BIOGRAPHY

1975 Larry Gillstrom, Gary Langen and Victor Langen found in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada a 6-piece (singer, drummer, two guitarists, bass player and keyboardist) band called Hobbit, playing mostly Led Zeppelin, Who and Pink Floyd covers
INFO 1975 August 22
Friday 8:30 PM
live performance at the Trianon Ballroom, 1850 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Savoy Brown and Witness
1975
live performance in Wascana Park, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1976 May the name changes to Kick Axe and line-up decreases to a 3-piece
1976 Dave Zurowski joins Kick Axe at the position of guitarist for a few months
1976 Dave Zurowski leaves the band and Kick Axe goes back to a 3-piece line-up for another few months
1976 a light technician Dean Zurowski and sound men Dave McCann and Mike Martin join Kick Axe as crew members
1976 a Canadian tour with the Chilliwack
1977 keyboardist Wally Damrick (from Aspen, Colorado, USA, a former member of Stallion, released Stallion and Hey Everybody albums) joins Kick Axe
INFO 1977 April live performance at the Paddock, Dewdney & Pasqua Streets, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1977 December a 4-piece band (Gary Langen-vocals, drums; Wally Damrick-keyboards; Larry Gillstrom-guitar; Victor Langen-bassguitar) relocates to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1978 January Wally Damrick is being replaced with Raymond Arthur Harvey, a guitar player from Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
1979 Kick Axe decide to begin recording an album at 24-track Sculptures & Sounds studio with Bill Snows, but the sessions are scrapped (to this day these sessions have not been released and presumably on this un-released album are also two original songs Keep On Riding and Ashes To Ashes)
1979 live performance with Scarecrow (with Moe Leblanc on drums and lead vocals, later a member of Stroker)
1979 September 14
Friday
live performance at the Alec Arms Town Pump, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1979 September 15
Saturday
live performance at the Alec Arms Town Pump, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1979 October 19
Friday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1979 October 22
Monday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1980 August 30
Saturday
live performance at the Alec Arms Town Pump, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1980, fall during recording of Weekend Ride Gary Langen resigns and Larry's brother Brian Gillstrom takes drums position leaving his previous engagement in Regina's band Choice

1980 fall Charles McNary from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada joins Kick Axe as a lead vocalist
1980 fall Gary Langen joins Don & Larry Thompson to form Face to Face
1981 first single Weekend Ride is being released independently by Kick Axe themselves
1981 live broadcast of Reality Is The Nightmare from Savoy Club in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada done by CFOX radio station, because of a big success the show is broadcast again a week later
1981 April Playboy magazine includes Reality Is The Nightmare in the Nightflite/Nardem compilation album Playboy: Street Rock
1981 May 19
Tuesday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1981 live broadcasting of Reality Is The Nightmare from Gators Night Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada done by CFOX radio station
1981 the song Reality Is The Nightmare becomes a favorite one of a local station CFOX and winds up on CFOX's annual homegrown album Seeds: Volume 2
INFO 1981 March 16-21
Monday-Saturday
live performance in Zodiac Cabaret, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 1981 August 31-September 3
Monday-Wednesday
live performance in Lester's Cabaret, Chieftain Hotel, Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 1981 September 5
Saturday
live performance in Old Community Hall, Port McNeill, North Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
1981 September 23
Wednesday
live performance with radio broadcast through QLZ FM Radio Station
1981 November 2
Monday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 3
Tuesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 4
Wednesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 5
Thursday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 6
Friday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 7
Saturday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1981 November 8
Sunday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 1
Monday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 2
Tuesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 3
Wednesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 4
Thursday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 5
Friday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 6
Saturday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 7
Sunday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 March 15
Monday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Five Seasons Community Center, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, support for Black Sabbath
INFO 1982 April 10
Saturday
Playboy: Street Rock compilation album review appears in Billboard
1982 May 10
Monday
live performance at the Alec Arms Hotel, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1982 May 11
Tuesday
live performance at the Alec Arms Hotel, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1982 May 12
Wednesday
live performance at the Alec Arms Hotel, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1982 May 13
Thursday
live performance at the Alec Arms Hotel, 332 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
INFO 1982 June 8-12
Tuesday-Saturday
Gary Langen with Face to Face perform live at Elphie's Cabaret, Gibsons Landing, Lower Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 1982 August 24-28
Tuesday-Saturday
Gary Langen with Face to Face perform live at Elphie's Cabaret, Gibsons Landing, Lower Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
1982 September 27
Monday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 September 28
Tuesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 September 29
Wednesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 September 30
Thursday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 1
Friday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 2
Saturday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 18
Monday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 19
Tuesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 20
Wednesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 21
Thursday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 22
Friday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 October 23
Saturday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 November 27
Saturday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 November 28
Sunday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 November 29
Monday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 November 30
Tuesday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 December 1
Wednesday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1982 December 2
Thursday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 January 3
Monday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 January 4
Tuesday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 January 5
Wednesday
live performance at the Norlander Motor Hotel, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 January 10
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 January with the assistance of booking agent Sam Feldman, George Criston, 21, (real name George Widule from Waukesha, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, at the time fronting the band Tripper) replaces Charles McNary at the position of lead vocalist


Tripper promo picture from the old Spring House, Eagle, Wisconsin, 1980 with (L-R) Edward Batayias, Jimmy Kressin, George Criston Widule and Tom Ward

1983 Charles McNary joines a band from Vancouver called Mr. Cairo, where he acts as a lead vocalist through the 1980's. Rest of Mr. Cairo musicians: Scott "Spanky" Macleod on bass guitar, Alan Fowler on drums, David Olajide on guitar, Murray Hardacker on keyboards and guitar


Mr. Cairo promo picture

1983 February 21
Monday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 February 22
Tuesday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 February 23
Wednesday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 February 24
Thursday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 February 25
Friday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 February 26
Saturday
live performance at the Gators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 4
Monday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 5
Tuesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 6
Wednesday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 7
Thursday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 8
Friday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 9
Saturday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 10
Sunday
live performance at the Boo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 April 24
Sunday
live performance at the Roxy Theatre, 95 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1983 May 5
Thursday
live performance at Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (setlist: The Dark Crusade, Heavy Metal Shuffle, On The Road To Rock, Ashes To Ashes - not yet released, Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf's cover, Lost In Space - not yet released, Weekend Ride, Through The Gates - not yet released, Maneater)
1983 May 24
Tuesday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 May 26
Thursday
live performance at the Airliner Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 June 2
Thursday
live performance at the Osborne Village Motor Hotel, 160 Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1983 June 13
Monday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 14
Tuesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 15
Wednesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 16
Thursday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 17
Friday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 18
Saturday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 20
Monday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 21
Tuesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1983 June 22
Wednesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 - 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
1983 June 27
Monday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 June 28
Tuesday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 June 29
Wednesday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 June 30
Thursday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 July 1
Friday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 July 2
Saturday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 1
Monday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 2
Tuesday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 3
Wednesday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 4
