twistedsister640 TMZ reports:

Twisted Sister will be calling it day after one last tour, the hair metal heroes will unplug their amps in 2016.

A rep for the band tells us Dee Snider and the boys made the decision last month to call it quits — just one week before drummer A.J. Pero died from a heart attack on March 20th.

The band’s 2016 tour will be called Forty and F**k It — but before that we’re told they’ll be honoring A.J. with two tribute shows in the next few months.

The farewell tour will feature the core lineup of Dee, Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza, and Eddie Ojeda plus drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex Dream Theater and Adrenaline Mob) will handle the drumming.

On June 13th at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, Twisted Sister will host and perform at A Concert To Honor The Legendary A.J. Pero. Tickets, priced at $45 each, go on sale April 8th; further details can be found at

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  • James K. on

    Rest in peace AJ. Many thanks are in order to Twisted Sister for all the decades of metal and entertainment. May God bless all those guys. And much respect for Mike for stepping in to help them see it through to the end.

  • Medved on

    Well I admit I was somewhat surprised by this announcement, but perhaps I shouldn’t be. I’m sure like a lot of other people most expected TS to reach out to Joey “Seven” Franco, who played on the “Love Is For Suckers” album. But seeing that Portnoy is a fellow New Yorker (Long Island) it makes sense. I just hope Portnoy is committed to this tour, being that he has other projects on his plate, namely Eddie’s favorite band (outside of U.F.O.) The Winery Dogs.

    I’m also hoping TS does a full farewell world tour in 2016 and not just a handful of shows in and around the New York area. TS hasn’t done a proper tour in about 30 years. It’s time boys, especially if you’re calling quits. Give your fans one more opportunity to see you play live.

    • Eddie on

      I highly doubt there will be a full tour

    • Lorne Carter on

      True…However with so many festivals like M3 and Rocklahoma there should be a chance for diehards wanting one last serving of the SISTER to catch them within a reasonable travel distance. I’m sure they’re announcing it for 2016 to make sure they get some prime slotting on the festival circuit here and in Europe.

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