June 6th, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most infamous, notorious, controversial heavy metal bands in the world… W.A.S.P. So join W.A.S.P. for this very special 40th-anniversary world tour that kicks off in Milan, Italy on March 18th, 2022. This first leg of dates will see the band hit Italy, Spain, Ireland, North Ireland, United Kingdom, Scotland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria. More dates and a U.S. tour will be announced.

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless states about the tour, “For the W.A.S.P. 40th-anniversary world tour, we’re going back to the beginning. We’re taking the show back to where it all started. Complete with all the fire and all the blood that shocked the world the first time. We only did this type of show on the first world tour and never did it again…until now! I’m gonna scream and I’m gonna bleed, ’cause I wanna be somebody! We’re taking everybody back…back to the beginning.”

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, parlaments, 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.

Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles PriesterLawless 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.

W.A.S.P. 40 Years Live world tour 2022:

Mar. 18 – Milan, Live Club 
Mar. 19 – Padova, Padova Hall 
Mar. 23 – Bilbao, Santana 27 
Mar. 24 – Murcia, Sala Gamma 3 
Mar. 25 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1 
Mar. 26 – Madrid, La Riviera 
Mar. 30 – Dublin, Vicar St. 
Mar. 31 – Belfast, Ulster Hall 
Apr. 1 –  Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill 
Apr. 2 –  Manchester, Academy 
Apr. 3 –  Nottingham, Rock City 
Apr. 5 –  Glasgow, O2 Academy 
Apr. 6 –  Newcastlee, O2 City Hall 
Apr. 7 –  Bristol, O2 Academy 
Apr. 8 –  London, Rou-House 
Apr. 9 –  Eindhoven, Effenaar 
Apr. 10 – Copenhagen, Amager Bio 
Apr. 12 – Malmö, Moriskan 
Apr. 13 – Huskvarna, Folkets Park 
Apr. 14 – Sundsvall, Sporthallen 
Apr. 15 – Umeå, Idun 
Apr. 16 – Oulu, Teatria 
Apr. 17 – Tampere, Pakkahuone 
Apr. 18 – Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo 
Apr. 20 – Gävle, Gasklockan 
Apr. 21 – Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet 
Apr. 22 – Örebro, Conventum 
Apr. 23 – Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken 
Apr. 25 – Oslo, Rockefeller 
Apr. 28 – Stockholm, Stora Fållan 
Apr. 29 – Norrköping, Arbis 
Apr. 30 – Gothenburg, Trädgårn 
May 1 –  Bremen, Aladin 
May 2 –  Mannheim, Capitol 
May 4 –  Saarbrücken, Garage 
May 5 –  Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle 
May 7 –  Geiselwind, Music Halle 
May 8 –  Munich, Backstage Werk 
May 17 – Bucharest, Arenele Romane 
May 18 – Sofia, Universidada Sports Hall

15 Responses

  1. Rattlehead, Rik Fox was never in W.A.S.P., he never named the band…he’s not telling the truth, and neither is anybody else, Randy included. Those are test shots taken for his audition..if the image didn’t work then the audition was over…if it did, they proceeded to the next phase. This was the ’80s, image was that important. He didn’t make it past phase two and he got ahold of the test shots. That’s the truth, and you can say or think whatever you want.

    1. Shannon, Rik Fox was indeed in WASP and he played bass on their first demo “Master of Disaster” before Chris Holmes was even in the band. Rik Fox’s time with the band was brief, but he was indeed in WASP and came up with the WASP moniker after it changed from the moniker Sister.

    2. There’s a picture out there of the original band from 1982. Google images: W.A.S.P. 1982. The picture has Blackie, Randy Piper, Tony Richards and…..Rik Fox! Go see for yourself.

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