RATT IS BACK FOR MORE:
April 24, 2007
NEW “BEST OF” CD AND DVD FROM ’80S METAL FAVES DUE THIS SUMMER FROM RHINO RECORDS
BAND’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH POISON BEGINS JUNE 13
“‘Ratt & Roll’ is and was a real way of life. We accomplished a lot, but there is still so much unfinished business. In 2007 you will see a whole new breed of Ratt!” – Stephen Pearcy
LOS ANGELES – After much speculation and anticipation following the airing of their “BEHIND THE MUSIC” episode on VH1 last spring, multiplatinum hard rock act RATT with vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer will grace the stage together for the first time since 1999. Plans for not only a U.S. summer tour but a full-fledged comeback are being mapped out now as the band prepares to hit the road with Poison. The band’s own tour dates will extend into the fall and may also include shows in Canada, Europe, Japan, South America and Australia. Joining the band onstage will be bassist Robbie Crane and guitarist John Corabi.
A full itinerary is still being finalized, but Poison and RATT will join forces for a summer trek that is scheduled to begin June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wind around the country through the end of August.
The tour, which brings the two bands onstage together for the first time since 1999, will visit major U.S. cities such as Boston, Detroit, New York, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.
The band has recently aligned with Carl Stubner, CEO of Sanctuary Artist Management (ZZ Top, Mick Fleetwood/co-manager of Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee/Supernova, Paulina Rubio, Jack’s Mannequin) and is booked by Jay Frey at Paradise Artists.
RATT made their mark in the early ’80s going “Round And Round” with a string of hit songs, videos and four consecutive multiplatinum albums (over 16 million albums sold worldwide). Their arena-filling live shows set the standard for all bands to follow. Creating anthems for the youth of that era, their music and performances maintain a timeless quality to this day.
Tour dates announced so far:
06/09/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ Route 66 Casino, Rio Puerco, New Mexico
06/15/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ AL Amphitheater The Warf, Orange Beach, Alabama
06/16/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ City Stages – Miller Lite Stage, Birmingham, Alabama
06/29/2007 06:30 PM – RATT w/ POISON & WHITE LION @ Summer Stage @ Tags, Big Flats, New York
07/13/2007 12:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON, SLAUGHTER & QUIET RIOT @ Rocklahoma, Pryor, Oklahoma
07/14/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
07/26/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, Gilford, New Hampshire
08/05/2007 08:00 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, South Dakota
08/12/2007 06:15 PM – RATT w/ POISON @ Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, California
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