Thursday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 5
Friday
live performance at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA, as opener for ZZ Top during the Eliminator Tour
1983 August 6
Saturday
live performance at the Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 August 8
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 August 22
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 August 26
Friday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 fall Canadian mini-tour with Helix, last date of the tour in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 October 20
Thursday
live performance at the Airliner Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983, October 27
Thursday
live performance at the Osborne Village Motor Hotel, 160 Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 October 28
Friday
live performance at the Osborne Village Motor Hotel, 160 Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1983 October 29
Saturday
live performance at the 1st Annual Hellowe'en Hog Bash at the Osborne Village Motor Hotel, 160 Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with One Life, Bob Feuhr, Deluxe Chance Band
1983 November live performance in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with Helix
1983 Kick Axe are able to attract the attention of future manager Garry M. Stratychuk (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) who puts them together with record producer and songwriter Spencer Proffer, the man who founded in 1977 the Pasha Music Organisation and well known for producing e.g. Quiet Riot's Metal Health (the first metal album to reach Number 1 position in the US charts) and Condition Critical (Number 15 position in US charts) albums
1983 November club performance in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Spencer Proffer is present at the performance and agreed to produce first Kick Axe album
1984 January live performance in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, opener for Helix
1984 January starts recording of the Vices album in the Pasha studios in Beverly Hills, California, USA taking eight weeks with an interruption for recording one song for the Up The Creek soundtrack
1984 February during recording of the single 30 Days in the Hole for the soundtrack Up The Creek Kick Axe are commissioned to write few songs for other bands resulting into Hunger and Piece of the Rock for Carmine Appice/King Kobra Ready To Strike album (1985) and Running Wild In The Streets for Blackie Lawless/W.A.S.P. The Last Command album (1985)
1984 February George Criston is being considered to be a new singer for Black Sabbath as a replacement for Ian Gillan
1984 February song 30 Days In The Hole (cover version of the Humble Pie's song from the LP Smokin', 1972) from the soundtrack Up The Creek is being released as single
1984 live performance at Kildonan East, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 live performance in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 March 5
Monday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 March 6
Tuesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984, March 7
Wednesday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 March 8
Thursday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 March 9
Friday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 March 10
Saturday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 March 12
Monday
live performance at the A.Four, 215 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
1984 March 13
Tuesday
live performance at Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue South West between 5th & 6th streets, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 March 14
Wednesday
live performance at Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue South West between 5th & 6th streets, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 March 15
Thursday
live performance at Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue South West between 5th & 6th streets, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 March 16
Friday
live performance at Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue South West between 5th & 6th streets, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 March 17
Saturday
live performance at Frankie & Johnnies, 11th Avenue South West between 5th & 6th streets, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 March 19
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984, March 29
Thursday
live performance at the Airliner Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984, March 26
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 2
Monday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 3
Tuesday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 4
Wednesday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 5
Thursday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 6
Friday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1984 April 6
Friday
Up The Creek movie is being released to theatres
1984 April 7
Saturday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 8
Sunday
live performance at the Curtis, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 April 9
Monday
live performance at the Haggar's Rock Club, Norlander, 1792 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1984 April Canadian magazine Northern Metal releases interview with Kick Axe
1984 April Yorkton and Saskatoon (both Saskatchewan, Canada) shows with Private Stock
INFO 1984 April 30
Monday 7:00 PM
live performance at the A.Four, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 May 1
Tuesday 7:00 PM
live performance at the A.Four, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 May 2
Wednesday 7:00 PM
live performance at the A.Four, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 May 3
Thursday 7:00 PM
live performance at the A.Four, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 May 4
Friday 7:00 PM
live performance at the A.Four, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
1984 May 15
Tuesday
live performance at the Boddy Shoppe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada broadcast by CKIK FM in Calgary, this day Rob Halford (vocalist of Judas Priest) attends the show and offers Kick Axe to tour with Judas Priest as support act during the summer months of July and August, with the first date scheduled in their own Canada for June 4 (The Arena, Winnipeg, Canada but due to some unmentioned problem, Great White opened instead)

Larry Gillstrom with Rob Halford in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 15, 1984
1984 May 15
Tuesday
with a co-operative deal between Pasha in the USA and Epic/CBS via Jeff Burns in Canada the band releases its debut album Vices together with single On The Road To Rock, which becomes a big radio hit, the tour personnel at this time consists of Dean Zurowski, Dwayne Fynn and David McCann
INFO 1984 May Vices album reviewed by Dave Constable in Metal Forces, No. 4, 10 out of 10 points
1984 May live performance in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 May 30
Wednesday
live performance in the Body Shoppe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 May 31
Thursday
live in the Body Shoppe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 June 1
Friday
live in the Body Shoppe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 June 2
Saturday
live in the Body Shoppe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1984 June 4
Monday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 June 5
Tuesday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 June 6
Wednesday
live performance at the Black Knight, 1738 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1984 June 8
Friday
live performance at the Harpos Concert Theatre, 14238 Harper Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA
INFO 1984 June 9
Saturday
live performance at One For The Sun one day music festival at Hermitage Landing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Ratt as headliner
INFO 1984 June 10
Sunday
live performance at the Palms, 2616 West State Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
INFO 1984 June article in US magazine World Metal Report Vol. 1, No. 3
1984 June-August seven-week touring with Judas Priest ('Metal Conqueror Tour' for the 'Defenders of the Faith' album) mixed with own club gigs
INFO 1984 June 21
Thursday
live performance at City Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 June 26
Tuesday 8:00 PM
live performance at Greensboro Coliseum, North Carolina, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 June 27
Wednesday 7:30 PM
live performance at Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 June 28
Thursday 8:00 PM
live performance at Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 June 30
Saturday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 1
Sunday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 2
Monday
live performance at the Brassy's Night Club, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Florida, USA
INFO 1984 July 3
Tuesday 8:00 PM
live at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 6
Friday 8:00 PM
live at the Freedom Hall, Johnston City, Tennessee, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 7
Saturday
live at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (support forJudas priest)
INFO 1984 July 8
Sunday
live at the Civic Center, Tennessee, special guest to Night Ranger, Judas priest
INFO 1984 July 9
Monday 8:00 PM
live at the Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 10
Tuesday
live at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 11
Wednesday 8:00 PM
live at the Embassy Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Ratt, Lita Ford
INFO 1984 July 13
Friday 8:00 PM
live at the Five Seasons Community Center, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 14
Saturday 8:00 PM
live at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 15
Sunday
live at the Sandstone Amphiteatre, Bonner Springs, Kansas City, Kansas, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 18
Wednesday
song Heavy Metal Shuffle from Vices album is being released on the Metal Pesado compilation
INFO 1984 July 17
Thursday 7:30 PM
live at the Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 18
Wednesday 8:00 PM
live at the Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 20
Friday 8:00 PM
live at the McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 21
Saturday
live at the Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 21
Saturday
Vices album reaches position No. 148 at the Billboard 200 chart
INFO 1984 July 22
Sunday 7:00 PM
live at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 23
Monday
Kick Axe in the RockLine radio show with Twisted Sister and George Carlin, hosted by Bob Coburn
INFO 1984 July 24
Tuesday 7:30 PM
live at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 25
Wednesday
live at the Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 27
Friday 8:00 PM
live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 July 28
Saturday 9:00 PM
live performance at the Country Club, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA (with Rude Girl, Divine Right, broadcast by RKO Radio, the recording was later on released as promotional LP Captured Live!)
