Video footage of Stryper’s first gig with bassist Perry Richardson

Video footage of Stryper’s first gig with bassist Perry Richardson

Almost six months after Stryper announced that Perry Richardson was their new bassist, the Christian heavy metal rockers played their first gig with Richardson in the line-up at the Frontiers Rock Festival V in Milan, Italy on April 28, 2018. Stryper consisting of frontman Michael Sweet, guitarist Oz Fox and drummer Robert Sweet just released their latest studio album God Damn Evil but Richardson did not have the opportunity to play on the album given the timing when he joined the band.

The following message was posted on Stryper frontman Michael Sweet‘s Facebook page earlier today:

“So we performed our first show as a new band in Milan, Italy last night and although we had a few technical difficulties it was an amazing night!! The people of Italy are beautiful and we hope to return soon. We want to thank everyone who traveled so far to see the show as well!!

The band did an outstanding job and specifically Perry. He had an entire set to learn (20 songs) and he absolutely nailed it!! The harmonies, the playing and the vibe. We’re looking forward to hitting the road in a few days in support of our new album🙏 We hope to see all of you at the shows coming up. It’s going to be the best year yet.

God bless you all – We love you

Stryper with new bassist Perry Richardson performing at Frontiers Rock Festival V in Milan, Italy on April 28, 2018:

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