WASP Announces US Tour for Fall 2022 40th Anniversary

1980s metal stalwarts WASP go blind in Texas – and the rest of the country, as they embark on their first U.S. tour in more than a decade to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The trek begins October 29 in Anaheim, California, and ends December 9 in San Francisco. Other ’80s metal veterans Armored Saint will join them on the road, with Michael Schenker providing additional support on dates in Texas and Oklahoma.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on January 14. You can find more ticketing information on the WASP website and see the full list of tour dates below.

“For over 10 years we haven’t toured on US soil. But as of October 2022 we’re coming back,” band leader Blackie Lawless said in a tour promo video, which you can watch. below. “Ten years that I would like, 10 years that I swore, 10 years that I would go back to my homeland and be a wild child, a loving machine, blind in Texas, kneeling and headless.”

WASP did their last US tour in 2010, and their last US show was in 2013 at the M3 Rock Festival. Bassist Mike Duda, who has been with the band since 1995, will join Lawless on the next trek; guitarist Doug Blair, who has been with the band since 2006; and relative newcomer Aquiles Priester, who joined in 2017.

“We will be taking the band and the fans back to where it all began, with an extravagant show that many fans have never seen live,” Lawless continued. “Because I want to scream, because I want to feed, because I want to bleed, because I want to be somebody.”

WASP 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour in Fall 2022
October 29 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
October 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
October 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
November 2 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
November 3 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street Pavilion
November 4 – San Antonio, TX @ Eaton Arena
November 5 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
November 6 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
November 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
November 10 – Ashwaubenon, WI @ EPIC Event Center
November 11 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
November 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
November 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Palace Theater
November 16 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
November 17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
November 18 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
November 19 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
November 20 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theater
November 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
November 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
November 26 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
November 29 – Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater
November 30 – Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs
December 2 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
December 3 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
December 5 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
December 7 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theater
December 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency

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