Nov 072019

W.A.S.P. will embark on the “1984 To Headless” world tour in 2020. The trek will be a celebration of hits from the band’s first four albums: 1984’s self-titled debut, 1985’s “The Last Command”, 1986’s “Inside The Electric Circus” and 1989’s “The Headless Children”.

W.A.S.P. said in a statement: “The first self-titled album, that in some countries was called “Winged Assassins”, featuring songs from that now classic record, ‘I Wanna Be Somebody’ and ‘L.O.V.E. Machine’, to the second album, “The Last Command”, along with ‘Inside The Electric Circus’, to the iconic masterpiece “The Headless Children”. These hits from the first four albums have never been performed together, ‘Live’, as they will be in this most special show, and will NEVER BE REPEATED EVER AGAIN!! So join us, as we take you back… to where it all started.”

The fall 2020 European leg of the “1984 To Headless” tour will kick off on September 15, 2020 in Malmö, Sweden and conclude on November 7, 2020 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

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Jun 262018

W.A.S.P. has recruited renowned drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy, known for his tours of duty with WhitesnakeBilly Idol, Foreigner and Ozzy Osbourne, to sit behind the kit for the band’s current run of European festivals.

Fan-filmed video footage of Tichy performing with W.A.S.P. on June 23 at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. Continue reading »

Mar 132018

On February 2, W.A.S.P. released the critically acclaimed 25th anniversary edition “ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” of the band’s iconic hit album “The Crimson Idol”. The re-recordings of one of the best concept albums of all times tell the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.

W.A.S.P. has now released a lyric video adaption for the song ‘Docter Rockter’ from the original motion picture that comes as part of “ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” on Blu-ray and DVD. The song displays Jonathan Aaron Steele‘s path to self-destruction through drug abuse and meaningless encounters to numb the pain he feels inside. Continue reading »

Jan 282018

In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed its “ReIdolized” tour supporting the 25th anniversary of the band’s iconic hit album “The Crimson Idol”. The legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele will finally be released in a re-recorded version and of the album with the four “missing” songs — as originally intended — together with “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and Blu-ray.

W.A.S.P. now presents the first glimpse of the incredible film material that has never been officially released. Check out the video for “Chainsaw Charlie” below.

“ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)” will be released worldwide on February 2 via Napalm Records. Continue reading »

Oct 312017

W.A.S.P. are currently on their Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour, which kicked off on September 25th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.‘s October 29 performance at Élysée Montmartre in Paris, France can be seen below.

Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band’s “Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour” on September 25 at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Aquiles said in a statement: “I’m very happy to announce that I will be touring Europe this fall with W.A.S.P. It’s a huge honor to be part of the ‘Re-Idolized’ tour. ‘The Crimson Idol’ is one of the most important progressive concept albums in the history of heavy metal music. I would also like to extend my gratitude to W.A.S.P.: Blackie [Lawless, guitar/vocals], Mike [Duda, bass] and Doug [Blair, guitar]. Thank you, for having me aboard on this tour. I’ve learned a lot from all three of you.”

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