Reunited: Dynamic duo Brad Whitford/Derek St. Holmes to rock the Tupelo July 1

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Catch Whitford/St. Holmes live at the Tupelo July 1.
Catch Whitford/St. Holmes live at the Tupelo July 1.

LONDONDERRY, NH – Veteran rockers Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, and Derek St. Holmes, vocalist and guitarist for Ted Nugent, have gotten the other band back together, bringing Whitford/St. Holmes to the Tupelo July 1 for a high energy live show in support of their new album, “Reunion.”

The first single, “Shapes,” is a classic rock song with a nod to one of their favorite bands, The Yardbirds. Joining the rock duo on the road will be bassist Chopper Anderson and keyboardist Buck Johnson, who both played on the “Reunion” album. Filling in on drums for all dates will be Brent Fitz (SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) replacing Troy Luccketta, who will be touring with Tesla at the same time.


⇒ Click here to preview “Shapes”


“We are very excited to have Brent join us on this run,” says Whitford. “Troy is so good, he is just not an easy guy to replace!” “We really needed a guy with the right feel.”

Reunited, and it sounds so good.
Brad Whitford, left, of Aerosmith, and Derek St. Holmes, right, of Ted Nugent band, have a new release: “Reunited,” and it sounds so good.

Adds St.Holmes, “Brent brings that with him along with the power that kicks these songs out like they were meant to be. We can’t wait to get out there with him.”

Whitford/St. Holmes are excited to reunite and reclaim the rock magic they first produced more than 30 years ago – it was 1981 when Whitford, who had left Aerosmith, first teamed up with St. Holmes to release their self-titled debut album. Tracks like “Sharpshooter” and “Whisky Woman” carried on the stadium rock n roll style that made them famous. The album received critical acclaim and they did a
successful round of tour dates before returning to their respective bands and shelving the duo.

Recently, while living in the same town on the outskirts of Nashville, the two got together and began writing a number of songs. Before they knew it, they had an album, assembled a band and recorded the self-produced, and appropriately titled, “Reunion.” Playing these songs live is going to be the icing on the cake for Whitford and St. Holmes, or as as St. Holmes says, “We want to share it with our friends, all those hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fans… Like our fans and good whiskey, we all seem to get better with age. These new cuts are bold, brassy and ballsy and we can’t wait to play them live.”

Tickets for Whitford/St. Holmes July 1 at the Tupelo Music Hall $55-65 and can be purchased here. To see the complete list of tour dates, click here.



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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!