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W.A.S.P.

Formed: 1982
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest W.A.S.P. News

Below is our complete W.A.S.P. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Graspop 2009

Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil has announced that they are the latest band to be confirmed for this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting which will be held from June 26th-28th in Dessel, Belgium.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Papa Roach
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Graspop

Progressive metal legends Dream Theater are the latest act to be confirmed for Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel between June 26th-28th.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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First Bands Announced For Graspop 2009

The first batch of bands for Belgium's premiere metal festival, Graspop has been revealed. The event will take place on June 26th-28th in Dessel.

The initial bands are as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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Sonata Arctica Confirmed For Norway Rock Festival

Finnish metal act Sonata Arctica has been added to the bill for 2009's Norway Rock Festival. The festival also boasts appearances from Satyricon, W.A.S.P. and Doro. More details will be announced once they are revealed.

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The Bitches are Back

Known for her arsenal of BC Rich guitars - affectionately called "bitches" by those who play them - and her talent for ripping things up as good as the next guy, Lita Ford shredded things up last night at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK, a four day rock and metal fest featuring bands from the '80s like Queensrÿche, Warrant and Tesla.

Joining her on stage were Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.) on drums, Teddy Cook (Dio) on Bass, Michael T. Ross (Bent Pussycat) on keyboards, and Tom Cavanagh (Angel) on guitar.

According to Rocklahoma's official website this is Lita's first show in 15 years, not counting the warm-up gigs she did around New York earlier this month under the guise of a Lita Ford tribute act called Kiss Me Deadly.

After gaining notoriety for her guitar skills with The Runaways, Lita left the all-female rock group to forge a solo career in 1979, scoring huge hits with tunes like "Gotta Let It Go," "Kiss Me Deadly," and "Close My Eyes Forever," a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.

At the height of her career, Lita toured with some of the biggest acts in rock and metal, heavy hitters like Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, proving that girls could play guitar and helping introduce a once male-dominated genre to legions of head-banging chicks across the globe.

The Queen of Metal recently signed on with Coallier Entertainment , a New York-based label that also houses Foreigner and Twisted Sister on their roster. Does this mean we can expect a new album from the metal glamazon? This mother of two is keeping mum, but rumours of a press conference on Monday should reveal if her hiatus is finally over.

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Death Angel Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

San Francisco thrash metal pioneers Death Angel have been confirmed as the latest addition to a stellar Magic Circle Festival lineup. The Magic Circle Festival will be held in Bad Arolsen/Germany from July 9 to 12, 2008. Death Angel will be performing as a special guest at the MCF Events Hall on Thursday, July 10th.

The latest festival itinerary is as follows:

17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER More...

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W.A.S.P. Announces More Festival Shows

W.A.S.P. have added some more European festival shows to their summer tour. The tour schedule is now as follows:

June
28 - Peace and Love Festival - Borlänge, Sweden

July
11 - Magic Circle Festival - Bad Arolsen, Germany
25 - Lorca Rock Festival - Lorca (Murcia), Spain
26 - tba - Bilbao, Spain
29 - Turku Festival - Turku, Finland
31 - Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland

August
1 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland
2 - Annka Rock Festival - Finland

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More Bands Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Beloved Enemy, Titanium Black, Mob Rules and Benedictum have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival 2008, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

These bands are added to the already impressive list including Manowar, Alice Cooper, Brazen Abbot, Def Leppard, Doro, Holyhell, Ted Nugent, W.A.S.P., and Whitesnake.

Also, a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. "Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value," says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.

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Third Night Confirmed for Magic Circle Fest 2008

The rock ‘n’ roll rebel Ted Nugent is the latest artist confirmed to perform at the spectacular Magic Circle Festival 2008 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Ted Nugent joins an impressive lineup that includes heavy metal powerhouses Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, WASP, Doro, Brazen Abbot (featuring Joe Lynn Turner), HolyHell, Gotthard and many more, with the mighty MANOWAR headlining the whole festival and celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Kings of Metal.”

Two days of music was not enough to contain such an impressive lineup, so a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. “Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value,” says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. The Magic Circle festival will begin on Wednesday, July 9 with opening ceremonies, followed by three days of music on Thursday, July 10 with Alice Cooper appearing as very special guest, Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12

Tickets for the Magic Circle Festival are available now at www.magiccirclefestival.com, www.nuclearblast.de, www.ticketsonline.de, www.eventim.de, www.ticketagenten.de.

