won the internationally acclaimed Bend-Note Guitar Competition in Paris, France.

The SixxiS Hollow ShrineMembers of The SixxiS have individually performed with acts including: Mariah Carey, Jesse McReynolds, Vince Gill, Jennifer Nettles, Ledisi, Divinity Roxx, Ashton Jones (American Idol), Jennifer Holiday, Angie Stone.

The initial tour dates in support of ‘Hollow Shrine’ include a three week tour of Europe (including two UK dates) supporting prog rock giants Spock’s Beard, with plenty more dates to follow!

Catch The Sixxis on tour with Spock’s Beard!
September 17th – The Musician, Leicester
September 18th –  The Dome, London


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