Enlarge They have one original member left, and he refuses to play their most famous song. Don't everyone rush for tickets at once.

W.A.S.P. Announce 40th Anniversary Tour

  • Axl Rosenberg

W.A.S.P., the band your mom always mixed up with Ratt, are turning forty. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they’re gonna tour Europe with one original member and not play their most famous song.

Don’t everyone rush for tickets at once.

Paradoxically for a band with so few actual ties to their past, in a press release announcing the trek, mastermind Blackie Lawless goes out of his way to sell the tour’s nostalgia value (emphasis mine):

 “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!

Again, I wanna emphasize that is like if Anthrax celebrated their fortieth anniversary by having Scott Ian tour with four hired hands and never playing “Caught in a Mosh.”

But here, by all means, knock yourself out:

03-18-2022, Milan, Live Club [tickets]
03-19-2022, Padova, Padova Hall [tickets]
03-23-2022, Bilbao, Santana 27 [tickets]
03-24-2022, Murcia, Sala Gamma 3 [tickets]
03-25-2022, Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1 [tickets]
03-26-2022, Madrid, La Riviera [tickets]
03-30-2022, Dublin, Vicar St. [tickets]
03-31-2022, Belfast, Ulster Hall [tickets]
04-1-2022, Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill [tickets]
04-2-2022, Manchester, Academy [tickets]
04-3-2022, Nottingham, Rock City [tickets]
04-5-2022, Glasgow, O2 Academy [tickets]
04-6-2022, Newcastlee, O2 City Hall [tickets]
04-7-2022, Bristol, O2 Academy [tickets]
04-8-2022, London, Rou-House [tickets]
04-9-2022, Eindhoven, Effenaar [tickets]
04-10-2022, Copenhagen, Amager Bio [tickets]
04-12-2022, Malmö, Moriskan [tickets]
04-13-2022, Huskvarna, Folkets Park [tickets]
04-14-2022, Sundsvall, Sporthallen [tickets]
04-15-2022, Umeå, Idun [tickets]
04-16-2022, Oulu, Teatria [tickets]
04-17-2022, Tampere, Pakkahuone [tickets]
04-18-2022, Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo [tickets]
04-20-2022, Gävle, Gasklockan [tickets]
04-21-2022, Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet [tickets]
04-22-2022, Örebro, Conventum [tickets]
04-23-2022, Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken [tickets]
04-25-2022, Oslo, Rockefeller [tickets]
04-28-2022, Stockholm, Stora Fållan [tickets]
04-29-2022, Norrköping, Arbis [tickets]
04-30-2022, Gothenburg, Trädgårn [tickets]
05-1-2022, Bremen, Aladin [tickets]
05-2-2022, Mannheim, Capitol [tickets]
05-4-2022, Saarbrücken, Garage [tickets]
05-5-2022, Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle [tickets]
05-7-2022, Geiselwind, Music Halle [tickets]
05-8-2022, Munich, Backstage Werk [tickets]
05-17-2022, Bucharest, Arenele Romane [tickets]
05-18-2022, Sofia, Universidada Sports Hall [tickets]

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