W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES, ARMORED SAINT TO SUPPORT ALONG WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER FOR SELECT DATES

W.A.S.P. will embark on its first U.S. tour in a decade this fall. The tour will coincide the band’s 40th anniversary and will include support from Armored Saint and Michael Schenker on select shows.

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless stated, “For over 10 years we have not toured on U.S. soil. But starting October 28th, 2022… we return. 10 years I’d want, 10 years I’ve cussed, 10 years I’d lust to return…. To my homeland… and be a Wild Child, a Love Machine, to be Blind in Texas, On Your Knees and Headless.”

Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, who have been in the band 26 years and 18 years, respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, they will take the band and the fans back to where it all started, complete with the stage show extravaganza that many fans never saw live.

Lawless added, “So join me and the band, and very special guests Armored Saint as we celebrate W.A.S.P. 40th-anniversary tour… Back in the U.S… Back to the Beginning.

I’m gonna scream, c’ause I wanna feed, ’cause I wanna bleed, ’cause I Wanna Be Somebody.

W.A.S.P. 40th-anniversary tour… Back in the U.S… Back to the beginning.”

W.A.S.P. 2022 U.S tour dates with Armored Saint:

Oct. 29 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove 
Oct. 30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater 
Oct. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater 
Nov. 2 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (w/ Michael Schenker) 
Nov. 3 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavillion (w/ Michael Schenker) 
Nov. 4 – San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena (w/ Michael Schenker) 
Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory (w/ Michael Schenker) 
Nov. 6 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater (w/ Michael Schenker) 
Nov. 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater 
Nov. 10 – Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center 
Nov. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s 
Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater 
Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater 
Nov. 16 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live 
Nov. 17 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater 
Nov. 18 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater 
Nov. 19 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak 
Nov. 20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater 
Nov. 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 
Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater 
Nov. 26 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live 
Nov. 29 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater 
Nov. 30 – Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs 
Dec. 2 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater 
Dec. 3 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater 
Dec. 5 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater 
Dec. 7 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater 
Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency

Few bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll have ever incited the love, the hate, the raw emotional effect this band has had on the world. From the very beginning, in the small venues of Los Angeles, California, and later to the numerous countries worldwide that banned these winged assassins from performing live, the band’s unique style of shock and rock caused religious organizations, local city councils, parliaments, and the Washington D.C. Senate to hold hearings in an effort to bar this group from selling records and trashing stages everywhere they played.

The band’s founding member, Blackie Lawless, has led the group as its lead vocalist and primary songwriter since its beginning. His unique brand of visual, social and political comment took the group to worldwide heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold-out shows across the globe for four decades.

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  • Medved on

    If this were a reunion tour, then maybe. But W.A.S.P. as it is now, I’ll pass on it.


  • Rattlehead on

    How awesome that Blackie Lawless will allow Armored Saint to open the shows and blow his band off the stage every night.


  • jeff weaver on

    Promoters really sticking there neck out and taking a big risk on this one!
    Too bad Wendy O. Williams isn’t alive. She would have been a suitable opener.
    I can’t think of a wasp song I actually care to hear again…


  • robert davenport on

    I agree with all the above comments ,plus I hear they are also using tracks and lip syncing –


    • Rattlehead on

      Robert, you heard correctly…..Blackie does indeed lip sync. I plan to attend a show, but only to see Armored Saint perform.


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