Dave Bickler

Tue
12
Mar

DAVE BICKLER Returns With Solo Debut, ‘Darklight’

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The voice on one of the most instantly recognizable and celebrated rock anthems of all-time is back with his first-ever solo album - with the arrival of former Survivor singer Dave Bickler’s ‘Darklight.’
 
Released on March 15, 2019 via Deko Music, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound - and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).
 
The album’s lead-off single is the track “Hope,” which will be released digitally on March 8, and can be ordered via this link:
 
 
Starting his musical career as lead singer of the 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (best known for the Billboard Top 100 Song, “Summer Sun”) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago, Dave was the lead singer of Survivor from 1978-1984 and 1993-1999, and co-lead singer 2013-2014.
 
And his crowning career achievement was singing on the track “Eye of the Tiger” - the theme song for the hit film ‘Rocky III,’ which topped the Billboard charts for six weeks and won a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.' From 1999-2009, Dave served as the singing voice behind the most award winning radio campaign in advertising history ('Real Men of Genius'), for Bud Light beer.
 
‘Darklight’ will be issued on both CD and vinyl, with the vinyl version being available in both standard (black) and limited (gray swirl) editions, and if ordered online via http://www.merchbucket.com/category/DEKOMUSIC-DAVEBICK.html, it will include a bonus track. Dave will be launching a European solo tour in March, with further Euro/US dates and festival shows throughout the year.
 
And if the album is pre-ordered now via http://www.merchbucket.com/product/DAVEBICK-MEGABUNDLE.html, a limited edition bundle of only 100 will include the following:
 
One (1) Dave Bickler - "Darklight" CD
One (1) Dave Bickler - "Darklight" (AUTOGRAPHED) LTD Edition Gray Marble Vinyl
One (1) *Exclusive digital download of the song "Day and Night" (delivered at time of shipping) - not included on the "Darklight" album
One (1) Dave Bickler - "Darklight" Shirt
 
‘DARKLIGHT’ TRACKLIST:
 
  1. Hope
  2. Kaleidoscope
  3. Fear Of The Dark
  4. Magic
  5. The Gift
  6. Always You
  7. Time
  8. Sea Of Green
  9. Lights
  10. Angel Heart
  11. The Sky Is Falling
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.davebickler.com
 
 
Fri
11
Jan

Original SURVIVOR Vocalist DAVE BICKLER Confirms UK Dates

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Original SURVIVOR vocalist DAVE BICKLER has confirmed a short run of UK dates in March. The voice of the worldwide hit 'Eye Of The Tiger' will play LONDON The Garage 11, BRISTOL Thekla 12, NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms 13, PRESTATYN HRH AOR 14.
Tickets on sale now at https://tinyurl.com/yaelkzpl
 
CHROME MOLLY have been announced as Special Guests for all shows except Prestatyn.
 
In 2018 Dave Bickler released his long anticipated solo album ‘Darklight’ on all digital platforms.The album has been a labour of love and his main focus for many years. Its release was accompanied by a simple statement which said “Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"
 
As the original singer in the band Survivor, Dave Bickler had his biggest hit with the double platinum 1982 hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’, the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III. The song, which topped the US, British and Australian charts, became an international hit, selling millions of copies around the world.The song won Bickler and the band a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal’, was voted ‘Best New Song’ by the People's Choice Awards and received an Academy Award nomination.In subsequent years the song continues to be an influence, featuring in a variety of spheres including sporting events, electronic games such as Guitar Hero, and numerous ‘Best of’ charts.
 
The album ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ which produced a further US Top 20 hit single with ‘American Heartbeat’ was certified platinum in the USA.
 
Dave Bickler served three stints with Survivor from 1978–1983,1993–1999 and 2013-2014. In 2013 Bickler rejoined the band with Jimi Jamison, touring regularly until Jamisons' untimely death in 2014. Dave Bickler appeared on four albums – ‘Survivor’ ,’Premonition’, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ and ‘Caught In The Game’.
 
From 1999-2009 Dave Bickler was the singing voice behind the hugely successful 'Real Men of Genius' Bud Light radio and TV commercials. It became the most “award-winning” radio campaign in advertising history!
 
DAVE BICKLER (Original SURVIVOR vocalist) plus special guests Chrome Molly
 
UK - MARCH 2019 
11 LONDON, The Garage
12 BRISTOL, Thekla
13 NOTTINGAM, Rescue Rooms
14 PRESTATYN, HRH AOR*
 * Dave Bickler only 
 
 
Thu
27
Sep

DAVE BICKLER Debuts New 'Darklight' Solo Album

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Former Survivor vocalist DAVE BICKLER has launched his long worked on solo album 'Darklight' onto all digital platforms as of today. The album has been a labor of love for the much loved vocalist. I'm told a CD and LP release will follow, but with no ETA as yet.
 
Dave's simple statement reads: "My new album "Darklight" is being released at MIDNIGHT! Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"
 
Available on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Instagram/Facebook, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, and Shazam!
 

 
 
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