LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Warrant got its fill of ‘cherry pie’ in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but apparently that was not enough to squelch the band's hunger. With the return of its original members for the first time in almost 15 years, Warrant will storm back to the stage this summer for a massive tour with Cinderella, a featured slot on Rocklahoma and a handful of other dates.
For the first time since 1994, original Warrant members Jani Lane (vocals), Joey Allen (lead guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass), Erik Turner (guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) will grace stages across the land together. They’ll deliver a brand new and exciting stage show encompassing material from their first two multi-platinum albums Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and Cherry Pie, plus the gold album Dog Eat Dog including such unforgettable hits as “Cherry Pie,” “Down Boys,” “Heaven,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and many more.
"Are you kidding me?!! We are chomping at the bit to get out this summer and rock!" says Jani Lane, lead singer and songwriter of Warrant. "The original Warrant has mucho grande chemistry! When we did the first rehearsal in 14 years I just stepped back in awe and thought…’Man, now this is Warrant!!’ I think fans will have a similar experience this summer!!’"
Their summer-long trek kicks off with a show with Motley Crue in Montreal June 22 at Parc Jean Drapeau and then on their own in Toronto June 23 at the Phoenix Concert Theater. Next, from July 2 until August 16, they’ll hook up with Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam for a national tour. They’ll round out the summer with a closing show with Alice Cooper August 17 at the Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN.
Warrant, formed in 1984 by Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon, forged their way into the American glam rock scene in February 1989 with the release of Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (Columbia Records). A blistering world tour of 262 shows helped push the 10-track record over double platinum status—2.5 million to be exact. The CD spawned three singles-–“Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries” and “Heaven,” the latter of which alone has sold over 750,000 units.
Topping their freshman success may have seemed like a daunting task, but the band members proved they were up to the challenge. Cherry Pie–the band's second album (Columbia Records)–followed 19 months later and solidified Warrant's standing in rock history. The band toured again at home and abroad with 200+ shows pushing USA sales of Cherry Pie up to 2.7 million. The record's title track became perhaps the band's most recognizable hit and the album peaked at #7 on the charts.
Today, the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. Since their success in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the band has seen many changes but has remained a key cog in the ever-changing rock landscape. Warrant has endured death, changes in record label and loss of band members, but with these reunion shows on the horizon, plus plans to re-enter the studio this fall to cut a new album for release next year, it appears these hardships have only fueled Warrant's drive.
6/22 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
6/23 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
7/2 – Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena
7/3 – Alpine, CA – Viejas-Concerts in the Park
7/4 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheater
7/5 – Henderson, NV – Sunset Station
7/7 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
7/8 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
7/11 – Amarillo, TX – Azteca Music Hall
7/12 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
7/13 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
7/16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
7/17 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/19 – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Amp at Tower City
7/20 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/21 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/22 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six
7/25 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
7/26 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
7/27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
7/29 – Springfield, MO – Ozark Empire Fair
7/31 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
8/1 – Clearfield, PA – Clearfield County Fair
8/2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
8/3 – Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Amphitheater
8/6 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
8/8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex
8/9 – Oshkosh, WI – Leach Amphitheatre
8/10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
8/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
8/16 – Winter Park, CO – Hawgfest
8/17 – Tower, MN – Fortune Bay Casino
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers