ANGEL AND STARZ TEAM UP FOR “SPIRIT OF ’76′” APRIL TOUR DATES
After a successful run of tour dates in December in support of its first new album in decades, Risen, seminal rock band Angel will now tour more extensively in the United States with the Spirit Of ’76 2020 tour. Beginning in April, the bill also features Starz, the American metal band that served as a major inspiration for such global luminaries as Bon Jovi Mötley Crüe and Twisted Sister, Angel will also be part of the Rock Legends Cruise in February alongside such heavyweights as Roger Daltrey, Sebastian Bach, Robby Kriegerand more. In early April, Angel returns to Japan for a series of shows.
Angel is an American rock band from Washington, D.C. Discovered by Gene Simmons of KISS and then signed to Casablanca Records, Angel came to be known for its elaborate stage show and all-white costumes. For Casablanca, Angel released six albums and toured non-stop playing American arenas with such global superstars as Aerosmith, Rush, Journey, Styx, Ted Nugent and more. They even headlined two nights at Japan’s legendary Budokan. Angel appeared on the television shows American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, The Midnight Special and in the film Foxes.
Fast-forward to 2019 and Angel reunited to release a brand new album, Risen. Issued on October 4th via Cleopatra Records, Risen has received rave reviews from the press, with Classic Rock declaring the album to be “packed with heavenly hooks and harmonies.”
Angel features original bandmembers Punky Meadows (lead guitar) and Frank Dimino(lead vocals) along with Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), Charlie Calv (keyboards), Billy Orrico (drums) and Steve Ojane (bass guitar).
Angel Spirit Of ’76 tour dates with Starz:
Apr. 24 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
Apr. 25 – Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
Apr. 26 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Apr. 29 – New York, NY @ Iridium
4 dates = a tour?
A micro mini tour?
I am one of the fans of angel who saw them in their heyday and love their music and their showmanship , I saw starz as well , I thought they were pretty good , but they only had IMO a couple of really good songs cherry baby being my favorite , Ive seen recent clips of them and they do not sound good at all and look ancient other than the new guys – angel on the other hand sounds almost better than they did in the 70’s frank dimino’s voice is still incredible, frank and punky still look great and they can still deliver a helluva show even without the special effects- I really hope they come to my neck of the woods , but from what iv’e seen they are not coming to the Detroit area , mostly Europe and a few shows close to their home base , too bad, there are a lot of angel fans in the Midwest every time they played in my town the arena was packed –