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. I saw WASP for the first time before their first EP and album were released. Lots of blood and raw meat. It was a fun show.

    With Blackie now a Christian, will he perform “F- Like A Beast”? He’s on record saying he’ll never play that song again….

    Blackie is using canned tracks for his vocals nowadays, so I will pass if this show comes to the States…

  2. If they’re going back to the beginning, how’s about bring back Chris Holmes, Randy Piper, Tony Richards, Steve Riley and Johnny Rod and have them play the parts of the show for the era of the band that they performed in?

    It’s probably only money that stop it from happening.

    1. Or even bring back Rik Fox, who was in WASP in the beginning, and even came up with the band name.

  3. I saw wasp a couple of times as an opener , once for kiss, never a huge fan , but they did a great cover of I don’t need no doctor, but lip syncing is happening not a chance in H.E. double L. I’ll see that nonsense ~

  4. This is kind of exciting and all of a sudden! We should of seen a huge tour a long time ago. They have so many great cds. Top five for me are #1 Dying for the world # 2, The Last Command, #3 Inside the Electric Circus #4 Still not Black enough #5 K.F.D. Chris Holmes just released a new solo cd on 9/26/21. I would go see them for sure. I just hope their sound is good. These days you get a recording or the sound is just terrible. I can remember a couple of bands that I saw in the early 80s that their sound was so clear that you could hear every note from every band member. Twisted Sister and Krokus!

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