Stryper announce tour dates for 30th year anniversary of ‘To Hell With The Devil’ album

Stryper announce tour dates for 30th year anniversary of ‘To Hell With The Devil’ album

Christian rockers Stryper have announced dates for their 30th year anniversary tour to celebrate their 1986 album To Hell With The Devil.

Stryper photoWikipedia describes To Hell With The Devil (in part) as follows (with slight edits):

To Hell With The Devil is the Grammy Award nominated third release, and third studio album, by the Christian metal and glam metal band Stryper, released in 1986. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies. It remained the best-selling Christian metal album until P.O.D.‘s Satellite in 2001.

The album was listed at No. 88 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music. The album was the only heavy metal album on the list. Ian Christe, author of the heavy metal history book Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal (2003), mentions To Hell With The Devil in his book as one of the landmarks of the glam metal movement. Throughout 1987, both music videos for “Free” and “Honestly” ranked No. 1 on Dial MTV, the Stryper photo 2daily MTV list of most requested videos. The first single/video video for “Calling on You” also reached No. 2 on the show. “Honestly” was the biggest single from the record peaking at #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The original cover of To Hell With The Devil caused a torrent of controversy, and was soon changed to an all-black design. The original artwork depicted four long haired angels throwing the devil into a fiery pit. The cover was then changed on later pressings to a basic black cover with the Stryper logo and the album title in the center.”

30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour Dates (USA):
9/29 – Atlanta GA – Center Stage
9/30 – Lake Buena Vista FL – House of Blues
10/1 – Jacksonville FL – Murray Hill Theatre
10/4 – Charlotte NC – Amos’ Southend
10/5 – Valdosta GA – Salty Snapper Note: Special Sponsor-Appreciation, full electric greatest-hits show. Not part of the To Hell With The Devil Tour. Open to the public.
10/6 – New Orleans LA – House of Blues
Stryper poster 210/8 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/9 – Dallas TX – Gas Monkey Live!
10/14 – Riverside CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/15 – San Diego CA – House of Blues
10/16 – Anaheim CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
10/26 – Denver CO – Summit Music Hall
10/28 – Omaha NE – Sokol Underground
10/31 – Chicago IL – House of Blues
11/2 – Minneapolis MN – Cabooze
11/4 – Peoria IL – Limelight Eventplex
11/5 – Hazard KY – The Forum
11/6 – Louisville KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/8 – St. Louis MO – The Ready Room
11/9 – Nashville TN – Venue TBA
11/11 – Grand Rapids MI – Intersection
11/12 – Cleveland OH – Agora Theater
11/13 – Columbus OH – Alrosa Villa
11/16 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/19 – Asbury Park NJ – The Stone Pony
11/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/21 – Raleigh NC – City Limits Saloon