Stryper kicked off its Australian tour Friday, August 17 at Max Watts in Melbourne. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below.
The band is touring without its guitarist Oz Fox, who was forced to stay home after collapsing onstage during a Las Vegas performance. Doctors who have been treating him have found two tumors in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain.
Oz‘s wife, Annie Lobért, wrote in a Facebook post that he “cannot drive, fly or work for three months because of the potential seizures.” Furthermore, Stryper has had to cancel its Japanese shows because Oz cannot perform due to his medical condition.