You could be part of a W.A.S.P. book! Do you have W.A.S.P. photos, flyers, posters, ticket stubs, magazine covers, newspaper/magazine ads, promotional items? Did you meet the band? Do you have a tattoo, fan art?
W.A.S.P. is putting together a book to include in their upcoming box set and want to see what you have to maybe include it in the book. Head over to W.A.S.P’s Contact Page and send them a message with a link to what you have. They will take a look at everything submitted and will be in touch.
“June 6, 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the band that has rocked and shocked, thrashed, trashed and blasted its way into shock and roll history. Your band, the world’s band… my band W.A.S.P.,” states an update from Blackie Lawless.
To celebrate, the band will embark on their first U.S tour in a decade and take fans back through 40 years of madness. Coming along for the trek are L.A.’s Armored Saint, who are also celebrating their 40th Anniversary. And as a special treat, Michael Schenker will appear on the Texas and Tulsa shows.
Blackie Lawless commenting on the US tour, “For over 10 years we have not toured on U.S. soil. But starting Oct. 28th, 2022… we return. 10 years I’d want, 10 years I’ve cussed, 10 years I’d lust to return…. To my home land… and be a Wild Child, a Love Machine, to be Blind in Texas, On Your Knees and Headless.”
Joined by bassist Mike Duda, and Doug Blair whose time in the band is 26 and 18 years, 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
Blackie concludes: “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 US…. Back to the Beginning. I’m gonna scream, cause I wanna feed, cause I wanna bleed, cause I Wanna Be Somebody. W.A.S.P. 40th Anniversary Tour… Back in the US…. Back to the Beginning.”
Armored Saint vocalist John Bush states, “Armored Saint is totally pumped to be the special guest on the upcoming 40th anniversary tour of W.A.S.P. This tour will take us back to our fond memories of sharing the stage together with W.A.S.P. at the Troubadour in Hollywood where it all began in 1982. We’re also excited to be playing tunes from our last record, Punching The Sky, since we haven’t done any shows since its release in 2020. Old schoolers, I expect you there! New schoolers, we want you there! It’s gonna be a blast!”
Tickets are on sale now at waspnation.com.
W.A.S.P.’s US tour dates:
29 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
30 Oct- Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
31 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
2 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Michael Schenker)
3 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavillion (with Michael Schenker)
4 – San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena (with Michael Schenker)
5 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory (with Michael Schenker)
6 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater (with Michael Schenker)
9 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10 – Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center
11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
16 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
17 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
18 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
19 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
26 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
29 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
30 – Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
2 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
3 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
5 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
7 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater
9 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
Founding member, frontman 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 4 decades. Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, 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.