STEEL PANTHER TAPPED TO OPEN FOR JUDAS PRIEST ON THEIR UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

steelpanther400 Steel Panther continues their musical attack on the United States this Fall playing alongside heavy metal icons Judas Priest.

The band comprised of Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia was tapped to open the upcoming North American tour for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of heavy metal. The 20 city run (with more to be added) will begin October 1st in Rochester, NY and will run through mid November wrapping up in Salt Lake City. The tour will make stops in major markets including Brooklyn, Detroit, Baltimore and Los Angeles to name a few. Fans that join the Steel Panther fan club, Fanthers Worldwide, get exclusive access to ticket pre-sales beginning, July 9th at 10am local time. Membership includes an exclusive Steel Panthert-shirt and laminate/lanyard; access to ticket pre-sales, members only Fanther Forum; access to exclusive videos, photos, contests and more. Current “Fanthers Worldwide” members can log in to their fan club membership for further information and access to presale tickets. Go to steelpantherrocks.com/login for more information. Tickets for most of the upcoming dates are on-sale Friday, July 11th and will be available via ticketmaster.com.

“I cannot believe that we are touring with Judas Priest. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall,” exclaims vocalist Michael Starr. “If you don’t buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but Metal!”

Steel Panther will be offering a limited number of VIP Experiences for each of the upcoming shows with Judas Priest. The VIP Experience will be an upgrade available to Steel Panther fans that have already purchased a ticket to the show and will consist of all of the following:
• Preshow Meet & Greet with Steel Panther
• Sexy Photo op with Steel Panther (props & costumes provided)
• Autograph signing by Steel Panther (body parts encouraged)
• Preshow VIP Host
• Priority VIP check-in
• Preshow drinks and crowd free merchandise shopping
• Exclusive Groupie Merchandise and more!

The VIP Experience goes on-sale on starting July 11th and is available via Steel Panther’s website at steelpantherrocks.com/VIP/.

Steel Panther tour dates:

July 12th Seattle, WA Chive Fest
Jul 17th Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2014
Jul 31st Wacken, GER Wacken Open Air
Aug 1st Copenhagen, DEN Refshalevej
Aug 2nd Remyre, SWE Skogsrojet
Aug 4th Bergen, NOR USF Verftet
Aug 5th Stavanger, NOR Zetlizt @ Stavanger Konserthus
Aug 7th Gavle, SWE Getaway Rock Fest
Aug 9th Eschwege, GER Open Flair Festival

Oct 1st * Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Oct 3rd * Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct 4th * Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
Oct 6th * Montreal, QUE Bell Centre
Oct 7th * Rama, ONT Casino Rama
Oct 9th * Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
Oct 10th * Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s Atlantic City
Oct 11th * Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Oct 14th * Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
Oct 15th * Allentown, PA PPL Center
Oct 17th * East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Oct 19th * Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Oct 24th * Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Oct 28th * Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
Oct 30th * Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
Nov 6th * Allen, TX Allen Event Center
Nov 10th * Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
Nov 12th * Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena
Nov 13th * Highland, CA San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
Nov 14th * Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Nov 16th * San Jose, CA City National Civic
Nov 18th * Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

Mar 6th ’15 # Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
Mar 7th ’15 # Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
Mar 9th 15 # Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
Mar 12th 15 # Wolverhampton, UK Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mar 14th 15 # London, UK Wembley Arena

* with Judas Priest
# 2015 Headline dates

Steel Panther has been on the road in support of their highest chart debut of their career, All You Can Eat. The album was released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services and stormed the top of the charts landing at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The band also garnered their third consecutive #1 album on the Top Current Comedy Charts. The album is currently available at all physical and digital retailers or can be ordered via SteelPanther.TV. All You Can Eat was produced by Jay Ruston and Steel Panther.

Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts), and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few. Steel Panther has also been seen on Dancing With The Stars, Bad Girl’s Club and most recently in a national web campaign for Warner Brothers Pictures hit film, Rock Of Ages. The band played to the largest crowd of their career this past June when they closed the Download Festival in Donnington, UK alongside Alter Bridge and Aerosmith.

For more information about Steel Panther, visit:

steelpantherrocks.com
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Comments

  1. Metal Sludge, ET article. I argee. Clown show opens…..California Breed woulda been purr-fect Batman, meow!.

    • isn’t funny how giving ones opinion when asked or telling the truth can be spun as shit talking by some? It is amazing! I recently responded to a tweet from Ozzy’s account when they tweeted out his song lyrics and said “great lyrics by Bob Daisley”. People said, “oh damn, Eddie is talking shit!”. REALLY? So we now live in an age when TELLING THE TRUTH or having an OPINION is talking shit?!? It is crazy land..

      • The truth hurts, especially when there’s money involved.

      • Michael says:

        When you speak truth about some and hold back on others, then it really is talking shit. You pick your spots to needle those you don’t like (we all do) or who will drive up your site traffic (we all would).

        • I find it amazing when people say you are talking shit when you are telling the truth. Or when people say you are talking shit when you say Steel Panther is a spoof band when that is what they ARE. Scary some people don’t get it… People also love to dwell on 2% of something you say negative but be sure to totally ignore the other 98% positive. Crazy world but so be it..

    • I don’t see how California Breed would have been better than SP. They have a couple of ok songs, but I liked the boys more when they called themselves something else and had Bonamassa playing the fiddle. It sounded like sludgy 70’s filler material to my ears and not very interesting.

      I don’t think they have much in common with Judas Priest. I’d rather see a metal band playing with Priest, but SP is pretty cool. Good music, fun guys and a great time.

  2. The Steel Insane Atomic Punks Posse is a joke to open for a tour in support of Priest’s finest album in many moons…..California Breed I feel sorry for ya blokes….it woulda been a fine fit and huge exposure over dare I say large clubs.

    • I would have liked to have seen Airbourne open.

      Dana from ET.com :)

      • Im REALLY hoping they open for AC/DC!!!! That’s my dream gig :)
        Would be cool to open for Priest as well…

        • Well Johnny, that would be the perfect match, but maybe too much alike? That is why I think they would be great opening for Priest.

          D :)

  3. Long Live the Mighty Panther!

  4. Wembley Arena…proud of the boys!

  5. James K. says:

    I still don’t like it that Steel Panther is opening. I would have rather it been a real band like Accept or Overkill. But I guess it’s not the end of the world. Besides, I’m going to see Priest, not Steel Panther. If Steel Panther put on a good show then great. But if they suck or start acting silly on stage it’ll give me time to get beer and go to the restroom.

  6. How bout Quiet Riot ’14? Steve Pearcy?Warrant? Skid Row? Vince Neal? Bas? Jack?……how bout I stop the torture by thought?

  7. Bastard says:

    Eddie, completely agree on your Daisley comments. Nice job. Re panther, Russ Parish is a sick guitarist and killed in Fight. Accept would have been cool, but this will be fng great.

  8. The Mighty Rob Halford is excited to have SP open, as well as have his old guitarist back on tour with him (Russ). Heard him during an interview yesterday talking about it (some radio station in San Fran with a really bad DJ). Don’t you DARE question the Metal God, people!! It is done!

    Speaking of Accept, they ARE already booked for their tour. They’ll be in NYC on 9/15. Gotta get my ticket soon.

    California Breed?? Um, no. Decent band. But, just…no.

  9. brian l says:

    I cant believe that the mighty Priest is taking the joke of a band Steel Panther out with them- they could’ve given that spot to a true metal band and not some cover playing joke of a band- Still-cant wait to see the Priest- Epitaph tour was amazing-Under blood red skies blew me away!

  10. Frank W says:

    I think Judas priest should have more class than picking these guys. I listened to steel panther… it’s kind of funny the first time but I try to listen to something a little more wholesome…. maybe I am just getting old.