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W.A.S.P. Announce Melbourne Meet-And-Greet

W.A.S.P. will take part in a meet-and-greet at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on April 16 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Patrons must have a valid ticket for the show to gain entry.

In other news, for the first time EVER, W.A.S.P. will allow its fans to choose the set list of the second show in Melbourne. Fans will be given a ballot with two options:

Option A: vote to hear/see "The Crimson Idol" again
Option B: choose 15 songs of your choice

Voting will commence at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. sharp on the night of the show. More...

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Swedish Metal Awards Winners Announced

The Swedish Metal Awards were held at the Grand Hotel in Falkenberg, Sweden on January 26, 2008. Over 58,000 fans voted via the Swedish Metal Awards web site.

The winners are as follows:

Hard-rock: Hardcore Superstar - Dreamin' In A Casket
Death Metal: Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant
Heavy/Power Metal: Sabaton - Metalizer
Glam/Sleaze: Crashdiet - Unattractive Revolution
Punk/Hardcore: Dia Psalma - Djupa Skogen
Metal: Pain - Psalms Of Extinction
Alternative Metal: Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
Best Newcomers: Sonic Syndicate
Best Live Act: Europe
Best Foreign Hard-rock: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Best Foreign Metal: Machine Head - The Blackening
Best Foreign Live Act: W.A.S.P.

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W.A.S.P. Schedule More North American Dates

W.A.S.P. has scheduled the following North American tour dates:

Feb. 08 - Texas Dallas Granada Theatre
Feb. 09 - Texas San Antonio Tiffany's Live
Feb. 10 - Louisiana New Orleans House of Blues
Feb. 12 - Kentucky Louisville Expo 13
Feb. 13 - North Carolina Charlotte
Feb. 14 - West Virginia Huntington Monkey
Feb. 15 - Virginia Springfield Jaxx
Feb. 16 - Virginia Springfield Jaxx
Feb. 17 - Connecticut Hartford Webster Theater
Feb. 20 - New York Long Island Crazy Donkey - Club Loaded
Feb. 22 - New Jersey Sayreville Starland Ballroom
Feb. 23 - New York Poughkeepsie The Chance
Feb. 24 - New York New York Irving Plaza
Feb. 25 - Buffalo [to be announced]
Feb. 26 - Canada Quebec Capital Theatre
Feb. 28 - Canada Toronto Phoenix Theatre
Feb. 29 - Michigan Detroit Harpo's
Mar. 01 - Michigan Flint Machine Shop
Mar. 02 - Illinois Mokena Pearl Room
Mar. 04 - Colorado Denver The Palladium
Mar. 05 - Utah Salt Lake City Club Vegas
Mar. 06 - Nevada Las Vegas Canyon Club
Mar. 07 - California San Juan Capististrno Coach House
Mar. 08 - California Hollywood Key Club

W.A.S.P. kicked off its "The Crimson Idol Tour" on October 26, 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The band is performing the 1992 album in its entirety while never-before-seen video footage is being shown throughout the show. After a short break the group returns for another a 30-minute set of W.A.S.P. classics.

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Dominator", was released in digipack and LP format on October 1 via Demolition Records. The digipack features a special 3D cover.

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W.A.S.P. Cancel Bremen Show

W.A.S.P. has issued the following statement:

"Unfortunately [the concert in Bremen, Germany originally scheduled for Thursday, December 20] was canceled due to Danial Stanton (tour manager) being taken for a emergency operation. The band didn't see itself in the position to come to Bremen. Those who bought tickets, please go to the VVK places return at which they were bought. Unfortunately a rebooking is not possible for the band at this time. Tonight's show [in Speyer, Germany] is OK and going ahead."

W.A.S.P. kicked off its "The Crimson Idol Tour" on October 26 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The band is performing the 1992 album in its entirety while never-before-seen video footage is being shown throughout the show. After a short break the group returns for another a 30-minute set of W.A.S.P. classics.

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Dominator", was released in digipack and LP format on October 1 via Demolition Records. The digipack features a special 3D cover.

