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January 9th, 2005 - The first show on Velvet Revolver's January UK and Ireland tour is at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, UK.

During January the band plays five shows in London as well as shows in Dublin, Ireland, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.

January 21st, 2005 - Tommy's 2005 North American tour starts in Fargo, ND at the House Of Rock. The tour ends on February 11th in Cedar Falls, IO.
January 26th, 2005 - It's announced that Axl has signed a publishing deal with the Sanctuary Music Group. Previously, Warner Chappell published Axl's works.

The deal covers both future material and catalogue.

February 2nd, 2005 - Velvet Revolver plays their first show in Japan at the Club Diamond Hall in Nagoya. The tour ends a week later with two shows at the Zepp in Tokyo.
February 3rd, 2005 - Dizzy's seven date East Coast tour starts in Burlington, VT.
March 19th, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's "Electric Wonderland" tour starts in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix International Raceway.

The tour ends in Miami, FL at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre on May 25th.

April 22nd, 2005 - A club in Cartersville, GA claimed Axl would play a show there.

The show was even advertised on a local radio station and the club claimed they had a signed contract with Axl. It turned out to be a hoax.

April 28th, 2005 - Richard Fortus plays the first show with German singer Nena in Europe. The tour continues in June and they also have dates in July and August. The last dates are in September.
June 3rd, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's European summer tour starts at the Zeppelinfeld in Germany. They're playing at the Rock Im Park festival. During June and July the band plays festivals as well as headlining shows and shows supporting Black Sabbath.
June 21st, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's new song "Come On Come In" from the Fantastic Four movie premieres on US radio.
July, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" is certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of two million copies in the United States.
July 2nd, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's European tour that started in June ends with an appearance at the Live 8 concert held at London's Hyde Park.

The band perform a three song set consisting of "Do It For The Kids", "Fall To Pieces" and "Slither".

Among the other acts on the same bill were U2, Madonna, Pink Floyd and The Who.

August 4th, 2005 - Velvet Revolver's last leg of their tour starts at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, MI. Matt Sorum, who had injured his hand, was replaced on this leg by Brian Tichy and Mark Schulman (shows from August 20th until September 17th). This leg of the tour included a Hurricane Katrina Relief Concert in Orlando, FL on September 6th as well as OzzFest shows (August 23rd to September 4th).
August 22nd, 2005 - MTV reports that Duff and Slash have sued Axl over publishing royalties. They accuse Axl of changing the publisher of the group's copyrighted songs without their consent and pocketing the royalties.

On August 29th, Axl's attorney stated that ASCAP (the entity that collects money for songwriters) made a clerical error and failed to appropriately divide and distribute the royalty's owed for the first quarter of 2005.

September 8th, 2005 - Dizzy Reed plays his first show on his September tour in Clifton, NJ. The East Coast tour ends on the 18th.
October 15th, 2005 - Izzy Stradlin's "Like a Dog" album that was recorded in April/May 2003 is made available by mailorder. Fans are able to order promotional copies, without artwork, of the album. Less than 1000 copies were pressed.
October 24th, 2005 - Tommy Stinson joins Soul Asylum as their bass player for three shows. On the 24th in Minneapolis, MN, on the 26th in New York, NY and on the 28th in Memphis, TN. Tommy did these shows as a tribute to their late bass player Karl Mueller.
November 16th, 2005 - Slash performs "Hey Joe" with Steve Winwood, Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox at the UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony in London, UK.
December 23rd, 2005 - Tommy plays a show with Soul Asylum at the First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.
December 31st, 2005 - Tommy plays a New Year's show with Soul Asylum at the House Of Blues in Chicago, IL while Velvet Revolver play their New Year's show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.
  

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