  11. Keith H. says:

    I have been a Priest fan since British Steel and have seen them in concert 8-10 times. I have all three Steel Panther CDs and love them….saw them at M3 and at HOB Orlando. Dudes are entertaining as hell and put on a great show…. Kick ass lineup…. Got my tix for Hollywood, FL !!!

  12. Comedy charts? Ooooo Rob, please, where is the Quiet Riot ’83 type of opener in ’14?

  13. I like the new Priest & will be going to the Duluth, GA, but this is an embarrassment.

  14. JDFlyingV says:

    Megadeth would always be a good fit for a bill like this.

  15. metalmania says:

    Mmm yeah I don’t know. I’m kind of torn on this one. I DO like Steel Panther, but for obvious reasons don’t quite take them seriously – as I don’t think they’re meant to be. No doubt they’ll be fun, but I think it does “cheapen” the event as a whole. I don’t want Priest to be taken as a joke too, and you know there are some idiots who already do and will just use Steel Panther’s presence on the tour to reinforce that opinion. I’d rather see Testament or Overkill or some other long standing band (or a new one) that “deserves” the audience and also is a genuine complement to Priest. I mean no disrespect to SP, I like what they do and I “get it”, but I just don’t know that a tour with the likes of Judas Priest is the proper outlet for it. I’ve said in another post here, and call me lame if you want, but Priest is one of those multi-generational bands now that some parents might want to take their kids to experience. I wouldn’t consider taking my kids to a rock show probably under age 12 or 13 anyway, but Steel Panther is really inappropriate for under 18 lyrically (and maybe visually – I don’t know, I haven’t seen them live or any live videos yet). No, I don’t believe rock should be watered down and rated “PG” or “G”, but I would really hesitate to take a younger kid to a Steel Panther gig. I’d probably skip them intentionally and just go in late for Priest if that were my situation.

  16. Reformed UFO ’82 as the opener. Cinderella. Real deal stuff, not comedy.

  17. If they were going to have an opener that still concentrates on the sort of mindless but fun goodtime party lyrics that dominated the 80’s scene, then Priest should have given a helping hand to Kix and brought them out on tour. One listen to the new single Love You With Your Top Down, or something to that effect, will take you straight back to 1988.

  18. Yeah, Kix brought back ’88 but if you have a full house in Brooklyn paying good money, you wouldn’t want Kix, you’d want a Cinderella or a new band that really puts it out like Def Leppard ’81 when they opened fer Blackfoot when I saw them (yes Blackfoot!) at The Rainbow Music Hall in Denver.

  19. Music is supposed to evoke emotion… Laughing is ok. Lighten up. Steel Panther will do just fine.

  20. Emotion? People want bang fer their buck…let Cinderella do the noise and leave the comedy in Vegas or on the Sunset Strip. All originals kickin’ ass.

  21. Encyclopedia Metallica says:

    There’s an entire NWOTHM movement going on. A movement that’s managed to not only outlast the NWOBHM scene (79-82) vs (2007-), but match some of the top tier NWOBHM albums. And yet, Priest and their agents pick a joke parody band. Things like that are why Metal failed to come back in 2005.

    Take a look at only a few of many young bands who are more worthy of the slot. Youtube paste them:

    NWOTHM:
    Enforcer – Nightmares
    Steelwing – Full Speed Ahead
    Skull Fist – Heavier than Metal
    Night – Into the Night
    White Wizzard – Out of Control
    Rocka Rollas – Riding Wild
    Axxion – Fireheart
    Striker – It Could Be Worse
    Gypsyhawk – State Lines
    and more.

    New Wave of Glam Metal/Hard Rock
    Reckless Love – Die Hard
    Crashdiet – Native Nature
    Slam Alley – 21 Fire
    Jettblack – Raining Rock
    Airbourne – Back in the Game
    and more.

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