W.A.S.P. To Perform Entire Debut Album On Fall 2024 Tour; DEATH ANGEL To Support

May 28, 2024

August 17, 2024, marks the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.'s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years, play the entire album from top to bottom, start to finish, on their North American tour, dubbed "Album ONE Alive", this fall. Support on the trek will come from DEATH ANGEL and UNTO OTHERS.

Formed in 1982, W.A.S.P. is set to bring this universally acclaimed "classic" album to life. Lead vocalist Blackie Lawless says: "It was an angry record made by an angry band. It was a record that not only reflected the attitude of the band members who made it, but also a record that reflected its time." This record became a central piece of the 1980s metal scene and remains one of the best metal debut albums of all time.

Along with bassist Mike Duda and lead guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band are 29 and 26 years respectively, W.A.S.P. is joined by longtime drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester.

Lawless and company will deliver the ultimate incredible spectacle, bringing W.A.S.P.'s most colorful history to life by performing this revered album in its entirety… ONE more time… ONE last time… Album ONE Alive!

The 39-city run kicks off on Saturday, October 26 in San Luis Obispo, California, making stops across North America in Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dallas, Texas; New York City; Orlando, Florida; and more before wrapping up on Saturday, December 14 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Thursday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code "HELLION" using the ticketing links below to access tickets before the general public. General on-sale will be Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. local.

W.A.S.P. will again offer fans VIP tickets that give fans a chance to meet Blackie Lawless, get a personal photo with Blackie, autographs and take part in a very personal question-and-answer session with Blackie. VIP tickets can be purchased at waspnation.myshopify.com.

"Album ONE Alive" 2024 tour dates:

Oct. 26 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater* (buy tickets)
Oct. 28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (buy tickets)
Oct. 29 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 01 - Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 02 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory (buy tickets)
Nov. 03 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory (buy tickets)
Nov. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (buy tickets)
Nov. 05 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 07 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Nov. 08 - St Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 11 - Toronto, ON @ History (buy tickets)
Nov. 13 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS (buy tickets)
Nov. 14 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole (buy tickets)
Nov. 15 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 16 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom At Manhattan Center (buy tickets)
Nov. 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall (buy tickets)
Nov. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theater (buy tickets)
Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (buy tickets)
Nov. 21 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater (buy tickets)
Nov. 22 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Nov. 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Nov. 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live (buy tickets)
Nov. 26 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (buy tickets)
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern (buy tickets)
Nov. 29 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Nov. 30 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre (buy tickets)
Dec. 01 - Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum (buy tickets)
Dec. 03 - Little Rock, AR @ The Hall (buy tickets)
Dec. 04 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion (buy tickets)
Dec. 06 - Albuquerque, NM @ REVEL (buy tickets)
Dec. 07 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre (buy tickets)
Dec. 09 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre (buy tickets)
Dec. 10 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Dec. 11 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (buy tickets)
Dec. 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl (buy tickets)
Dec. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield** (buy tickets)
Dec. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium** (buy tickets)

* No support acts
** DEATH ANGEL not performing

Last August, Blackie underwent a successful surgery to treat two herniated discs and a broken vertebra.

Because of the extensive back injuries Lawless suffered during the European leg of W.A.S.P.'s 40th-anniversary tour, the band's previously announced 2023 U.S. tour was canceled.

W.A.S.P.'s massive European leg of the 40th-anniversary world tour wrapped on May 18, 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria at Universidada Sports Hall.

W.A.S.P. wrapped up its first U.S. tour in 10 years with a sold-out show on December 11, 2022 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. This marked the 18th sold-out shows for the U.S. tour, which kicked off in late October 2022. W.A.S.P.'s performances included the return of the band's classic song "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)", which hadn't been played live in over 15 years.

W.A.S.P.'s latest release was "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)", which came out in February 2018. It was a new version of the band's classic 1992 album "The Crimson Idol", which was re-recorded to accompany the movie of the same name to mark the 25th anniversary of the original LP's release. The re-recorded version also features four songs missing from the original album.

W.A.S.P.'s most recent studio album of all-new original material was 2015's "Golgotha".

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