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STEEL PANTHER: Tapped to Open for Judas Priest on Upcoming North American Tour

Steel Panther continues their musical attack on the United States this Fall playing alongside heavy metal icons Judas Priest. The band comprised of Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia, was tapped to open the upcoming North American tour for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of heavy metal. The 20 city run (with more to be added) will kick off October 1st in Rochester, NY and will run through mid November wrapping up in Salt Lake City. The tour will make stops in major markets including Brooklyn, Detroit, Baltimore and Los Angeles to name a few.

Fans that join the Steel Panther fan club, “Fanthers Worldwide,” get exclusive access to ticket presales which already began, July 9th at 10am local time. Membership includes an exclusive Steel Panther T-shirt and laminate/lanyard; access to ticket presales, members only Fanther Forum; access to exclusive videos, photos, contests and more. Current “Fanthers Worldwide” members can log in to their fan club membership for further information and access to presale tickets. Go to http://fanclub.steelpantherrocks.com/login for more information. Tickets for most of the upcoming dates are on-sale Friday, July 11th and will be available via www.ticketmaster.com.

I cannot believe that we are touring with Judas Priest. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall,” exclaims vocalist Michael Starr. “If you don’t buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but Metal!

Steel Panther will be offering a limited number of VIP Experiences for each of the upcoming shows with Judas Priest. The VIP Experience will be an upgrade available to Steel Panther fans that have already purchased a ticket to the show and will consist of all of the following:

• Preshow Meet & Greet with Steel Panther

• Sexy Photo op with Steel Panther (props & costumes provided)

• Autograph signing by Steel Panther (body parts encouraged)

• Preshow VIP Host

• Priority VIP check-in

• Preshow drinks and crowd free merchandise shopping

• Exclusive Groupie Merchandise and more!

The VIP Experience goes on-sale on starting July 11th and is available via Steel Panther’s website at http://steelpantherrocks.com/VIP/.

Steel Panther has been on the road in support of their highest chart debut of their career, All You Can Eat. The album was released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services and stormed the top of the charts landing at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The band also garnered their thirdconsecutive #1 album on the Top Current Comedy Charts. The album is currently available at all physical and digital retailers or can be ordered via SteelPanther.TV. All You Can Eat was produced by Jay Ruston and Steel Panther.

According to a press release, Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend of the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts), and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few. Steel Panther has also been seen on Dancing With The Stars, Bad Girl’s Club and most recently in a national web campaign for Warner Brothers Pictures hit film, Rock Of Ages. The band played to the largest crowd of their career this past June when they closed the Download Festival in Donnington, UK alongside Alter Bridge and Aerosmith.

7/12 — Seattle, Wash. — Chive Fest

7/17 — Cadott, Wis. — Rock Fest 2014

7/31 — Wacken, Germany — Wacken Open Air

8/1 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Refshalevej

8/2 — Remyre, Sweden — Skogsrojet

8/4 — Bergen, Norway — USF Verftet

8/5 — Stavanger, Norway — Zetlizt / Stavanger Konserthus

8/7 — Gavle, Sweden — Getaway Rock Fest

8/9 — Eschwege, Germany – Open Flair Festival

10/1 — Rochester, N.Y. — Main Street Armory*

10/3 — Hammond, Ind. — The Venue at Horseshoe Casino*

10/4 — Louisville, Ky. — Louder Than Life Festival*

10/6 — Montreal, Quebec — Bell Centre*

10/7 — Rama, Ontario — Casino Rama*

10/9 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclay’s Center*

10/10 — Atlantic City, N.J. — Harrah’s*

10/11 — Mashantucket, Ct. — Grand Theater / Foxwoods Casino*

10/14 — Lowell, Mass. — Tsongas Center*

10/15 — Allentown, Pa. — PPL Center*

10/17 — E. Rutherford, N.J. — Izod Center*

10/19 — Detroit, Mich. — Fox Theatre*

10/24 — Baltimore, Md. — Pier Six Pavilion*

10/28 — Duluth, Ga. — Gwinnett Center*

10/30 — Hollywood, Fla. — Hard Rock Live*

11/6 — Allen, Texas — Allen Event Center*

11/10 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Nokia Theater*

11/12 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Jobing Arena*

11/13 — Highland, Calif. — San Manuel Casino*

11/14 — Las Vegas, Nev. — The Pearl

11/16 — San Jose, Calif. — City National Civic*

11/18 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Maverik Center

* with Judas Priest

 Their album All You Can Eat is reviewed here, they are also touring the UK with Skindred. More details here.

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Jack
About Jack (819 Articles)
I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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