INFO 1984 July 29
Sunday 8:00 PM
live at Irvine Meadows Amphiteater, Laguna Hills, California, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 July 31
Tuesday
live at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (support for Judas Priest, REPLACED at the last moment by The Jack)
INFO 1984 August 2
Thursday 8:00 PM
live at the Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 August 5
Sunday 7:00 PM
live at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 August 8
Wednesday 8:30 PM
live at the Ohio Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 August 9
Thursday 8:00 PM
live at the Wendler Arena, Saginaw Civic Center, Saginaw, Michigan, USA (support for Judas Priest)
INFO 1984 August 10
Friday
live at the Harpos Concert Theatre, 14238 Harper Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA
INFO 1984 August 13
Monday 9:00 PM
live performance at the Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA with Buster Brown
1984 August live at the Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA (support for Judas Priest)
1984 live at the Stardust, Downey, California, USA
1984 live at the Strider's Concert Hall, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
INFO 1984 August interview with Victor Langen and Raymond Arthur Harvey conducted by Rod Dysinger for Columbus Review
1984 August Heavy Metal Shuffle, second single from Vices album is being released during the tour
1984 August-September touring with Scorpions ('Love At First Sting' Tour) across the United States and Canada
1984 August live at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (support for Scorpions)
INFO 1984 August 17
Friday
live at the CNE Grandstand Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, great "Heavy Metal Hurricane" gig, Kick Axe acted as opener, followed by Helix, Quiet Riot and headliners Scorpions, turnout up to 25.000 people
1984 August 20
Monday
live at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
1984 August 21
Tuesday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, support for Scorpions
INFO 1984 August 23
Thursday
The Vice Is Right article by Howard Johnson releases Kerrang! magazine, No. 75
INFO 1984 August 25
Saturday 7:00 PM
live performance at the Castlerock Farms, Charlevoix, Wisconsin, USA, support for Quiet Riot, Whitesnake and Helix
INFO 1984 August Vices album review by Klaus Uschmann in German magazine Rock Power, No. 8-9
1984 August video for On the Road to Rock is being released in light rotation by MTV
INFO 1984 August 29
Wednesday
live performance in the Ritz, East Village, New York City, USA with TNT
INFO 1984 September 2
Sunday, 12:00 AM
live performance at the Legend Valley Metal Jam, Thornville, Ohio, USA, including Scorpions, Quiet Riot & Fastway, turnout up to 44.000 people, a TV shot is taken from the concert
INFO 1984 September 8
Saturday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Rainbow Music Hall (later renamed to Wallgreens), Denver, Colorado, USA
1984 September 8
Saturday
Vices album reaches position No. 126 at the Billboard 200 chart (best position in the chart)
1984 September
RKO Network releases Captured Live!, a live recording taken from the Vices tour at the Country Club in San Fernando Valley, California, USA; the recording is being released for promotional purposes and is being distributed to a selected group of radio stations for a one time only broadcast for the week of September 17, 1984
INFO 1984 September 17
Monday
live performance at the DJ's Nightclub, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA with Bastille
INFO 1984 September 18
Tuesday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Rainbow Music Hall (later renamed to Wallgreens), Denver, Colorado, USA with Headpins as opener
1984 September-October touring with Whitesnake and Quiet Riot (San Diego, California, USA; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada & more), approximately 40 dates
INFO 1984 September 21
Friday
live performance at the Cal Expo Amphiteatre, Sacramento, California, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 September 22
Saturday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 September 23
Sunday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
1984 September 25
Tuesday
live performance at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 September 26
Wednesday
live performance at the Orange Show Pavilion, San Bernardino, California, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 September 28
Friday
live performance at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 September 29
Saturday 8:30 PM
live performance at the L.A. Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA
INFO 1984 September 30
Sunday 8:30 PM
live performance at the L.A. Street Scene Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA
INFO 1984 October 2
Tuesday
live performance at the Rock Palace, Portland, Oregon, USA with Tri-Ax
INFO 1984 October 3
Wednesday
live performance at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 October 4
Thursday 7:30 PM
live performance at the P.N.E. Coliseum Concert Bowl, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 October 5
Friday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Victoria Memorial Arena, Royal Athletic Park, 1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 October 6
Saturday
Vices album reaches position No. 186 at the Billboard 200 chart
1984 October 7
Sunday
live performance at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
1984 October 9
Tuesday
live performance at the Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 October 12-14
Friday-Sunday
Kick Axe (together with Alcatrazz and Ratt) appears in the 90 minutes radio show Star Talk produced by IRAP Productions
INFO 1984 October 13
Saturday 11:00 PM
Kick Axe (together with Twisted Sister) appears in the Recorded Concert on WYSP-FM (94.1) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
1984 October 16
Tuesday
live performance at the Tulsa Assembly Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
1984 October 17
Wednesday
live performance at the Lloyd Noble Arena, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
1984 October
Vices album review in GuitarOne magazine
INFO 1984 October 30
Tuesday
live performance at the Max Bell Arena, Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Helix
INFO 1984 October 31
Wednesday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Golden Garter Northland Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with Helix
INFO 1984 October 31
Wednesday
article Face the Music: Vices by Matt Rogalsky appears in The Chilliwack Progress newspapers
1984 October Vices album reviewed in GuitarOne Magazine
INFO 1984 October Japanese heavy metal magazine Burrn! releases in its premier issue the article Star Is Burrn! Kick Axe from Canada
INFO 1984 October Vices album reviewed in the French Enfer Magazine, No. 17, p. 53
INFO 1984 November 2
Friday
live performance at the Centre of the Arts, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Helix as opener
INFO 1984 November 4
Sunday
live performance at the Exhibition Pavilion, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
INFO 1984 November 7
Wednesday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 November 8
Thursday
live performance in Ryan's Rock Club, 4th & Sibley, Lowertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA with Regime as opener
1984 November 9
Friday
live performance at the MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
INFO 1984 November Hit Parader magazine releases short article about Kick Axe in the Shooting Stars section by Charley Crespo
INFO 1984 November article in the Metal Rendez-vous magazine, No. 10
INFO 1984 November 10
Saturday
live performance at the Harpos Concert Theatre, 14238 Harper Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA with Seduce as opener
INFO 1984 November 11
Sunday
live performance at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA support for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake
1984 November 13
Tuesday
live performance at the Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA (they play the entire Vices album plus Piece Of The Rock and Hunger)
1984 November live performance in, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA support for Quiet Riot
INFO 1984 November 15
Thursday
live performance at the Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 November 16
Friday
live performance at the Roxy, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 November 17
Saturday
live performance at the Coronet, 871 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 November 19
Monday
live performance at the Gasworks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 November 20
Tuesday
live performance at the Gasworks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984 November 21
Wednesday
live performance at the Gasworks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1984, November 23
Friday
live performance at the Tony's East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1984 November 23
Friday
Kickaxe King Biscuit Flower Hour concert live recording from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, aired by K. BF. H radio station and later released as We Rock Your Socks Off limited edition bootleg through Macho Records (including Twisted Sister show recorded live in Rochester, New York, USA, 14 October 1984)
INFO 1984, November 24
Saturday
live performance at the Tony's West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1984 November live performance at the Agripavillion, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 1984 December French Hard Rock Magazine, No. 4, p. 10 releases article about Kickaxe by James Petit
INFO 1984 December 31
Monday 7:30 PM
live performance at the Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO late 1984/early 1985 Vices album advertisement published in a Japanese magazine
INFO 1985 live performance at Agripavillion, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada with opener Private Stock
INFO 1985 January Rock World magazine releases Getting Kinky with Kick Axe article by Bob Grosswiner
INFO 1985 January interview with Brian Gillstrom is being published in the Californian Headbanger magazine, No. 10, p. 8-9
INFO 1985 January Rock! magazine releases Kick Axe's Heady Metal Shuffle article by Audrey Wright
INFO 1985 January 23
Wednesday 8:30 PM
live performance at the Le Papillon Rock Club, Hull, Quebec, Canada with Black Witch
INFO 1985 January 25
Friday
live performance at the Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with Helix
INFO 1985 February Pedal to the Metal article by Jodi Summers Dorland in the Hit Parader magazine
INFO 1985 February Kick Axe: Heady Metal from Canada article is being released in the American Video Rock Stars Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8
1985 February 6
Wednesday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 February 7
Thursday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 February 8
Friday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 February 9
Saturday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 February 13
Wednesday
live performance at the Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1985 March 2
Saturday
live performance at the North Burnaby Inn, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 1985 March 5
Tuesday
article It's a rough, tough life for Canada's bar bands appears in The (Prince George) Citizen newspapers
1985 March snapshot in the 'Gossip and informational column' in the Hit Parader magazine
INFO 1985 March 18
Monday
live performance at the Waterfront Cabaret, 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with Ace Koden
INFO 1985 March 19
Tuesday
live performance at the Waterfront Cabaret, 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with Ace Koden
INFO 1985 March 20
Wednesday
live performance at the Waterfront Cabaret, 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with Ace Koden
INFO 1985 March San Diego's rock 'n' metal magazine Loud and Clear premier issue releases interview with Kick Axe
INFO 1985 March San Diego's rock 'n' metal magazine Loud and Clear premier issue releases review of Vices album
INFO 1985 April article in Rock Fever magazine titled Ready? Kick Axe!
