mikepornoy As previously reported, Twisted Sister has announced a farewell tour called Forty and F**k It, which will include drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex Dream Theater and Adrenaline Mob) honoring the recently departed A.J. Pero.

Portnoy said, “As a teenager growing up on Long Island in the late 70’s/early 80’s, Twister Sister were local legends to me (this was years before the rest of the world discovered them via MTV). Along with KISS and The Ramones, they are the quintessential New York band…true Empire State Rock & Roll Royalty! Almost 40 years and 10,000 gigs later, they are still one of the greatest live bands on earth and Dee Snider one of the greatest frontmen in the history of Rock. When their fallen brother AJ Pero tragically passed away last month, I didn’t hesitate a single moment when asked if I could help out with the remaining shows on their calendar. Not only because I love the band and will always be an S.M.F. at heart…but most importantly, because AJ was my friend and I want to honor his memory and the band’s legacy. It’s a strange twist of fate as AJ had stepped in and helped my old band (Adrenaline Mob) when I left…so I’m glad that I can now return the favor and help out his band in their time of need! It is my absolute honor to help out my fellow Long Island Rock & Roll Saviors, Twisted Fucking Sister!”

Twisted Sister tour dates with Mike Portnoy:

May 30th – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel
June 13th – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 19th – Halden, Norway – Tons Of Rock Festival
June 20th – Horsens, Denmark – State Prison Motorcycle Festival
June 27th – Piestany, Slovakia – TopFest
June 28th – Kavarna, Bulgaria – Kavarna Rock Festival
July 24th – Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest

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  • Sean Koepenick on

    I appreciate Mike wanting to help T.S. out but where does this put the next Winery Dogs record if he is touring with them in 2016? Maybe they are only doing a small amount of fly-ins for the last year of touring?

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