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Stryper Announces "History" 2019 Tour Dates

Chart-topping rock band Stryper will return to the road in May for the 2019 HISTORY Tour — Greatest Hits & Covers that influenced our generation. The all-new HISTORY Tour comes on the heels of the band’s yearlong God Damn Evil World Tour, which concluded in Japan in February.

“The music of our generation was and is timeless,” says Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. "It was all about the song and musicians who inspired you to want to play. We grew up on bands like Van Halen, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Journey and Boston. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn't for the music of these legendary bands. We thought it would be an amazing experience to play some of these songs live and show you, the audience, exactly where our roots lie. We’ll also be incorporating our own hits and videos from 1984 to 2019, and something from Perry’s past as well (Firehouse). We’re excited to get back out on the road and we look forward to seeing you soon!”

Stryper consists of original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar), as well as bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of the multi-platinum band Firehouse) who joined the group in 2018.

Exclusive meet & greet packages will be available in most cities. Fans will have the option of purchasing either a Standard Meet & Greet Package or VIP HISTORY Tour Meet & Greet Package. Both meet & greet packages include an opportunity to meet the band, get autographs, take photos with the guys and receive exclusive one-of-a-kind merchandise. However, the VIP HISTORY Meet & Greet Package (limited to 6 fans per city) offers additional merchandise options and a stage tour (hold Michael's guitar, photo in front of Robert's drum kit, overview of gear with Stryper crew member).

Stryper continues to dominate the hard rock/heavy metal scene with their critically-acclaimed tenth studio album, God Damn Evil - released in 2018 via Frontiers Music srl. Rocking since 1984, Stryper is responsible for such classic '80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, Stryper is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 10 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
May 11 – Annapolis, MD – Union Jack’s
May 13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 14 – Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
May 15 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile West
May 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 18 – Poughkeepsie, MY – The Chance
May 19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 21 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
May 22 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
May 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
May 25 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
May 26 – Elkhart, IN – The Lerner Theatre
May 29 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 31 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
June 1 – Hot Springs, AR – Magic Springs Theme Water Park
June 2 – Memphis, TN – Graceland Sound Stage
June 5 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
June 8 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
June 13 – Kitty Hawk, NC – Paparazzi OBX
June 15 – Roanoke Rapids, NC – Roanoke Rapids Theater
July 17 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest 2019
July 18 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
July 20 – Erie, PA – Roar on the Shore Bike Week
September 7 – La Paz, Bolivia – Teatro al Aire Libre
September 10 – Lima, Peru – CC. Festiva
September 12 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican
September 14 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Tropical Butanta
September 15 – Rio de Janiero, Brazil – Circo Voador
September 17 – Brasilia, Brazil – Toinha Brasil Show
September 19 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Mister Rock BH
September 21 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Teatro Flores

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