Fozzy to do comprehensive tour of Canada in November and December
Fozzy led by the charismatic WWE superstar Chris Jericho are returning to Canada for an almost coast to coast tour starting on November 21, 2018 and ending on December 4, 2018. Back in October 2017, Fozzy released their latest studio album Judas.
The following message was posted on Fozzy‘s Facebook page back on September 7th:
“HELLO CANADA…So excited to rock with you this fall! Fozzyrock.com for all ticket and #FozzyVIP info! #JudasRisingTour – CJ
FOZZY 2018 Canadian Tour Dates:
Nov 21 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
Nov 23 – Halifax, NS @ Cunard Centre
Nov 24 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
Nov 25 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Nov 26 – Arnprior, ON @ The John St. Hall
Nov 27 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 28 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile
Nov 30 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 1 – Winnipeg, MB @theburtwpg
Dec 2 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Dec 3 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
Dec 4 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway”
Fozzy’s frontman Chris Jericho has strong ties to Canada as documented by Wikipedia, which states in part (with slight edits):
“Christopher Keith Irvine was born on November 9, 1970 in Manhasset, New York. His father, ice hockey player Ted Irvine, had relocated there to play for the New York Rangers. When his father retired, they moved back to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Irvine is of Scottish descent on his father’s side.
His interest in professional wrestling began when he started watching the local AWA events that took place at the Winnipeg Arena with his family, and his desire to become a professional wrestler himself began when he saw footage of Owen Hart, then appearing with Stampede Wrestling, performing various high-flying wrestling moves. In addition to Hart, Irvine also cited Ricky Steamboat and Shawn Michaels as inspirations for his becoming a professional wrestler.
His first experience with a professional wrestling promotion was when he acted as part of the ring crew for the first tour of the newly opened Keystone Wrestling Alliance promotion, where he learned important pointers from independent wrestlers Catfish Charlie and Caveman Broda. He also took a course in creative communication at Red River College in Winnipeg, where he graduated with top honors.”
At the age of 19, he entered the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling, where he met Lance Storm on his first day. He was trained by Ed Langley and local Calgary wrestler Brad Young. Two months later, he was ready to start wrestling on independent shows, making his debut at the Moose Hall in Ponoka, Alberta as “Cowboy” Chris Jerico, on October 2, 1990, in a ten-minute time limit draw against Storm. The pair then worked as a tag team, initially called Sudden Impact. He took the name Jericho from an album, Walls of Jericho, by German power metal band, Helloween. Jericho and Storm worked for Tony Condello in the tours of Northern Manitoba with Adam Copeland (Edge), Jason Reso (Christian) and Terry Gerin (Rhino). The pair also wrestled in Calgary’s Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (CNWA) and Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling (CRMW). In 1991, Jericho and Storm started touring in Japan for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as Sudden Impact, where he befriended Ricky Fuji, who also trained under Stu Hart.
Fozzy‘s “Burn Me Out” video:
Music video by Fozzy performing Burn Me Out. (C) 2017 Century Media Records Ltd. http://vevo.ly/RfWwWx