Tom KeiferIn 2013, TOM KEIFER released his highly-anticipated debut solo album, THE WAY LIFE GOES, to rave reviews and immediately kicked off a non-stop touring schedule. Flash forward to 2016.

Now, as a “thank you” to his fans who have supported him and the long-awaited solo project for the past few years by attending one packed show after another, KEIFER and his bandmates (Tony Higbee/guitars and vocals, Billy Mercer/bass and vocals, Paul Simmons, drums and vocals, Paul Taylor/keyboards and vocals, Savannah Keifer/vocals, percussion and piano, Kendra Chantelle/vocals and percussion) will being entering a Nashville studio later this month to record with four-time Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell (Elle King, Chris Stapleton, Jack White).

The new tracks will be featured as bonus material on an expanded, deluxe edition of KEIFER’s critically acclaimed 2013 solo debut album, THE WAY LIFE GOES.  Set for release later this year, the package will also include the original album that’s currently being remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum), a bonus DVD with video extras, a documentary about the creation of the bonus tracks, and exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions.

The as-yet-untitled deluxe set will be wrapped in an all new expanded art package designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song. Tom Keifer credits a framed collage designed by Calcano of images depicting life, members of his band and songs from THE WAY LIFE GOES that was given to him by his tour manager, Gene Aldridge, as the inspiration to release the deluxe edition.

“That one gift,” said KEIFER, “instantly made us think about all the incredible people, adventures and inspiration that had come into our lives over the last few years. The new deluxe edition is our way of celebrating the way life’s gone since the initial release. It’s been an amazing journey!”

The new package’s bonus track song titles, release date and some other very special surprises will be announced in the coming weeks.

In touring news, TOM KEIFER and his band has confirmed lots of new tour dates that will keep them on the road throughout the rest of the year. Check them out at any of the following stops:


Sat 4/2 Sunrise, FL Markham Park – Rockfest 80’s
Thu 4/7 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fr 4/8 Pasadena, CA The Rose
Sat 4/9 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Mon 4/11 Tempe, AZ Marquee
Sat 4/23 Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
Thu 4/28 Chester, PA The Block Entertainment Center/Harrah’s
Fri 4/29 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sat 4/30 Columbia, MD M3 Rock Festival
Thu 5/12 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
Fri 5/13 Houston, TX The Pub
Sat 5/14 Kinder, LA Coushatta Casino Resort
Sat 5/28 Herrin, IL HerrinFesta Italiana
Fri 6/3 Nashville, TN Farm Rock
Fri 6/10 Saginaw, MI FirstMerit Bank Event Park
Sat 6/11 Elgin, IL Arcada Park
Wed 6/15 Alameda, CA Alameda County Fair
Sat 6/18 Tucson, AZ Kino Sports Center
Fri 6/24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri 8/12 Three Forks, MT Rockin’ The Rivers Music Festival
Sat 8/20 Calgary, AB. Deerfoot Inn & Casino

* More dates to be announced.




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

Tags assigned to this article:

Related Articles

Death From Above 1979 will headline twenty-one US shows and two festivals

Death From Above 1979 will headline twenty-one US shows and two festivals


Baroness return to North America this spring, confirming their first national tour since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed

Liz Longley: Releases Collection of Intimate Portraits on Self-Titled Debut on March 17

Liz Longley, the self-titled fourth studio album from singer/songwriter and dual-instrumentalist by the same name, is set to drop March 17 on Sugar Hill Records. Longley will be Appearing May 6, 2015 at the Triple Door in Seattle as a part of her Cross-Country Album Release Tour.