Tour with Stryper, Lynch Mob and Sweet & Lynch is in the works for 2018
Stryper and Sweet & Lynch frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed on EVH Gear TV and spoke about the possibility of a tour featuring Stryper, Lynch Mob and Sweet & Lynch.
Sweet stated (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “We are working on that. We’ve all talked — Lynch Mob, Stryper, George [Lynch] and I and the plan is to go out and Sweet & Lynch do a set, and then Lynch Mob does a set, and then Stryper does a set. And we are going to try to share a bus, a crew and everything, and go out and make that happen. It would be a crime for that not to happen. So count on that next year. It’s just a matter of when and where…. It’s very difficult to facilitate. Everybody is really busy. Many times, our schedules are as far away from each other as they can possibly be. But now that George and I are ‘homeboys’ — you know, in a band together so to speak, we’re going to make that happen. We’ve got to get out there and play these Sweet & Lynch songs live. We have to!”
Sweet added: “And you know, it’s a great band. You don’t have a better rhythm section that [drummer] Brian Tichy and [bassist] James Lomenzo… It’s really hard to improve upon that. And then you have one of the greatest guitar players of all time — it’s George Lynch — and then you throw a heavy metal Dennis DeYoung in there and there you have it!”
As far as playing guitar with Lynch as well, Sweet stated: “Absolutely. I’ll play guitar live for sure but you know, when you’re in a band with George Lynch, you want George to shine… Yeah, I’ll do that. I feel naked without a guitar.”
Sweet & Lynch will be releasing their second studio album Unified via Frontiers Music Srl on November 10, 2017. The group has already released the song “Promised Land” for streaming and a video for the track “Afterlife.”
Portion of EVH Gear TV‘s interview with Michael Sweet:
Friday Sept 15, 2017 Michael Sweet of Stryper / Sweet & Lynch was a guest on EVH Gear TV. In this video snippet, Eric gives a nice shout out to Patrick at scarygroove.com and shortly thereafter, Michael Sweet answers one of Patrick’s questions, live on the air. Thank you for watching!