Nuge rocked the house this past weekend with a bombastic set in Midland, Texas, wrapping up his summer SHUTUP&JAM! Tour, named after his latest full-length album, SHUTUP&JAM! on Frontiers Records. Ted was in top form for the sold-out gig, benefiting the Show of Support Memorial for our troops.
“Show of Support was honored to have Ted and his band help us kick off our campaign to construct a memorial to honor those who have fought in this Global War on Terror and also to memorialize the four heroes we lost on 11-15-12,” stated show organizer Terry Johnson. “Ted brought a message of support for all who serve, and a call out to everyone in our sold out, packed audience to stand up for America.”
Throughout the summer, Ted’s 35-date SHUTUP&JAM! tour has garnered glowing reviews for live performances at venues across the country and on July 19 in Detroit, he performed his 6,500th gig.
Here are a few reviews about the tour and album:
“…[with] Shutup&Jam, Uncle Ted has delivered an appealing…modest record full of catchy guitar riffs…Combine…the overall high songwriting and performance quality on Shutup&Jam and guess what? Ted Nugent’s new album not only satisfies, it…leaves us wanting more!”
–Matthew Wilkening, ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM, July 7, 2014
“ShutUp&Jam!, his first set of new tunes in seven years, hits the vintage Gonzo mark with tightened songwriting (light on but not devoid of political screeds) and, of course, plenty of fleet-fingered guitar heroics…Nugent stretches out on the punky (yes, punky) ‘Never Stop Believing,’ while the relative brevity he demonstrates on the rest of the album serves him well.” –Gary Graff, THEOAKLANDPRESS.COM, July 7, 2014
“…it was a kick-ass collection of tracks that impressed me…You just get song after song of his intensive guitar playing and probably some of the best vocals that he has done on any album.” (4 ½ out of 5 album review)
— Rick Ecker, NEWNOISEMAGAZINE.COM, March 17, 2014
“The one and only Ted Nugent—shredder extraordinaire, multi-platinum-selling music legend, balls-to-the-wall performer—proved once again…that he is all those things and so much more, and that his stage show, musical skills and inimitable, irrepressible, outrageous style make him nothing less than a force of nature.”
–Lara Dean, FLASHWOUNDS.COM, July 23, 2014
“Together with his killer band made up of Derek St. Holmes (guitar/vocals), Greg Smith (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) Nugent infused the senses with an arsenal of material…channeling the same blues masters that inspired his own guitar prowess, while continuing to wave the flag for a love of God and country.”
–James Wood, EXAMINER.COM (Allentown, PA), June 29, 2014
SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. The album features an epic lead vocal duet between Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar for the lead single “She’s Gone,” which peaked at #2 on “Classic Rock” radio chart. “She’s Gone” premiered on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM (6/9), listen here. SHUTUP&JAM! is available on Amazon, iTunes and from the TedNugent.com Store. In the US, fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!–featuring the exclusive bonus track “Johnny B. Goode Forever”–only at Best Buy.