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Stryper Announces 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour

Christian hard rock band Stryper has issued the following announcement about an upcoming 25th anniversary tour:

"Stryper is gearing up to tour the United States starting in September of 2009, hitting approximately 50 cities across America. This will be followed by International tour dates in January and February of 2010.

"25 years ago (1984) Stryper broke on to the scene with their debut EP Yellow and Black Attack and have since gone on to sell 8 million records worldwide and tour the world spreading an inspirational message through their branded sound of rock songs, heavy guitars, and pristine harmony vocals.

"The 25th Anniversary Tour will be a 2 set show. The first set will be new Stryper material and include bassist Tracy Ferrie, along with original members Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, and Oz Fox. The second set will be classic Stryper hits and will be all 4 original members, including original bassist Tim Gaines. Michael Sweet Jr's band will be the opening band on the tour.

"2009 also marks the release of Stryper's newest studio album Murder by Pride on Big3 Records. In May, fans can get sneak previews of the album, downloading select individual songs on iTunes and other on-line internet download stores.

"All confirmed Stryper tour dates will be announced here at Stryper.com and MichaelSweet.com"

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Fuck_A_Name's avatar

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1. Fuck_A_Name writes:

They should tour with Gaahl's new band "God Seed". y'know, pass on the christian metal band torch right?

Now Playing: Behemoth- Christians ot the Lions

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: Add Lamb of God to that tour and JC himself would buy a ticket!

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xFiruath writes:

^ I love those anti-promotional posters with offensive things. Thanks for leading me onto the "Raptor Jesus" line F_A_N, I had never seen those ones before!

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

""TO HEEEEEEEEEEELL WITH STRYPER"".....

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. "Fuck Jesus, Fuck Satan... I've got the blues!" writes:

Stryper >; God Seed (and new Gorg for that matter)... I'll bet good money. No, I'm not christian.

also fyi: stryper = christian Venom. No way I'd miss this show.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. fuck jesus etc. writes:

>; = "greater than." weird

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Microkoe writes:

Awesome!

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 5:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zarathustra_999 writes:

Stryper, God Seed, New Gorgoroth...I would hope Stryper headlines that show so I could beat the traffic going home when I leave before they come on stage. I just hope nobody gets hurt when they throw their bibles to the crowd as King Diamond stated years ago. :)

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jamez writes:

So now Stryper's back. Great... so since every 80s hair band is making a comeback, thinking how bad this will all get, is there anyone we've missed? Poison Winger Ratt Stryper... whos next?

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^steel panther lol

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. TimW writes:

Lords of the Crimson Alliance, now thats a band that should make a comeback

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Androphobic writes:

NEVER liked 80's hair metal..

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Guttaballz the Skitzo writes:

Do these fairies still wear yellow & black spandex? I guess somewhere in "the good book" there's a "Thou Shalt Rock the Ball Huggers". What's next? Lemme tell ya.....Bang Tango. Ugh.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rubyred writes:

You guys are too much: the comments above no offense we all have our likes & dislikes. All the best to STYRPER as they get prepared for the music quests they have scheduled coming up in September 2009. I wish this legendary heavy Metal Christian band Styrper a mighty Rockin' Tour backing up their newest soon to be release album "Murder by Pride" and much healing & condolences the SWEET Family the leader/mainman Michael Sweet in the recent passing of his beloved wife. Her beautiful Spirit & strong qualities lives on in you/Mr. M. Sweet & your children. Much respects & Godbless. May all your hearts be healed with time it is never never easy losing a love one. peace.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Diamond Oz writes:

I love how if you put Stryper into YouTube or are watching a Stryper video, the most viewed video is Scott Ian talking about when Stryper opened for Anthrax and Raven (I think). It's damn funny for anyone who hasn't seen it.

"We prayed to God and he got us a limo."
"Well, can't ya just rent one for fifty bucks?"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 4:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. M3talH3ad writes:

dam it, read it as slayer and got excited

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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17. Diamond Oz writes:

HA! Quite the opposite there!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Hardkore writes:

@ Diamond Oz ~ Actually the most viewed seems to be the vis to Calling on you with 706,743 views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI8ylsHKIMg

# Apr 20, 2009 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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