‘Stryper’ Announce In-store Meet & Greet + New Tour Dates


Christian hard rockers Stryper will take part in an in-store meet-and-greet on Friday, June 1 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Naked Dave’s Music in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, see the flyer below.

Stryper is one of the few bands from a decadent era that features all of its “classic era” lineup. They continue to tour the world and produce Billboard-charting albums. Brothers Michael Sweet and Robert Sweet, along with Oz Fox and Timothy Gaines, make up the legendary hard rock quartet.

“After almost 30 years in this business, we are blessed to be able to continue doing what we love most – making music,” explains vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, lead singer/ lead guitarist and songwriter. “God has blessed us with talents and abilities so we plan to continue on this path as long as God calls us to do so.”

Stryper‘s covers album, The Covering [2011], sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 175 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2009’s Murder By Pride, opened with 5,900 units to land at No. 73.

Produced by frontman Michael SweetThe Covering is unlike any previous Stryper recording in that it’s a collection of cover songs from bands that inspired them and helped to shape their sound and musical identity, including hits from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Kansas and many others. The Covering will also include God, a new original recording from Stryper.

Frontman Michael Sweet recently announced tour dates in the Holy Land January 13 – 22, 2013. The tour package consists of a tour of Tel Aviv, Israel along with meet and greet opportunities with Sweet.

Cost for the package is 3,395 with registration costing $300. To pay by credit card, call Ari Bauer at 1-877-999-8868 ext. 415. To pay by check or money order, print and mail the registration form found here. The entire tour itinerary can also be found at the link.

Michael Sweet will perform with his faith-based “storytellers” solo acoustic show in churches around the world this year. The performances are a combination of Stryper classics, new solo material, and notable praise and worship songs. If you are interested in Michael Sweet performing at your church, please have your church leaders contact Dave Rose at Dave [at] DeepSouthEntertainment.com. View the promotional video below.

Upcoming Shows:
06/01/12 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater**
06/02/12 El Paso, TX Speaking Rock Entertainment Center w/ Stephen Pearcy (RATT) opening – Free Show! NEW!
06/03/12 Seattle, WA El Corazon**
06/15/12 Enterprise, AL BamaJam 2012 w/ John Elefante (Kansas)**
06/21/12 Roseville, CA Placer County Fairgrounds NEW!
06/22/12 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues** NEW!
07/06/12 Halmstad, Sweden Gulbranna Festival **
07/07/12 Risoya, Norway Seaside Festival **
07/14/12 Kavarna, Bulgaria Kavarna Rock Festival NEW!
07/26/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues**
07/27/12 Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon**
07/28/12 Royalton, MN HalfWay Jam**
08/11/12 Oswego, NY Scriba Town Inn NEW!
09/19/12 Kohima, India Indira Gandhi Stadium
09/22/12 Dimapur, India Dimapur District Sports Council Stadium
11/16/12 Caracas, Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
11/17/12 Barqusimeto, Lara Venezuela Complejo Ferial Bicentenario

**On Sale Now!

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Related articles:
‘Stryper’ Frontman Performs Acoustically In Rhode Island [Video] [Oct. 2011]
‘Stryper’ Frontman Working On New Solo Album [Nov. 2011]
‘Michael Sweet’ Acoustic-Performance Footage From ‘Arizona’ [Nov. 2011]
 ‘Stryper’ To Play ‘Seaside Festival July 2012′ Norway [Jan. 2012]
‘M3 Rock Festival’ Line Up Announced [With Stryper & Many Others] [Feb. 2012]
 ‘Stryper’ To Play ‘India’ [More New Confirmed Tour Dates] [March 2012]
‘Michael Sweet’ [Stryper] To Tour Israel Jan. 2013 [March 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Michael Sweet’ [March 2012]
Online Guitar Lessons By ‘Stryper’s’ ‘Oz Fox’ [March 2012]

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