1985 April 3
Wednesday
live performance at the Heritage Inn, Brooks, Alberta, Canada
1985 April 4
Thursday
live performance at the Driftwood Inn, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
INFO 1985 April 11
Thursday
live performance at the Mr. B's Nightclub, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 12
Friday
live performance at the Mr. B's Nightclub, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 13
Saturday
live performance at the Mr. B's Nightclub, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 15
Monday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 16
Tuesday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 17
Wednesday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 18
Thursday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 19
Friday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1985 April 20
Saturday
live performance at the Rock Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1985 April 29
Monday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 April 30
Tuesday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1985 May 1
Wednesday
live performance at the Franky & Johnny's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
INFO 1985 May 2
Thursday 7:00 PM
live performance at the Westlander Inn, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
1985 May
live performance at the Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, California, USA
1985
Thursday 8:00 PM
live performance at the Agripavillion, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada with Private Stock
INFO 1985 May Japanese magazine Burrn! releases article L.A. Metal including stories of Mercyful Fate, Lee Aaron, Romeo, Poison, Kick Axe and King Kobra
INFO 1985 June RockLine! magazine releases article Kick Axe: Canada's Newest Heavy Metal Sons Take It to the World! by Randi Reisfeld
INFO 1985 July 1
Monday
Vices album reaches gold certification according to Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) selling more then 50,000 copies
INFO 1985 July black & white full page pin-up of Kick Axe in the Metal Edge magazine
1985 acting with Darren Mahe, J. Russ Willoughby, Bryan Adams, Kim Mitchell and Night Ranger
1985 live performance at the Country Club, Reseda, California, USA
1985 August 22
Thursday
following return from various tours in the USA, Kick Axe return to the Metalwork Studios, Toronto, Canada, with all new material (more then 50 songs) and record second album Welcome To The Club featuring a remake of Beatles' hit With A Little Help From My Friends (from 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band' album, 1967) with an ensemble chorus featuring Lee Aaron & John Albani (Lee Aaron Band), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Brian Allen & Sheron Alton (Toronto), Bob Segarini, Alfie Zappacosta, Cameron Hawkins (FM), Cindy Valentine, Ava Cherry, Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Paul Faberman and Peter Budge, released as a single and as a video, the video is simply a documentary "fun event" based on an informal recording session filmed one late night in the studio, produced by The Imaginators for CBS Records of Canada Ltd., distributed by CBS Records of Canada Ltd. (director Chris Terry, producer Tony Tobias, cinematography Anthony Corindia, editing Deborah Palloway)
the tour personnel at this time consists of Joe Cardosi, Dean Zurowski, Mike Martin and Dwayne Fynn
1985 live performance in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
1985 live performance in Sturgeon Creek, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1985 live performance in the King George Hotel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
1985 live performance in the Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
1985 November article and back cover photo in the Canadian Northern Metal magazine, No. 12
INFO 1985 November Kick Axe is being robbed of much of its equipment from a Henry Avenue rehearsal
1985 November 15
Thursday
song On the Road to Rock is being chosen for the U.S. compilation Metalshop: Radio's Weekly Metal Magazine Show #94
1985 song Heavy Metal Shuffle from Vices album is being placed on The New Gladiators and Axe Masters: Legend Of Rock Guitar compilations
1985 December 12
Thursday 7:30 PM
live performance together with Helix in Kingston Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1985 December 14
Saturday 8:00 PM
live performance together with Helix at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium, 99 Thornton Road South, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
1985 December 17
Tuesday 8:00 PM
support for Helix at the Labbat's Blue Live, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1985 December Canadian bimonthly magazine Metallion releases the article Inside the rocker's club
INFO 1985 December Canadian magazine Music Express No. 97 releases the article Welcome to the Club: Lovers, Looners, Hard Rock Choosers, Kick Axe has something for everyone by Lenny Stoute

Brian Gillstrom has one of the most unique drum set-ups capable of playing double bass with a single pedal

... and Brian Gillstrom +30 years later
INFO 1985 December 28
Saturday
How to give '86 a rockin' start article about Kick Axe in The Lethbridge Herald newspapers
1985 December 28
Saturday
PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada support for Triumph (Setlist: Alive and Kicking (intro only), Hellraisers, Maneater, Rock The World, We Still Remember, Heavy Metal Shuffle, Dreamin' About You, The Chain, On The Road to Rock)
INFO 1985 December 31
Tuesday
Kick Axe plays for United Way article in The Lethbridge Herald newspapers
1985 December 31
Tuesday8:00 PM
live performance at the Exhibition Pavilion, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada with White Wolf
1986 January by January is the album Welcome To The Club at the position No. 2 in the Kick Axe's hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the Billboard charts enters at position No. 176 and eventually goes gold in Canada
INFO 1986 January 1
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Northern Alberta Jubille Auditorium, 11455 87th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada gig with White Wolf
1986 January 2
Thursday
Southern Alberta Jubille Auditorium, 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada gig with White Wolf
INFO 1986 January 8
Wednesday
Kick Axe considers Winnipeg home base article appears in the Winnipeg Free Press newspapers
INFO 1986 January 15
Wednesday
live performance at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, support act Die-Hards, after the gig local sheriffs step on the stage and confiscate all the Kick Axe's music equipment

Sheriffs on stage confiscating Kick Axe's property
INFO 1986 January 16
Thursday
Kick Axe gives audience as many loud moments as it paid for article by Frain Cory appears in the Winnipeg Free Press newspapers
INFO 1986 January 16
Thursday
live performance at the Community Auditorium in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Kick Axe are forced to play the concert with the equipment hired from local pawn shop, after the gig Kick Axe takes decision to cancel the rest of planned headlining tour
INFO 1986 January 17
Friday
live performance at the Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 18
Saturday
live performance at the Memorial Arena in North Bay, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 22
Wednesday
live performance in London, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 23
Thursday
live performance in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 24
Friday
live performance at the Hamilton Place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 25
Saturday
live performance at the Memorial Arena in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 25
Saturday
short review of Welcome To The Club album appears in the Billboard magazine Vol. 98 No. 4
INFO 1986 January 26
Sunday
live performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; CONCERT CANCELLED
INFO 1986 January 31
Friday
interview with George Criston and song Hellraisers is being chosen for the U.S. compilation Metalshop: Radio's Weekly Metal Magazine Show #105
INFO 1986 February 15
Saturday
live performance in the Coronet, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
1986 February single Comin' After You / Feel the Power from Welcome To The Club album is being released
INFO 1986 March Kick Axe: With Some Help From Their Friends article appears in the Video Rock Stars magazine
INFO 1986 March review of the Welcome To The Club album appears in the Aardschok/Metal Hammer magazine
INFO 1986 March review of the Welcome To The Club album appears in the German magazine Rock Power, No. 3
1986 March 6
Thursday
live performance in Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1986 March 12
Wednesday
article Canadians try U.S. about Kick Axe appears in Michigan Journal
INFO 1986 March 14
Friday
live performance in the Harpos Concert Theatre, 14238 Harper Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA with Autograph
