After a summer break, STRYPER is back on the road this fall for the second half of their God Damn Evil World Tour. As previously announced, guitarist Oz Fox is back on the road following a health scare earlier this year.
On August 11th, Oz suffered a medical emergency while performing with a side project in Las Vegas. An on-stage seizure led to the discovery of some previously unknown “spots” on the brain, which forced him to sit out the Australia tour dates as well as several U.S. dates in September. While additional testing and treatment will be necessary, Oz has been released to work this fall while his medical team decides the best course of action moving forward.
“We’re always humbled by the undying support of our fans,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “Since 1984, we’ve seen the loyalty of people from all over the world and that continues to grow today. Getting in a bus and touring in support of our latest album, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do what we love to do! It’s an opportunity for us to once again inspire people and be a little ‘church’ to clubs across the U.S. We’re blessed to do it.”
STRYPER continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with the their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, God Damn Evil - released in April via Frontiers Music srl. Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic '80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
God Damn Evil is available now wherever you can buy or stream music: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.
STRYPER GOD DAMN EVIL TOUR DATES:
October 12 — The Vogue — Indianapolis, IN
October 13 — Delmar Hall — St Louis, MO
October 14 — Diamond Ballroom — Oklahoma City, OK
October 16 — Gas Monkey Live — Dallas TX
October 18 — Stampede — Aurora, CO
October 20 — LeatherHeads — Draper, UT
October 21 — Mesa Theater — Grand Junction, CO
October 25 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ
October 26 — The Rialto Theatre — Tucson, AZ
October 27 — The Club @ Cannery Casino Hotel — North Las Vegas, NV
October 30 — The Music Box — San Diego, CA
October 31 — Whiskey A Go Go — West Hollywood, CA
November 2 — San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino — Highland, CA
November 3 — The Canyon Theater — Santa Clarita, CA
November 4 — Ace of Spades — Sacramento, CA
November 6 — El Corazon — Seattle, WA
November 9 — The Bossanova Ballroom — Portland, OR
November 11 — Virginia St Brewhouse — Reno, NV
November 14 — Pub Station Ballroom — Billings, MT
November 17 — Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino — Sioux City, IA
November 18 — The Complex — Springfield, MO
January 31 — Tupelo Music Hall — Derry, NH
February 1 — Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun — Uncasville, CT
February 2 — Live at the Vault @ Greasy Luck Pub — New Bedford, MA
February 9 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED
February 10 — Kawasaki CLUB CITTA — Tokyo, Japan — RESCHEDULED
For tour dates, tickets and more information, visit www.stryper.com.