KINGDOM COME CELEBRATES DEBUT ALBUM WITH 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR  

Hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in 1987 and was quickly signed to Polydor Records. They released their first single Get It On which had a stranglehold on AOR radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American Monsters of Rock”Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as Get It On and What Love Can Be helping the band to sell two million debut albums worldwide.

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.

Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!”

Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album, In Your Face.

Kingdom Come 30th anniversary tour dates:

September:

27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver

October:

3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub

***more dates to be added

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  • James K. on

    I saw them open the Monsters Of Rock show at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in 1988. I still have the ticket stubs (I save all my concert ticket stubs). Kingdom Come…I don’t know why they were there. They weren’t bad, lots of people seemed to enjoy their set. But Metallica was next and I think people forgot about Kingdom Come about halfway through Metallica’s opening song. There were tons of bands I think would have been a better opening act, most notably Guns ‘N Roses.


  • T on

    The original Greta Van Fleet?


  • Taskerofpuppets on

    I saw them as well at the RFK, DC & Memphis, TN shows back in 88′. They were the second reason I was going save for VH. I certainly forgot about Kingdom Come the moment METALLICA opened up with Creeping Death. I’ve become a devotee of the greatness that is METALLICA ever since. So, I guess I’d have to say, thanks Kingdom Come and Van Halen for opening my mind to Metallica and thrash genre’.


  • Charles Clinchot on

    They were the opening act for monsters of rock at Giant stadium NJ in 88 there was hardly anybody in the stadium when they played. I didn’t pay much attention to the but by the time Mettalica come on the stadium was packed, everyone went nuts by the end of their set just as Scorpions came on and started playing countdown a wall of garbage came raining down from the upper levels by then it was Kingdome Who?
    My first concert oh what concert it was Mettalica Scorpions Dokken and Van Halen
    And price of ticket cheap compared to today


    • Dana on

      Charles,

      We stayed in the parking lot until their set ended. But of course, we ran in to see Metallica and Dokken, unfortunately, the sound was AWFUL. We didn’t stay to see Van Halen, either-LOL!!!

      D 🙂


  • craig on

    These guys are far from a one great record band!! I have their first seven cds. I cant say enough about how great the songs are on all these cds! These guys are one of the most overlooked bands ever. Their first one is just classic. In Your Face in a real rocker. Hands of Time is a little more mellow but some great song writing. Their fourth Bad Image is more of a Lenny Wolf solo cd. Twilight cruiser is probably a peak for this band. Great great songs! Independent is when they start getting more harder rocking out. If you dont have their cds, you are for sure missing out on some great music!! Nothing like Zep.


    • Tyger of Pan Tang on

      Completely agree with you Craig … I got a greatest hits collection of theirs on a whim and was deeply impressed. Lots of creative songwriting, solid playing.

      Thanks for the tips about the later albums, as I don’t have some. I gotta get one of those belt buckles Lenny wears.


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