Dokken re-energized

It appears that hard rock band Dokken is going through a regeneration and have no plans to slow down. The latest announcement is that they are planning to begin writing music for a new studio album, with a tentative spring 2019 release. The disc will mark the band’s first collection of all-new material since 2012’s ‘Broken Bones’ effort.

Band leader Don Dokken was in conversation with radio station Z93 in Poughkeepsie, NY. In his conversation, he spoke about winding down the touring in order to work on new music: “We’ve got four shows on the West Coast and then we want to write a new record. We’re just gonna put a new record out for the spring for the next tour.” Dokken also said that in time the band will release “a couple of videos” to promote the new disc.

By music industry standards, ‘Broken Bones’ was a commercial failure. It’s lack of success gave the band a chance to reassess their place in the music world and where they wanted to go in the future.

Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown completed a short Japanese tour in October 2016, marking the first time in 21 years the band’s classic lineup had hit the road. The success of the tour went a long way to re-energizing both Dokken, the frontman, and Dokken the band.

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