1986 March 16
Sunday
live performance in Indiana, USA with Autograph
1986 March 19
Wednesday
live performance at the Hammerjacks in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with Autograph
INFO 1986 March 22
Saturday
live performance together with Autograph in L'Amour, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
INFO 1986 April review of Welcome To The Club album by Steve Prendergast appears in the Canadian Musician magazine
INFO 1986 April Uwe Lerch album review of Welcome To The Club appears in the German magazine Crash, No. 4, page 74
INFO 1986 April French Hard Rock Magazine, No. 20, p. 50 releases review of Welcome To The Club album by Jean-Luc Manet
INFO 1986 April article about Kick Axe appears in Canadian Metal Mania magazine No. 4
1986 April 11
Friday
Epic/CBS Canada releases third Kick Axe album Rock the World, in the U.S.A. released later on in 1987 by Mercenary Records
INFO 1986 April 21 Hard Rock's Metal Studs magazine releases article Kick Axe: Back & Burnin' with Welcome to the Club
1986 live performance in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
1986 live performance in Contintal Inn, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
1986 excessive road work leads to the departure of Raymond Arthur Harvey, the band continues as four-piece
INFO 1986 May Argentinian hard & heavy magazine Metal releases article Por el bien del metal
INFO 1986 May 14
Wednesday 7:30 PM
opener for Rush concert ("Power Windows" tour) in Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; (CONCERT CANCELLED because of blizzard)
INFO 1986 May 15
Thursday 7:30 PM
opener for the Rush concert ("Power Windows" tour) at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
INFO 1986 May 17
Saturday 7:30 PM
opener for the Rush concert ("Power Windows" tour) at Pacific Colliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 1986 May 29
Thursday
review of 'Welcome To The Club' album published by Derek Oliver in Kerrang!, No. 121, page 16
INFO 1986 June 28
Saturday
live performance at Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
INFO 1986 September Rock Beat magazine releases article Lock Up Your House
INFO 1986 July 5
Saturday
live performance at the 2nd Annual Rock'n'Prairie Boogie Picnic together with Chilliwack, Harlequin, Mad Shadows and Private Stock at the Exhibition Confederation Park in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1986 live performance in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1986 song Hellraisers from Welcome To The Club album is being chosen for the Canadian Attic Records compilation Metal For Lunch
INFO 1986 song Welcome To The Club from Welcome To The Club album is being chosen for the Greek CBS Records compilation Heavy Metal Killers
1986 "The Body Shop - Rocks" performance at the Cloverleaf Hotel, 619 Evans Avenue, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Apple Viper acts as opener
1986 August 8
Friday
Kick Axe find themselves popping up under a pseudonym (due to record label legalities in the USA) as Spectre General on the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack released through Scotti Brothers, the album features their self-penned Hunger and the Bishop written Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way, the tunes were produced by Spencer Proffer with Randy Bishop (released also as a single)
INFO 1986 August Metal Madness (Canadian Rockers Return with Welcome to the Club) article by Rick Evans releases Hit Parader magazine
1986 August live performance at Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
INFO 1986 August interview with George Criston conducted by Rod Dysinger for Columbus Entertainment
1986 August Columbia Records Canada releases under FC 40096 catalogue number the Eddie Money promo LP Can't Hold Back (regular 1st pressing released on October 1986), the jacket, the sleeve, the labels, and side B are Can't Hold Back, side A, however, is Kick Axe LP Welcome To The Club (cat# FZ 40095), manufacturer's mistake makes a great collectible
1986 live performance at Tony's East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, opener Apple Viper (interesting story: George was injured because he fell into the glass table back stage and had to be transported to the local hospital, so he was replaced on stage by Cat Smith for few songs - Led Zeppelin's Rock'n'Roll, Judas Priest's You've Got Another Thing Coming, Humble Pie's 30 Days In The Hole and few others)
INFO 1986 August article Kick Axe: Canadian Class in Faces Rocks magazine by Lisa Lampugnale
1986 August 21
Thursday
Nags Head North, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
1986 October 10
Monday
recording of Rock The World videoclip for CBS
1986 concert at the Welland Hotel, Welland, Ontario, Canada
1986 October 20
Monday
live performance in the Rock'n'Roll Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1986 live performance at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, as the opener acts Identity Crisis (founded 1986, since 1989 known as Shock Hazard)
INFO 1986 November 17
Monday
live performance at the Canadian Motor Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
1986 November 19
Tuesday
live performance in the Rock'n'Roll Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1986 November 20
Wednesday
Rock'n'Roll Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
1986 November 22
Saturday
Jubilee Pavilion, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada gig
1986 November 25
Tuesday
Hot Rocks, Brampton, Ontario, Canada gig
INFO 1986 November 28
Friday
Nag's Head, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
INFO 1986 December 10
Wednesday 7:30 PM
opener for Metallica and Metal Church at the Sudbury Arena, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
INFO 1986 December 10
Wednesday
Stouffville Tribune releases article by Jennifer Dempsey Kick Axe is more personal, reviewing the November 28th concert in Markham Nag's Head Club
1986 December 30
Tuesday
live at the Stampede Corral, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, opener for Triumph
INFO 1986 December 31
Wednesday 7:00 PM
live at the Northlands Coliseum (nowadays known as Rexall Place), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, opener for Triumph
1987 January 2
Friday
Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada gig, opener for Triumph
1987 February 5
Thursday
Rock'n'Roll Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
1987 February 6
Friday
Hot Rocks, Brampton, Ontario, Canada gig
1987 February 12
Thursday
live performance at the Barrymore's Music Hall, Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1987 February 18-22
Wednesday-Sunday
set of Crazy Horse Cabaret, Darthmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada gigs
1987 February 26
Thursday
live performance at the Red Knight Bar, Starrs Road, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
1987 February 27
Friday
live performance at the Red Knight bar, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
1987 March 6
Friday
Nag's Head, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
1987 March 7
Saturday
Jubilee Pavilion, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada gig
1987 March 13
Friday
Rock'n'Roll Heaven, Toronto, Ontario, Canada gig
1987 March 19
Thursday
live performance at the Lakeview Hotel, Broadway Avenue, Wawa, Ontario, Canada
1987 March 19
Thursday
review of Rock The World album appears in Kerrang!, No. 142
1987 March 20
Friday
live performance at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE), Coliseum Building, 425 Northern Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, as opener acted Romeo Delight (Martin Bonnie on guitar, Jamie Wright on vocals, Tom McMinn on bass, Derek Klemacki on drums) and played six cover tunes
1987 club gig at the Le Saint-Charles, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
INFO 1987 April Uwe Lerch album review of Rock The World appears in the German magazine Crash, No. 4, page 68
1987 April 23
Thursday
live performance at the Dillinger's Bar, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
1987 April 27
Monday
live performance at the Jessie's Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1987 May album review of Rock The World appears in the French Hard Rock Magazine, No. 33, page 53
INFO 1987 album review of Rock The World by Dave Ling appears in Aardschok/Metal Hammer magazine
INFO 1987 July 2 gig in Hotel California, 1176 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Ray Harvey
1987 live performance at the Paddock, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (radio recording)
1987 live performance with Metallica
INFO 1987 July article about Kick Axe in German hardrock and metal magazine "Crash", No. 7-8 (double pack July-August)
1987 Celluloid Records releases a compilation album called New Sound of Rock with a Kick Axe song Rock the World
1987 July 11
Saturday
Barn 22, Grayson, Saskatchewan, Canada - 2 day multi-band outdoor festival (with Chilliwack, Kenny Shields, Doug and the Slugs, etc.)