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W.A.S.P Announce Australian Tour Dates

The legendary band W.A.S.P will be coming to Australia for the first time ever in April next year in celebration of the 15th Anniversary since the release of the landmark 'The Crimson Idol' album. On the Crimson Idol World Tour, W.A.S.P will be performing two sets; the first being the entire Crimson Idol album, and the second set consisting of old classics and new material, including tracks from the bands' latest album 'Dominator'. Australian hard rock legends The Poor will be hitting the road for the first time in ten years to join W.A.S.P as very special guests.

The tour, tickets for which go on sale Monday January 14th 2008 from ticketek or venuetix, comprises of only four shows, as follows:

Tuesday, April 08 Sydney Metro Theatre
Thursday, April 10 Brisbane The Tivoli
Sunday, April 13 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
Tuesday, April 15 Melbourne Forum Theatre

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W.A.S.P. Schedule Australian Tour Dates

W.A.S.P. has lined up the following Australian tour dates in April of next year:

Apr. 07 - Sydney, AUS @ Enmore Theatre
Apr. 08 - Sydney, AUS @ Enmore Theatre
Apr. 10 - Fortitude Valley, AUS @ The Arena
Apr. 13 - Adelaide, AUS @ The Barton Theatre
Apr. 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Forum Theatre
Apr. 16 - Melbourne, AUS @ Forum Theatre More...

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More W.A.S.P. US Tour Dates Surface

W.A.S.P. are confirmed for two shows at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on February 15th and 16th. More US dates have surfaced but have not been confirmed by the band yet, and are therefore subject to change. The US schedule is currently as follows, with more shows expected to be announced soon.

February
15 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
22 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
24 - The Fillmore (Irving Plaza) - New York City, NY
23 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY

Remaining dates on W.A.S.P.'s ongoing European tour are as follows:

November
18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
21 - Bergen, Norway - USF
24 - Riga, Latvia - Sapnu Fabrika
25 - Tallin, Estonia - Rock Café
30 - Chemnitz, Germany - Hellraiser E.V.

December
1 - Zlin, Czech Rep. - Hala Novesta
2 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
5 - Santiago, Spain - Capitol
6 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
7 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
8 - Murcia, Spain - Sala Gamma
9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
12 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
13 - Milan, Italy - Rainbow
14 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
15 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
16 - Augsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
17 - Trier, Germany - Europahalle
18 - Berlin, Germany - TBA
19 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
20 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin
21 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

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W.A.S.P. Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

Several dates have been leaked as part of the U.S. leg of W.A.S.P.'s "The Crimson Idol Tour". They are as follows:

Feb. 15 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Feb. 16 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Feb. 22 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Feb. 24 - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza @ New York, NY
Feb. 23 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY

More shows will be announced soon. More...

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W.A.S.P. Reschedule Bergen, Norway Show

W.A.S.P. concert in Bergen, Norway — which was postponed from its original November 11, 2007 date due to "inclement weather and difficult road conditions" — has been rescheduled for November 21 at the same venue, USF.

W.A.S.P. kicked off its "The Crimson Idol Tour" on October 26 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The band is performing the 1992 album in its entirety while never-before-seen video footage is being shown throughout the show. After a short break the group returns for another a 30-minute set of W.A.S.P. classics.

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Bands Confirmed For Heavy Christmas Meeting

DORO, SAXON,W.A.S.P., U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, IRON FIRE and HIGH´N DRY are confirmed for the Heavy Christmas Meeting which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle on December 12th.

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W.A.S.P. Cancel Tonight's Bergen, Norway Show

W.A.S.P. have issued the following update:

"Due to inclement weather and difficult road conditions we are forced to postpone the show scheduled to be played at the USF in Bergen, Norway on November 11th. We are trying to reschedule this show for sometime the following week. Please check back with us as we will announce the new date for the Bergen show as soon as it is official."

W.A.S.P.'s tour schedule is now as follows:

November
13 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
14 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
16 - Ostersund, Sweden - Eventhuset
17 - Karlstadt, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
24 - Riga, Latvia - Sapnu Fabrika
25 - Tallin, Estonia - Rock Café
30 - Chemnitz, Germany - Hellraiser E.V.

December
1 - Zlin, Czech Rep. - Hala Novesta
2 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
5 - Santiago, Spain - Capitol
6 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
7 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
8 - Murcia, Spain - Sala Gamma
9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
12 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
13 - Milan, Italy - Rainbow
14 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
15 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
16 - Augsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
17 - Trier, Germany - Europahalle
18 - Berlin, Germany - TBA
19 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
20 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin
21 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

February
15 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx

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