'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford is rumored to be playing a warm-up show for her upcoming Rocklahoma appearance on July 7 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. According to the venue's web site, the LITA FORD "tribute" act KISS ME DEADLY is scheduled to perform that night featuring "a very, very special guest." Opening the concert is PSYCHIC DRIVE.
Lita Ford recently signed a deal with Coallier Entertainment, the New York-based company whose list of clients includes such artists as TWISTED SISTER and SEBASTIAN BACH.
In a statement released in late March by Lita Ford stated regarding her comeback performance at Rocklahoma: "It's been way too long since I've rocked a crowd. Broke out my axe and turned it up loud. Always in my heart forever in my soul. On July 11th I'm gonna rock 'n' roll. At Rocklahoma I'll hit the stage with thousands of you maniacs. Close My Eyes Kiss Me Deadly can't forget the leather pants!"
Rocklahoma festival will be held July 9-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. TRIUMPH and EXTREME are among the bands reuniting with all or most of their original lineups for this year's festival, which will also feature sets from NIGHT RANGER, CINDERELLA, Bret Michaels, TESLA, ARMORED SAINT, L.A. GUNS and many more. More than 85 bands in all will perform on three giant stages throughout the five days with several more big names to be added in the coming weeks.