INFO 1987 August short article on Kick Axe in Aardschok America magazine (double pack August-September)
1987 Ray Harvey takes part in Rock'n'Hyde show (with Bob Rock and Paul Hyde) for some time
1987 live performance in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1987 December 25
Friday
Metalshop - a one hour metal radio program on LP with one Kick Axe song and interview with George Criston is being released
INFO 1988 March article about Kick Axe appears in Faces Rocks magazine
INFO 1988 March Hit Parader magazine No. 282 releases Kick Axe song lyrics for We Still Remember
INFO 1988 March review of Rock The World album appears in the Ohio monthly fanzine Iron Planet, No. 50
1988 April Victor Langen starts project called Giant, one of the gigs is at Frankie and Johnnie's South Night Club, Calgary, Alberta, Giant later transforms into Sahara and Point Of Power after all

promo shot of Giant 1988 (L-R: Kenny Holliday, Craig Brooks, Don Wolf, Jim Webster & Victor Langen)
INFO 1988 June 6-11 Victor Langen with Giant live in Ozzie's, Osborne Village Motor Hotel, 160 Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 1988 June 30
Thursday 9:00 PM
Kick Axe video clips appear in Solidrok, a one hour music programme anchored by Paul Sarrasin
1988 Kick Axe is forced to break up and go bankrupt due to unscrupulous management people (Gary M. Stratychuk), Kick Axe members return back to Vancouver
1988 Larry Gillstrom founds a production company called Timeless Productions that puts on heavy metal shows in Vancouver, Club Soda at Homer Street
1988 Brian Gillstrom does engineering work in the company's studio in the same building and produces bands for the company
1988 Victor Langen runs for two years business called Peeler Wheeler, which function is to drive strippers to gigs
1988 Raymond Arthur Harvey stays active in music as a recording engineer at a studio just outside of Vancouver and has guitar students
INFO 1988 November 17
Thursday 8:30 PM
live performance at the Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Goliath, Dragon
1989 Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot offers Victor Langen to participate in his project called Johnny Crash, the offer is not accepted
1989 Larry Gillstrom produces album of the Canadian rock group Young Gun, eventually released on CD through Retrospect Records (USA) in 2006 under the title Bite the Bullet
1989 Brian Gillstrom starts a new career as a limousine driver together with Victor Langen and now he owns the biggest Vancouver limousine company - Paramount Limousine Service, he also owns a private recording studio
1989 George Criston becomes a member of Paradise, a band which prepares one album, eventually released on Thursday, 7th June 2001 through Escape Music, UK
1989 starts a band called Lionsgate formed by Brian Gillstrom and Barry Reesh (a popular Vancouver singer who previously sang for K. Lee Reesh band), Victor Langen and Larry Gillstrom (manager and producer) join the band later on and do a four song demo ('Yeah Right', 'No Faith' ...) at Mushroom Studios, shopped to record companies, the band does a tour around Canada but without a record deal disbands in 1990

Lionsgate
1989 song 30 Days In The Hole appears on the CD version of MuchMusic: The Power Hour compilation album
1989 30 October-4 November Giant with Victor Langen live performance at the Metro, 1136 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Giant live at Metro
1990 Larry Gillstrom manages and produces groups: Level, Death Sentence, Nasty, Escape (Dale Wallace - keyboards, vocals, Mark Petri), Never Land (hard rock cover/tour band, Tyler Brett - keyboards, guitars)
1990 August 15
Saturday
Davis Mitchell releases the album Navajo Singer Sings For You with a participation of Ray Harvey as illustrator & cover designer;
1990 October George Criston, Victor Langen, Gary Langen and Brian Gillstrom resurface as session musicians and co-authors on the It's About Time album of the Canadian band Point Of Power produced by Ray Harvey (also a co-author)
1991 Victor Langen takes part in a band called Mad Duck for some time
1993 George Criston and Ray Harvey participate in recording of the album Tenacity
1993 song Can't Take It With You (from Welcome To The Club album) takes place on the Canadian sampler called Wi Yo Ka, a mixture of original native, rock and mystique music
1993 Larry Gillstrom (producer) and George Criston (backing vocals) participate on recording of the first album of the Canadian group Young Gun, eventually released through Escape Music, UK on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 under a different name - Fury
1994 Ray Harvey resurfaces as guitar player and engineer on Kristen Nash'es album Bridging The Gap
1995 Larry Gillstrom establishes software company Amber Interactive, which produces internet and data applications and 3D games (FAR 3D Engine, Class, Citi-Serve, Complan, CruiseComp), in the mid and late 90's he is not involved in the music scene and builds up his software development business, he also owns private recording studio near Vancouver called 'Sunshine Coast'
1995 Canadian indie rock group Tenacity releases second album Broken Silence, Ray Harvey participates as engineer, the album sold more than 3000 units independently in Canada, in 1996 released in South Africa, where reached #2 on the modern rock charts
1995 December 12th
Tuesday
George Criston and Ray Harvey resurface under the name Criston / Harvey with the record called Natural Progression
1996 Ray Harvey masters the album Life's A Gamble of the group Pokerface
1996 Ray Harvey masteres the album Blueprint For Xcess of the group Project X, George Criston participates as vocalist
1996 released first Tim Lawson's CD The Quiet Canadian produced and engineered by Raymond Arthur Harvey, Ray also participated as guitar player and backing vocalist (re-released on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 by Orchard)
1996 November 17
Sunday
released Rick Tippe CD Get Hot Or Go Home produced,engineered, mixed and mastered by Ray Harvey
1997 George Criston participates in recording Don Wolf's album Making Changes
1998 Ray Harvey produced and engineered Rick Tippe's album Shiver 'n' Shake
1999 Rick Tippe releases Stampede Strut album (Ray Harvey participates on the album as producer)
1999 released Nick Gilder's album Longtime Coming, on which participated Raymond Arthur Harvey as guitarist and enginner
1999 June 6
Sunday
British Columbia Country Music Association honours for the year 1999 go to Ray Harvey for his work on Rick Tippe album - Shiver 'n' Shake as recording engineer and producer (together with Chris Rolin)
1999 November 16
Tuesday
released second (in Europe, for Canadian market released on Tuesday, September 12th, 2000) Tim Lawson's CD The Right Way On produced and engineered by Ray Harvey, Ray also participated as guitar player and backing vocalist
2000 October 24
Tuesday
Song Haus Music/Rewind Records releases remastered Vices CD in the USA (in Europe released on October 6 via Rewind/Select-O-Hits)
2001 January 9
Tuesday
Tim Lawson releases only in Canada) mini-album Lest We Forget produced and engineered by Ray Harvey, Ray also participates as guitar player and backing vocalist
2001 February 13th
Tuesday
Song Haus Music/Rewind Records releases remastered Welcome To The Club CD
2001 article about Kick Axe appears in Italian Metal Force magazine No. 7 (February/March) and No. 8 (April/May) in Metal Memory section
INFO 2001 May interview with Brian Gillstrom and Larry Gillstrom conducted by Bryan Reesman, published at Knac Pure Rock website
2001 June 7
Thursday
Escape Music (UK) releases first CD of the Canadian rock band Paradise entitled Light The Fire with George Criston as a lead vocalist
2001 Victor Langen resides in Germany (Europe)
2001 George Criston actually works as a technician with several acts under the Nettwerk Communications label (including Sarah McLachlan), where also works Dan Frasier, former Kick Axe road manager
2001 Larry Gillstrom graduates from the BCIT Advanced Software Development Program with honors, currently works as a senior software developer and computer programmer for a company called Basis Applied Technologies as the lead architect on FAR 3D Engine project. He also owns software development company called Amber Interactive Inc. and is currently writing, producing and performing songs with singer & songwriter Laurel Aura ('Letting Go', 'Somewhere Out There')
2001 October 3
Wednesday
Raymond Arthur Harvey starts pre-production of Taylor James' studio album, recording is due to wrap up in December, with the release of the new album scheduled for January 2002, album will feature a pop style of music, with influences from Sheryl Crow, Chantal Kreviazuk and Fiona Apple
2002 February 1
Friday
Kick Axe reunites with a plan on recording a new studio album which features the return of Ray Harvey on guitar and Gary Langen on vocals, the line up for this album is: Gary Langen - vocals and additional drums, Larry Gillstrom - guitars and vocals, Raymond Harvey - guitars and vocals, Brian Gillstrom - drums and vocals, Victor Langen - bass and vocals, George Criston is not available due to prior commitments with Dido and Sarah McLachlan
2002 February 12
Monday
Tim Lawson releases his fourth album Please No Talking produced and engineered by Ray Harvey, Ray also participated as guitar player and backing vocalist
2002 George Criston is currently working with a singer Avril Lavigne (born 1985 in Napanee, Ontario, Canada), helping out and giving voice lessons
2002 May 21
Tuesday
released soundtrack for the Canadian movie Fubar which includes cover of Heavy Metal Shuffle performed by Gob, with guest vocal by George Criston
2002 June 1
Saturday
Kick Axe signs production deal with Amber Interactive Inc. for the new album Kick Axe IV, it is to be released worldwide through various labels and distributors, the planned release date is early 2004
