Richie Kotzen has premiered the official video for his hard driving new single ‘Cheap Shots’. The video was directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner Jeff Wolfe and, like the single, pulls no punches and delivers knockout hooks throughout. ‘Cheap Shots’ is part of his full-length solo album to be released later in the year.

“The video was directed by my good friend Jeff Wolfe who had a visual concept after hearing the song,” explains Kotzen. “In addition to being a talented director he is also an accomplished actor and stuntman, so he had the eye for bringing those boxing scenes together. Although the song isn’t about boxing per se,” Kotzen continues, “I thought it was a good visual to go along with the idea of someone constantly taking what we may call ‘cheap shots’ in order to bring you down.”

Watch the video for ‘Cheap Shots’, HERE.
Stream the new single, HERE.

Richie Kotzen will be touring the UK and Europe through June & July 2024. Ahead of his European tour he plays two warm up shows in Southern California this week. Kotzen has also today announced US tour dates for this autumn, kicking off in September. Full tour dates are below. Tickets and VIP packages now available at


  • MAY 17 The Canyon Montclair, Montclair, CA
  • MAY 18 The Canyon Agoura Hills, Agoura Hills, CA


  • JUN 4 Batschkapp, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
  • JUN 5 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • JUN 6 Rosenhof GmbH, Osnabrück, Germany
  • JUN 8 Sweden Rock Festival 2024, Sölvesborg, Sweden
  • JUN 9 Pumpehuset, København, Denmark
  • JUN 11 Victory Podium, Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • JUN 12 Turbinenhalle Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
  • JUN 13 Metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands
  • JUN 14 Le Forum, Vaureal, France
  • JUN 16 Sala Riviera, Madrid, Spain (SOLD OUT)
  • JUN 17 La Salamandra, Barcelona, Spain
  • JUN 20 Rock Imperium Festival 2024, Cartagena, Spain
  • JUN 22 Crossroad, Angoulins, France
  • JUN 24 Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • JUN 25 Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany
  • JUN 26 F-Haus, Jena, Germany
  • JUN 28 Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
  • JUN 29 Amphiteatre, Sokolov, Czechia
  • JUN 30 Charita Olomouc, Olomouc 9, Czechia
  • JUL 1 Collosseum Club, Košice I, Slovakia
  • JUL 4 Dürer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
  • JUL 5 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava I, Slovakia
  • JUL 6 Metal Park 2024, Romano D'ezzelino, Italy
  • JUL 7 Dynamo, Zürich, Switzerland
  • JUL 10 Limelight, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • JUL 11 Opium Live, Dublin 8, Ireland
  • JUL 13 Islington Assembly Hall, London, United Kingdom


  • SEP 13 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA
  • SEP 14 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood CA
  • SEP 19 Goldfield Trading Post (Roseville) Roseville CA
  • SEP 20 Tower Theatre Fresno CA
  • SEP 21 Count's Vamp'd Las Vegas NV
  • SEP 25 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs CO
  • SEP 26 HQ Live Denver Denver CO
  • SEP 27 Barnato Omaha NE
  • SEP 28 Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City MO
  • SEP 30 City Winery St. Louis St. Louis MO
  • OCT 2 The Blue Note Harrison OH
  • OCT 4 The Magic Bag Ferndale MI
  • OCT 5 The Arcada Theatre St. Charles IL
  • OCT 7 Jergels Warrendale PA
  • OCT 9 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
  • OCT 10 Iridium New York, NY
  • OCT 11 Iridium New York NY
  • OCT 12 Iridium New York NY
  • OCT 15 City Winery Boston Boston MA
  • OCT 17 Tupelo Music Hall Derry NH
  • OCT 20 The Suffolk Theater Riverhead NY
  • OCT 22 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis MD
  • OCT 23 Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
  • OCT 24 The Beacon Theatre Hopewell VA
  • OCT 25 Backseat Bar & Grill Winchester VA
  • OCT 29 City Winery Atlanta Atlanta GA
  • OCT 30 City Winery Nashville Nashville TN
  • NOV 1 The Haute Spot Leander TX
  • NOV 2 Granada Theater Dallas TX

Richie Kotzen has performed on some of the biggest stages in the world since he first signed a deal with Shrapnel Records in 1988 as a guitar prodigy. He began releasing records both as a solo artist and in multi-platinum bands Poison, Mr Big & The Winery Dogs.

Now known also as a prolific songwriter and one half of acclaimed duo Smith/Kotzen with Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith, Richie’s ever-growing back catalogue (including more than 20 solo albums) ensure that his fans around the world are constantly treated to his prodigious talent both recorded and live.

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