W.A.S.P. Announces First U.S. Tour In A Decade; ARMORED SAINT To Support
January 12, 2022
W.A.S.P. will embark on its first U.S. tour in a decade this fall. The trek will coincide the band's 40th anniversary and will include support from ARMORED SAINT and MICHAEL SCHENKER on select shows.
W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless stated: "For over 10 years we have not toured on U.S. soil. But starting October 28th, 2022… we return. 10 years I'd want, 10 years I've cussed, 10 years I'd lust to return…. To my homeland… and be a Wild Child, a Love Machine, to be Blind in Texas, On Your Knees and Headless."
Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, who have been in the band 26 years and 18 years, respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, they will take the band and the fans back to where it all started, complete with the stage show extravaganza that many fans never saw live
Lawless added: "So join me and the band, and very special guests ARMORED SAINT as we celebrate W.A.S.P. 40th-anniversary tour… Back in the U.S… Back to the Beginning.
"I'm gonna scream, c'ause I wanna feed, 'cause I wanna bleed, 'cause I Wanna Be Somebody.
"W.A.S.P. 40th-anniversary tour… Back in the U.S… Back to the beginning."
W.A.S.P. 2022 U.S tour dates with ARMORED SAINT:
Oct. 29 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove Oct. 30 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater Oct. 31 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater Nov. 02 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER) Nov. 03 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Pavillion (w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER) Nov. 04 - San Antonio, TX - Eaton Arena (w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER) Nov. 05 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory (w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER) Nov. 06 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater (w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER) Nov. 09 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater Nov. 10 - Ashwaubenon, WI - EPIC Event Center Nov. 11 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Nov. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theater Nov. 16 - Boston, MA - Big Night Live Nov. 17 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater Nov. 18 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater Nov. 19 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak Nov. 20 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater Nov. 23 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium Nov. 25 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater Nov. 26 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live Nov. 29 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theater Nov. 30 - Columbus, OH - The King Of Clubs Dec. 02 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theater Dec. 03 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theater Dec. 05 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater Dec. 07 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theater Dec. 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency
Few bands in the history of rock 'n' roll have ever incited the love, the hate, the raw emotional effect this band has had on the world. From the very beginning, in the small venues of Los Angeles, California, and later to the numerous countries worldwide that banned these winged assassins from performing live, the band's unique style of shock and rock caused religious organizations, local city councils, parliaments, and the Washington D.C. Senate to hold hearings in an effort to bar this group from selling records and trashing stages everywhere they played.
The band's founding member, Blackie Lawless, has led the group as its lead vocalist and primary songwriter since its beginning. His unique brand of visual, social and political comment took the group to worldwide heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold-out shows across the globe for four decades.
During a November 2017 press conference in Moscow, Russia, Lawless was asked what he would say to those W.A.S.P. fans who continue to call for the band to reunite with guitarist Chris Holmes. He responded: "People get divorced for certain reasons, and there's times when the kids want the parents to get back together, but sometimes it never happens. And this is one of those [times]. Sorry."