The Album ONE Alive, the title of W.A.S.P.’s upcoming North American Tour. August 17th marks the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.’s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years, play the entire album from top to bottom, start to finish, on their North American tour this fall.

Formed in 1982, W.A.S.P. is set to bring this universally acclaimed “classic” album to life. Lead vocalist Blackie Lawless says, “It was an angry record made by an angry band. It was a record that not only reflected the attitude of the band members who made it, but also a record that reflected its time.” This record became a central piece of the 80s metal scene and remains one of the best metal debut albums of all time.

Along with bassist Mike Duda and lead guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band are 29 and 26 years respectively, W.A.S.P. is joined by long-time drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester.

Lawless and company will deliver the ultimate incredible spectacle, bringing W.A.S.P.’s most colorful history to life by performing this revered album in its entirety… ONE more time… ONE last time… Album ONE Alive!

The 39-city begins October 26th in San Luis Obispo, CA, making stops across North America in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Minneapolis, MN, Dallas, TX, New York, NY, Orlando, FL and more before wrapping up on December 14th at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA.

Tickets will be available starting with the Artist presale beginning  May 29th at 10 AM local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week with all presales ending May 30th at 10 PM local time. The general on sale will begin May 31st at 10 AM local time at WASPnation.com.

W.A.S.P. will be again offering fans VIP tickets that give fans a chance to meet Blackie Lawless, get a personal photo with Blackie, autographs and take part in a very personal Q&A with Blackie. VIP tickets can be purchased at waspnation.myshopify.com.

The Album One Alive 2024 TOUR DATES:


26 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater*

28 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

29 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

30 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre


1 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre

2 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

3 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

4 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

5 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre

7 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore

8 St Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre

10 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

11 Toronto, ON @ History

13 Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

14 Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole

15 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

16 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom At Manhattan Center

17 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

19 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theater

20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

21 Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater

22 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

23 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

24 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

26 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

27 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

29 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

30 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre


1 Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum

3 Little Rock, AR @ The Hall

4 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

6 Albuquerque, NM @ REVEL

7 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

9 Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre

10 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

11 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

12 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

13 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield**

14 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium**

* No support acts.

** Death Angel not performing.

14 Responses

  1. Not sure I’ll waste my cash on seeing Blackie. Would’ve loved to have seen him back in the 80’s when I was teen and the original lineup.

  2. Hey Rattle….sorry I used the word brag,,,,,you are correct…you were just stating the facts….. I too was there on Sunset in “83 to see Blackie…..was a great show….I know its all about Blackie now and has been since they put him and only him on the album covers, since The Last Command

    I am not happy about the backing tracks , and was not aware of them when I saw him in October in Anaheim….I think it came to light after that show? I haven’t Decided if I will go in December to the Palladium, because of this info.

    Speaking of the Palladium…..Hopefully you were there in March of “85 to see Adam Bomb open for Metallica….who opened for???


    1. Ramit, no, I was not at that Palladium show. However, I did see both Armored Saint, who opened the show, and Metallica perform in a 400 seat venue in San Diego the day before the Palladium show. IMO, Armored Saint blew Metallica away. I remember being in the front of the stage singing along to Armored Saint’s songs. John Bush noticed me and put his microphone in front of me so I could sing one verse of a song….I think the song was Mutiny on the World, if I remember correctly.

      Being from San Diego, my friends and I drove to LA when we all the opportunity to do so. It was hard to always find time with work and going to school. We only went to one Palladium show, and that was to see Twisted Sister, Blackfoot, and Krokus. I remember we saw Ron Keel there….I kinda got all “fan boy” about seeing him cuz I loved Steeler.

  3. the first time I saw W.A.S.P.!!!!!!!!! was in Knoxville TN on the Kiss Asylum tour…and I was not into them one bit….I thought they were stupid…until I saw them, which changed …everything. The guys were screaming…but in key! wow, man… Chris was grabbing his balls as much as he was playing…those teenage girls were in shock…..they’d never seen a gang like this hit town….young, fast, and scientific…that actually described…W.A.S.P.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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