Stryper Seeking Fan Help For Booking Venues On 25th Anniversary Tour
Stryper manager Dave Rose has issued the following statement about seeking fan support for upcoming tour dates:
"Stryper friends and fans…
"As you know, we're in the middle of working on the 25th Anniversary Tour. There are a million variables that go in to making a date and city work for a tour. But one of the key elements is promoters and venue owners need to feel that there is interest in the community about Stryper. They need to know that hundreds if not thousands of people will come to a Stryper show, and that you will help make sure this happens.
"I've received several emails from people saying 'I noticed you don't have [my city] on the tour schedule. Will Stryper be coming to [my city]?'
"This is where the fans come in. You can help. In each market there are venues that hold anywhere from 750 to 2000 or more people. They have rock shows. Maybe it's a club. Maybe it's a theater. They're everywhere throughout America. And trust me, we've contacted them. And in many cases they've made offers that we are currently reviewing.
"But these promoters / venue owners need to know there is interest in the community. We need you to call these venues. Email these venues. Tell them you heard Stryper was touring and that you are hoping they will bring Stryper into that venue.
"They'll know how to get in touch with our agent. All real venues know our agent, and most likely he's already contacted them. They have his contact info, so there's no need to provide that.
"Let these venues know that you're willing to help spread the word. You'll hang flyers around town. You'll help them in any way you can to make the show a success. Promoters are scared these days, and rightfully so. Ticket sales are down nationwide. If we want to get Stryper into [your city], then these promoters need to know there are people like you willing to help.
"And don't just say that you'll help. Actually do it. Saying that you will might make the show a reality, but doing it… actually helping pass out flyers and hang posters…. will make sure the show is a success. And do you know what that means? It means next time Stryper tours, this promoter will most definitely bring Stryper back to [your city], because the last time was a huge success, thanks to you.
"In case you do need to pass along our agents information to venues or promoters, it can be found in the contact section of Stryper.com. His name is Mark Guynn.
"So if you're looking at the tour dates and wondering why we're not playing [your city], it means we could use your help. Start calling and emailing every cool venue you know in town and sincerely let them know you will help ensure they have a successful night. The more people we can get doing this in each city, the more comfortable promoters and venue owners will be about bringing in Stryper.
"Spread the word. Let your local venue know that you want Stryper!"
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