2002 June article about Paradise (George Criston on lead vocals) in German AOR, hard rock and metal magazine Rock It! Volume 6
2002 pre-production of the first five songs for the new Kick Axe album has been done !!! - see interview with Larry Gillstrom for Headbangerz Ballz
2002 August 14
Wednesday
Escape Music (UK) releases first selftitled album of the Canadian band Fury, produced by Larry Gillstrom with contribution of George Criston (backing vocals)
2002 November 1
Friday
starts the recording of new album in the Elfin Stone Studio, the plan is to record 14 new, original songs for the album
2002 November Tim Lawson releases Lest We Forget II mini-album (Ray Harvey participates on the album)
2003 January 1
Wednesday
Taylor James releases Can I Try You On album with the participation of Ray Harvey as guitar player, arranger, editor and co-producer
2003 January 6
Monday
On The Road To Rock video appeares in the VH1 Classic Metal Mania show
2003 March 1
Saturday
Rock The World video appeares on the Much More Music Power Hour
2003 March 13
Thursday
Transformers: The Movie DVD released by Australian company Madman
2003 April 1
Tuesday
released Foot In Mouth Disease album of the Canadian rockers Gob, on the Canadian only special 2 CD/DVD edition was issued cover of Kick Axe song Heavy Metal Shuffle with guest appearance of George Criston
2003 Ray Harvey participates as a member of the Havoc band (including Dave Campbell - vocals, guitar, James Odey - drums, Clayton O'Howe - bassguitar) and the Be Bop Blues Band (including Susan Rankin - vocals, Clayton O'Howe - bassguitar, James Odey - drums), professional musicians from Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Ray Harvey with Havoc
2003 May 19
Monday
On The Road To Rock video appeares in the VH1 Classic Metal Mania show
2003 July 15
Tuesday
short article entitled The Return Of Kick Axe appeares in the Brazilian magazine Roadie Crew No. 54
2003 July 16
Wednesday
short article entitled The Return Of Kick Axe appeares at the Interia server from Poland, Europe
2003 October 1
Wednesday
Amber Interactive Inc. forms an independent record label in Canada, the Elfin Stone Music
2003 December 4
Thursday
The Official Kick Axe Website goes online
INFO 2004 January Tim Lawson Band releases a compilation album Lovesongs co-produced and engineered by Ray Harvey
2004 April 13
Tuesday
MTM Music announces signing of new Kick Axe album
2004 May 3
Monday
Tim Lawson and the band releases So Many Stories album with participation Of Ray Harvey
2004 May 12
Wednesday
Amber Interactive has successfully negotiated a licensing agreement with the Song Haus Music label for manufacturing and distribution of the new Kick Axe IV album in the United States, Song Haus music is the label that re-issued the first two Kick Axe albums on CD in 2001 under the Rewind/Sony label, Song Haus Music will release the album on September 7th, 2004
2004 May 17
Monday
Amber Interactive signs an agreement with Distribution Fusion III for manufacturing and distribution of the new Kick Axe IV album in Canada, the deal comes about after Peter Budge, a long-time Kick Axe friend who worked with the band at CBS during the eighties, introduces Fusion3 president Jim West to the band and their new album, the album will is to be released in Canada on the Elfin Stone label and is scheduled for a street date of September 7th
2004 May 25
Tuesday
Larry Gillstrom: "Things are falling into place quite well for North America. The mastering is now complete. We used Craig Wadell at Gotham City studio, he is considered one of the best in this part of the world, and he did a great job. I'm just trying to raise enough money for our video production and the US publicist. Yes, the 6th of September is confirmed. I expect to have the final artwork and the master recording to you by the first week of June."
2004 May 25
Tuesday
Rick Tippe releases The Best Of Rick Tippe album (Ray Harvey participates on the album as producer)
2004 July 1
Thursday
Chip Ruggieri (Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Scorpions) has joined the Kick Axe team as the publicist for the new album Kick Axe IV, although Chip Ruggieri has been helping out behind the scenes for several months, Kick Axe has now officially retained Chipster Entertainment to handle publicity and promotion in North America
INFO 2004 August German AOR-Hard Rock-Metal Magazine Rock It! issue 23 releases story of Kick Axe
2004 August 8
Sunday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe acts as headliner at the Buffalo Days Exhibition at the Molson Grandstand Stage, Confederation Park, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, supported by Queen City Kids, first concert after the re-union of the band
INFO 2004 August/September interview with Larry Gillstrom and review of Kick Axe IV album appears in Melodic Rock Fanzine, Issue 4
2004 September 6
Monday
MTM Music releases the Kick Axe IV album in Europe
2004 September 7
Tuesday
Songhaus Music releases the Kick Axe IV album in the USA and Elfin Stone Music in Canada, there is a plan to release the album in South America through Brazilian MNF Music
2004 September 19
Sunday
Kick Axe gets deal with MNF Music for distribution in South America, Amber Interactive has signed an agreement with MNF Music for manufacturing and distribution of Kick Axe in South America, the deal came about after Sam Jaisingh of MNF Music contacted Elfin Stone Music about working together to cross-promote and distribute acts from Brazil and Canada
2004 September 29
Wednesday
Hardrock Haven exclusive interview with Larry Gillstrom covers everything from Kick Axe partying with Helix and Killer Dwarfs, to financial and emotional strife in the band, touring with Judas Priest, taking off 18 years between projects, concert tour across Canada and USA in fall 2004 and spring 2005, plan to release DVD and live album from concert tour in 2005, writing new material for studio album
INFO 2004 October 16
Saturday
interview with Larry Gillstrom at the Melodick Hard Rock Today
INFO 2004 October 18
Monday
interview with Victor Langen at That's So Metal
INFO 2004 November 4
Thursday 7:00 PM
Kick Axe comeback show and release party for Kick Axe IV album at the Mesa Luna Club, 1926 W. Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, support act Catapult
INFO 2004 November 7
Sunday
interview with Larry Gillstrom at the Heavy Metal Resource
INFO 2004 November 9
Tuesday
review of Kick Axe Mesa Luna Club gig at the Metal-Rules
INFO 2004 November 14
Sunday
article Kick Axe Comes Home Again appears in the Regina Sun by Andrew Matte
2004 November 16
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Kick Axe live at the Silverado's, Canad Inns - Garden City, 2100 McPhillips at Jefferson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (support acts: TDH and Labyrinth)
INFO 2004 November 16
Tuesday
interview with Larry Gillstrom at the Metal Sludge
2004 November 17
Wednesday
Kick Axe live at the Pump Road House, 641 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, Saskatchewan
2004 November 18
Thursday
Kick Axe live at the Roxy, 834B Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (support act Under the Covers)
INFO 2004 November 19
Friday
interview with Victor Langen for Quintessence Metal Webzine
INFO 2004 November article about Kick Axe appears in Interviews & Features part of the UK Power Play magazine, issue 61
INFO 2004 December article about Kick Axe appears in bimonthly melodic rock magazine Fireworks (December 2004-January 2005, issue 18)
INFO 2005 February 16
Wednesday
interview with Victor Langen posted at the Music-Rock (Houston, Texas, USA based)
2005 April Metal Mayhem Music (USA) releases album Crime Of Love of the newcomers Bitter Suite with lead vocals by George Criston and mixing work of Ray Harvey
INFO 2005 May interview with Larry Gillstrom posted at the Concreteweb
INFO 2005 May interview with Kick Axe posted at the Great Nothing
INFO 2005 May interview with Larry Gillstrom and Kick Axe IV album review posted at the Power Packer magazine, No. 15, May/June 2005
2005 May Victor Langen starts side project called Snake Eyes Seven together with vocalist/guitarist Daniel Nargang (Into Eternity), guitarist Cole Stevens (Wrathchild) and drummer/percussionist Johnny Bland (Love Hunter, Bob Rock produced material)

Victor Langen and Danny Nargang as members of Snake Eyes Seven
2005 July 25
Monday
MTM Music releases Rock The World CD re-issue in Europe
2005 July 26
Tuesday
Elfin Stone Music releases Rock The World CD re-issue in Canada
2005 September short info about Kick Axe appears in Short Cuts in UK Power Play magazine, issue 70
INFO 2005 September 8
Thursday
interview with Victor Langen posted at the Metal Rules
INFO 2005 November 1
Tuesday
Collector's Guide Publishing, Burlington, Ontario, Canada releases The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal, Volume 2: The Eighties by Martin Popoff with a review of Vices album
INFO 2005 November 29
Tuesday
Tim Lawson and the band releases At A Loss For Words album with the participation of Ray Harvey
2006 January 25
Wednesday
Snake Eyes Seven (with Victor Langen) participates in the 4th Annual 104.9 WOLF/Casino Regina Extreme Band Slam Finals with Stillseed and Holler (Casino Regina Show Lounge, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
INFO 2006 Retrospect Records (USA) releases the Young Gun CD Bite The Bullet formerly recorded in 1989 and produced by Larry Gillstrom
2006 November 20
Monday
Snake Eyes Seven signs to Chavis Records and launches the official website
INFO 2007 March 1
Thursday
Victor Langen gives interview to Martin Popoff for his book Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers
INFO 2007 April 30
Monday
Victor Langen and Snake Eyes Seven release debut album Snake Eyes Seven
2007 May 10-12
Thursday-Saturday
Snake Eyes Seven takes part at the Milwaukee Metalfest XIX in Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
