Stryper is hitting the road again in May for a tour that will take them into September. The rather awkwardly named trek – “History Tour – Greatest Hits & Covers That Influenced Our Generation” – comes on the heels of the band’s yearlong ‘God Damn Evil’ world tour, which concluded in February.
Michael Sweet, frontman for the band, issued the statement: “The music of our generation was and is timeless. 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 were our roots lie.”
Sweet mentioned that the bad would be playing their own hits but also including a few tunes from bassist Perry Richardson’s former band, Firehouse. Ticket information can be found on the band’s website: www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html
Formed 36 years ago, Stryper’s albums include ‘To Hell With The Devil,’ ‘Second Coming,’ ‘No More Hell To Pay,’ ‘Fallen’ and the band’s latest effort, 2017’s ‘God Damn Evil.’ ‘God Damn Evil’ was the band’s first since the addition of Richardson.