W.A.S.P. and Armored Saint to close anniversary tour with new Los Angeles show

Hollywood’s prodigal sons W.A.S.P. and Armored Saint will end their US tour with a new show announced at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Shows in Las Vegas, St. Louis, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charlotte and Fresno have been added, with tickets for these new shows on sale from Friday 4 February, 2022 at 10 am EST.

“W.A.S.P. and Armored Saint started 40 years ago in Hollywood,” Blackie Lawless said. “We made our bones there and were leaders of that now-legendary ’82 and ’83 Hollywood Metal explosion that would go on to shock the rock world.

“I can think of no better way to end the 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.S for both bands than to end this tour where we both started. Sentimentality aside, this show won’t be just a gig. This will be a once in a lifetime, historic landmark event. Hollywood’s prodigal sons are coming home!”

Equally excited is Armored Saints Joey Vera. “40 years ago, we stepped on stage in Hollywood and shared the wild club experience with W.A.S.P.,” Vera says. “In 1983, both bands had a hand in bringing this new genre, Heavy Metal, to Los Angeles. And now we’re back at it again like it was yesterday, except this time we’re playing the legendary Wiltern Theater. This will be a night to remember.”

“Super excited that the W.A.S.P. – Armored Saint tour is coming to the awesome Wiltern Theater.” Armored Saints John Bush said. “The Wiltern is one of my favourite venues in L.A. Every show is a memorable one. I expect this one to be more of the same. Let’s sell it out, Los Angeles.”

“For over ten years,” Blackie said about this US tour, “we have not toured on U.S. soil. But starting October 28th, 2022, we return.

“Ten years I’d want, ten years I’ve cussed, ten years I’d lust to return, to my homeland, and be a Wild Child, a Love Machine, to be Blind in Texas, On Your Knees and Headless.”

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New Shows

Oct 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

Nov 08 – St Louis, MO – The Factory

Nov 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

Nov 21 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

Nov 27 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

Dec 10 – Fresno, CA – Tower Theater

Dec 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern


28 Oct – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

29 Oct – Anaheim, CA – The Grove – SOLD OUT

30 Oct- Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

31 Oct – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

02 Nov – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER, ARMORED SAINT

03 Nov – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavillion w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER, ARMORED SAINT

04 Nov – San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER, ARMORED SAINT

05 Nov – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER, ARMORED SAINT

06 Nov – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater w/ MICHEAL SCHENKER, ARMORED SAINT

08 Nov – St Louis, MO – The Factory

09 Nov – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

10 Nov – Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center

11 Nov – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s

12 Nov – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

13 Nov – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater

15 Nov – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

16 Nov – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

17 Nov – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater

18 Nov – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater

19 Nov – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak

20 Nov – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater

21 Nov – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

23 Nov – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

25 Nov – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater

26 Nov – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live

27 Nov – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

29 Nov – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater – SOLD OUT

30 Nov – Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs – SOLD OUT

02 Dec – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater

03 Dec – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater – SOLD OUT

05 Dec – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

07 Dec – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater

09 Dec – San Francisco, CA – The Regency

10 Dec – Fresno, CA – Tower Theater

11 Dec – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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