2007 May 13
Sunday
Snake Eyes Seven takes part at the Pure Metal Show (One Night Only) in Legends, 701 West Lake Street, Addison, Illinois, USA, together with Chicago Prog Metal locals Sacred Dawn and Mindwarp Chamber and a Texas based Prog Metal band Azrael's Bane
2007 July 15
Sunday 7:30 PM
Snake Eyes Seven performs live at the Knitting Factory Old Office Bar/Club, 74 Leonard Street, New York, NY, USA, with Path Aesthetic and Bulshaveks
2007 July 17
Tuesday 8:00 PM
Snake Eyes Seven performs live at the Milestone Club, Charlotte, North Caroline, USA, with Dead Men Dreaming and SkinKage
INFO 2007 December 1
Saturday
ECW Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada releases Martin Popoff's book Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers (An Illustrated History)
2009 Danny Nargang (previously of Snake Eyes Seven, Into Eternity) joins Kick Axe as a permanent replacement at the position of lead singer
2009 August 1
Saturday 8:30 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Rockin' The Fields Festival, Lake Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada with Edgar Winter, Sweet, Nick Gilder, The Odds, Wild T, Automan & more
2009 August 2
Sunday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Geraldton Music Jamboree, MacLeod Provincial Park, Geraldton, Ontario, Canada with Nazareth
INFO 2010 January 28
Thursday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Silverado's, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Queen City Kids
INFO 2010 January 29
Friday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Casino Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Queen City Kids
INFO 2010 January 30
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Deerfoot Casino, Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Queen City Kids
INFO 2010 April 17
Saturday
Jason Saulnier interviews Victor Langen about the history of Kick Axe and the recording session of Vices album, Streetheart, Judas Priest, Johnny Crash, Carlos Cavazo, Nazareth, hit single Heavy Metal Shuffle and White Hot - An All Out Metal Assault compilation
2010 August 7
Saturday
Kick Axe live performance at the Regina Fair, Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Headpins and Kenny Shields & Streetheart
INFO 2011 July 15
Friday
Kick Axe live performance at the 1st Annual Sturgis North All Make Motorcycle Rally, Music Festival and Tradeshow, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, turn-out up to 20.000
2011 July 18
Monday
interview with Victor Langen at the Up Close and Personal radio talk show
INFO 2011 November 5
Saturday 9:30 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 35 Street Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Queen City Kids
2011 November 25
Friday
Kick Axe live performance at the Riderville Grey Cup Party, Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre West, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada;
INFO 2012 January 13
Friday) 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Casino Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Helix
INFO 2012 August 23
Thursday 9:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Winger
INFO 2013 August 10
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the OAK, Canadhotel, 826 Regent Ave W, Transcona, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
INFO 2013 August 29
Thursday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1880 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
INFO 2013 September 14
Saturday
Dundurn Press releases Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes (ISBN 978-1-45970-709-2), a book by Sean Kelly. The title documents the glories and struggles of Canada's hard rock and heavy metal heroes in the 80s and early 90s, drawing on interviews with members of the bands that made that chapter of Canada's music history so memorable for its fans. Metal On Ice includes interviews with members of Anvil, Voivod, Brighton Rock, Helix, Coney Hatch, Kick Axe, Sven Gali, Slik Toxik and many others
INFO 2013 October 29th
Tuesday
Coalition Music releases Metal on Ice: Tunes from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes, the companion EP to Sean Kelly's book Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes, includes cover of Kick Axe's On the Road to Rock
2014 January 14
Tuesday
Wounded Bird Records reissues on CD Vices and Welcome To The Club albums
INFO 2014 June 21
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Century Casino, 13103 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, opening for Lee Aaron
INFO 2014 August 15
Friday
Voyageur Press releases The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade (ISBN 978-0760345467), a book by Martin Popoff. The title encompasses the roots of glam, features the observations of dozens of musicians, producers, promoters, label execs, and hangers-on in examining hair metal's rise and fall, including Kick Axe among others
INFO 2014 October 1
Wednesday
starts the Raines Music Academy (436 Martindale Road, Parksville, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) with Gary Langen as head instructor, drums & vocals teacher and Ray Harvey as acoustic & electric guitars teacher
INFO 2014 November 22
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 11500 35 Street South East, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with Goddo, Helix
2015 January 18
Sunday 1:00 PM
radio talk show with Brian Gillstrom, Dean Zurowski and Dave McCann hosted by John Jeff Brandyberry of Diminished Pitch Entertainment and Willy " The Beast" Forrest at blogtalkradio.com
INFO 2015 June 12
Friday 8:00 PM
Ray Harvey live performance with Beverley McKeen Band at Char's Landing, 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2015 August 8
Saturday
Danny Nargang and Kip Winger live performance at the Venue Nightclub, 881 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2015 August 22
Saturday 4:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Rock the River festival, Delta Bessborough Gardens, 601 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, with Saga, Kenny Shields & Streethart, Mark Farner
INFO 2015 October 17
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Casino Century Showroom, 13103 Fort Road North West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with Harlequin
INFO 2016 March 18
Friday
Ray Harvey with Beverley McKeen, Andy Okell, Sheldon Bordal live performance at Silver Bridge Inn, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2016 April 29
Friday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at Dakota Dunes Casino, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with Helix
INFO 2016 April 30
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at Casino Regina Show Lounge, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with Helix
INFO 2016 May 6
Friday 9:00 PM
Ray Harvey with Beverley McKeen, Andy Okell, Sheldon Bordal live performance at the Cobblestone Pub, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2016 May 27
Friday 8:00 PM
Ray Harvey with Beverley McKeen, Andy Okell live performance at the Shipyard, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2016 June 24
Friday
the classic albums Vices and Welcome To The Club are now available at digital service providers for streaming and download
INFO 2016 July 30
Saturday
Ray Harvey with Lance Lapointe, RJ Fraser, Jack Gundarson live performance at Sunfest festival, Laketown Ranch, Lake Cowichan, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2016 August 12
Friday 6:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Rock the Lake festival, Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, with Prism, Loverboy
2016 November 10
Thursday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Club Regent Casino, Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with Helix
2016 November 21
Monday
Rock Candy re-issues the first three Kick Axe albums: Vices, Welcome to the Club and Rock the World
INFO 2016 November 25
Friday 6:30 PM
Ray Harvey with Beverley McKeen live performance at Saltair Pub, Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada
2016 December 9
Friday 10:00 PM
Ryan Trush interviewing Victor Langen in Lipstick and Leather on LU Radio - CILU 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
INFO 2017 January 20
Friday 9:00 PM
Ray Harvey with Eagle Eyes live performance at the Tally-Ho Bar, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2017 March 31-April 14 & 28
Ray Harvey with Bipolar Bear live performance at the Rod & Gun Bar, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2017 April 2
Sunday
Ray Harvey live performance with Beverley McKeen, John Dryden, Andy Okell at the Duncan Showroom, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
2017 April 14
Friday
High Roller Records releases Infernal Majesty - No God record with participation of Daniel Nargang
INFO 2017 May 6
Saturday 7:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Century Casino Showroom, 13103 Fort Road North West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with Helix
INFO 2017 June 4
Sunday
Ray Harvey live performance with Eagle Eyes at the Summerland Actionfest in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
INFO 2017 July 14
Friday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City, 2100 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with Helix
INFO 2017 August 11
Friday 6:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at CannaFest Classic Rock 3-day Festival, Central Avenue & 19th Street, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada; with Mad Dog, Shavers Bench, Radio Freak, Saga, Harlequin, Trooper
INFO 2017 August 19
Saturday 8:00 PM
Kick Axe live performance at 2nd Annual Cars & Guitars Medicine Hat's Classic Rock Festival at the Canalta Centre, 2802 Box Springs Way North West, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; with Loverboy