Voices of Extreme team with Tesla for North American tour

Voice of Extreme has teamed with Tesla for a three week tour that kicks off in July. The tour starts July 28th at the Verizon Center in Mankato, MN with stops in Madison, WI; Springfield, MO; Fort Wayne, IN and more before wrapping August 16th in Hampton Beach, NY. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Voices of Extreme is a power trio hailing from New York that released their single “Call My Name” in April and embarked on a ten city tour with former Queensryche founder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Geoff Tate earlier this year. The band’s history dates back to 2004 with it’s inception and lists its members as Don Chaffin on lead vocals and guitar, Steven G. Knight on bass and Bobby Marks on drums.

Born in Long Island, New York, Don Chaffin has toured the U.S. opening for Godsmack, Foreigner, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Powerman 5000, Dr. John, Steve Howe of Yes, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Vanilla Fudge and more. Since 1995, Chaffin has worked hand in hand as co-writer and co-producer with the legendary team of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz from the Kasenetz and Katz Allstars. Don Chaffin recently lent his formidable pipes to the Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)/Dan Spitz (Anthrax)-produced debut album (and subsequent tour) from Red Lamb, the band featuring Dan Spitz from Anthrax on guitar. He’s also the man behind the mic for American Mafia, as well as Ram Jam, the band made famous by the hit song “Black Betty.” As a songwriter, Chaffin has worked closely with hit-making producers/writers like Jerry Kasenetz, Jeff Katz, Debbie Gibson and Jim Bralower. He also recently launched the DIIBand (also with Dan Spitz).

Bassist Steven G Knight’s career has consisted of playing hard rock, southern rock, country, modern worship music, to acoustic folk. Being self taught and influenced by his older brother at a young age by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Sting, Queensryche and Iron Maiden to a few. This music has left a serious mark on his attitude and skill set of excellence. Fresh out of high school he took the stage with the 1980’s chart hitting rock band, “Bellicose,” named Z-Rock’s band of the year, with the album, Love on Ice, was his first major calling. Rolling onward, he’s never stopped as a wanted man playing with Roulette, Outcast, as well as Michael Gott, Robin Hackett, Jerry Audley, Junkyard Mars, Stand2Reason, SuperNova Remnant, Carbon, WOWU2, Rod Black, Jeremy Lynn Woodall and the Grinders, Billy Joe Shaver, Saints and Sinners, and Ashes of Eagles. A staple of the Texas music scene, and so much more.

Drummer Bobby Marks has recorded and toured extensively with many world famous artists, including Dokken, Eddie Money, Joe Lynn Turner, Scarecrow, Arabia, December’s Child, Rage and Beyond and, most recently, Flavor Flav and the Flavortronz. Known for a sexy backbeat and powerhouse delivery, Marks epitomizes the East Coast, hard rock style that continues to be in-demand worldwide. Marks plays DW drums, pedals and hardware, Paiste cymbals, ProMark sticks and Remo drumheads.


Friday, July 28th @ Verizon Center, Mankato, MN
Saturday, July 29th @ Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI
Tuesday, August 1st @ Gillioz Theater, Springfield, MO
Thursday, August 3rd @ Embassy Theater, Fort Wayne, IN
Friday, August 4th @ Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, August 5th @ 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
Tuesday, August 8th @ The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
Wednesday, August 9th @ Centennial Terrace, Toledo, OH
Friday, August 11th @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, August 12th @ The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
Monday, August 14th @ The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, August 15th @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, August 16th @ The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.