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Ted Nugent Brings Back Motor City Madness with His New Album SHUTUP&JAM!


And when Ted Nugent tells you to “Shut up and jam,” you SHUTUP & JAM!” 

L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith

L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith

Multi-platinum guitar icon Ted Nugent returns with a new full-length album SHUTUP&JAM!, due out Tuesday, July 8 on Frontiers Records. This release marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. Nugent leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar  brings his vocal power to the track “She’s Gone.”

SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon.

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“SHUTUP&JAM! 2014…the unstoppable firestorm of Ted Nugent, all American MotorCity, high energy R&B&R&R soulmusic erupts once again with what many gungho music lovers are raving to be the best songs and best music and highest energy rockout of my insanely wonderful musical American Dream,” Nugent roars. “Sammy Hagar sings his balls off on ‘She’s Gone’ and Derek St. Holmes proves once again that the MotorCity produces not just the greatest guitar grind masterlicks ever but one of the most powerful soul voices of all time on ‘Everything Matters!’ Unleashing early July 2014. Read ‘em & weep! SHUTUP&JAM! you know who I am, you know where I stand, so SHUTUP&JAM! I am!”

Ted and Sammy ~ The Motor City Madman and the Red Rocker...

Ted and Sammy ~ The Motor City Madman and the Red Rocker…

“When I first heard Ted’s demo of this song, I immediately responded with ‘I’m in,’” HAGAR shares of his involvement on “She’s Gone.” “Ted’s ripping the guitar like the days of old…very inspiring to sing to a track like that ~ old-school blues riff, hard edged rock ‘n roll on fire!!!”

ted3To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, Ted has announced that he’s packing up and hitting the road. On Saturday, June 7, he will join Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Volbeat and other rock titans at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. He’ll then prepare for his national headlining tour, kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX. Ticket info for all shows is available here.

Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist’s prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned young Ted the moniker of “Motor City Madman,” along with international acclaim.

The loincloth may be gone, but Ted rocks just as hard-n-crazy as ever...

The loincloth may be gone, but Ted rocks just as hard-n-crazy as ever…

Recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, Nugent’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).

“Uncle Ted” was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance ~ it’s a firebreathing celebration!


Ted in concert, photo by mbrown photography

Ted in concert, photo by mbrown photography

DATE                          CITY                                         VENUE

Sat           6/7           Norje (Sölvesborg), Sweden     Sweden Rock Festival

Thu          7/3           Wichita Falls, TX                       Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium

Fri            7/4           Santa Fe, NM                           CamelRock Casino

Sat           7/5           Oklahoma City, OK                   Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City

Sun          7/6           New Braunfels, TX                    River Road Ice House

Tue          7/8           Phoenix, AZ                              Celebrity Theatre

Wed         7/9           Ramona, CA                             Ramona Mainstage

Thu          7/10         Prescott Valley, AZ                   Tim’s Toyota Center

Fri            7/11         The Canyon Club                      Agoura Hills, CA

Sat           7/12         Las Vegas, NV                          Orleans Hotel & Casino

Mon         7/14         Anaheim, CA                            City National Grove of Anaheim

*Thu        7/17         Council Bluffs, IA                      Mid-America Center

Fri            7/18         Merrillville, IN                            Star Plaza Theatre

Sat           7/19         Detroit, MI                                 DTE Energy Music Theatre

Mon         7/21         Huntington, NY                         The Paramount

Tue          7/22         Montclair, NJ                             The Wellmont Theater

Wed         7/23         Jim Thorpe, PA                         Penn’s Peak

Thu          7/24         Columbus, OH                          Newport Music Hall

Fri            7/25         Morgantown, WV                      MountainFest at Mylan Park

Sat           7/26         Oshkosh, WI                             Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park

Sun          7/27         Medina, MN                              Medina Entertainment Center

Tue          7/29         Kansas City, MO                       Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Wed         7/30         Englewood, CO                        Gothic Theatre

Thu          7/31         Salt Lake City, UT                     The Depot

Fri            8/1           Sheridan, WY                           Trails End Concert Park

Sat           8/2           Tacoma, WA                             Emerald Queen Casino

Sun          8/3           Tacoma, WA                             Emerald Queen Casino

Wed         8/6           Sturgis, SD                               Full Throttle Saloon

Fri            8/8           Maumee, OH                            NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds

Sat           8/9           Oxford, OH                               Indian Creek Amphitheatre

Mon         8/11         North Myrtle Beach, SC            House of Blues

Tue          8/12         Lake Buena Vista, FL               House of Blues

Thu          8/14         Houston, TX                              House of Blues

Fri            8/15         Biloxi, MS                                  Hard Rock Live

Sat           8/16         Fort Worth, TX                          Billy Bob’s Texas

*denotes opening for Hank Williams Jr.


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