W.A.S.P. To Perform Debut Album In Full for North American Tour

W.A.S.P. To Perform Debut Album In Full for North American Tour

- By Ramon Gonzales

Blackie Lawless and company will play their 1984 self-titled debut in full for the first time ever with support from Death Angel and Unto Others.

The incomparable Blackie Lawless will lead a landmark 40th anniversary celebration of one of metal music's most enduring albums. Confirming the 'Album ONE Alive' North American tour, W.A.S.P. will perform their debut, self-titled opus in its entirety and in order for first time in their historic career. 

Reflecting on the ethos of the seminal record, W.A.S.P. ringleader Blackie Lawless framed the spirit of the album and what it captured in he moment when it was first  released back in August of 1984. "It was an angry record made by an angry band. It was a record that not only reflected the attitude of the band members who made it, but also a record that reflected its time."

The current iteration of W.A.S.P. features Lawless at the helm along with longtime bassist Mike Duda and lead guitarist Doug Blair. The line-up is completed by accomplished drummer, Aquiles Priester.

The comprehensive, 39-date trek begins October 26th in central California before trekking the country. The run will touch down in coveted markets including Vancouver, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, New York, Nashville, Dallas, Las Vegas and a finale at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on December 14th. 

Set to join the Album ONE Alive Tour, W.A.S.P. have secured Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel as well as goth metal contemporaries Unto Others for the milestone trek. Tickets are set to go on sale May 31st at 10am local time.

Ahead of the general on sale, KNOTFEST.com will host an exclusive pre-sale event. Premium members can access tickets before the general public starting May 30th at 11am until 10pm local time. Access the KNOTFEST.com pre-sale - HERE

See the complete list of dates and cities below.


Oct. 26 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater*
Oct. 28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 29 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Oct. 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Nov. 01 - Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
Nov. 02 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Nov. 03 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Nov. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov. 05 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov. 07 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
Nov. 08 - St Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 11 - Toronto, ON @ History
Nov. 13 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Nov. 14 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Capitole
Nov. 15 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom At Manhattan Center
Nov. 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Nov. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theater
Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Nov. 21 - Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater
Nov. 22 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Nov. 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Nov. 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Nov. 26 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Nov. 29 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Nov. 30 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Dec. 01 - Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Dec. 03 - Little Rock, AR @ The Hall
Dec. 04 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Dec. 06 - Albuquerque, NM @ REVEL
Dec. 07 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Dec. 09 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
Dec. 10 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Dec. 11 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Dec. 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dec. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield**
Dec. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium**
* No support acts
** DEATH ANGEL not performing
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