FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — will continue to rock its fans across America on the "Judas Rising" tour, with newly added tour dates in 2018. Set to launch February 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 25-date trek will take the band from east to west, including stops in Los Angeles on March 10 and New York City on April 5, before bringing them back across the country through the spring. THROUGH FIRE, SANTA CRUZ and DARK STAR CHOIR will round out the bill for the night of rock headlined by FOZZY.
Tickets for these newly announced dates (see below for list) go on sale to the public Friday, December 8.
"I'm stoked to do this extensive tour of the States now that 'Judas', the song, is a Top 5 rock radio hit and 'Judas', the album, has gone top 40!" says Jericho. "FOZZY is bigger than we've ever been, which means bigger production, bigger songs and bigger lighted jackets! So we can't wait to rock your literal socks off starting in February!! JUDAS IS RISING!"
"I started playing guitar because of how deeply powerful the experience of going to concerts was for me," FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward adds. "With a hit single and a new album pushing FOZZY to new heights, I can't wait to get back on the road in America to capture the power that only live music can create. Make sure to bring a helmet and your dancing shoes when FOZZY rolls through your town."
The upcoming dates come on the heels of the October release of the band’s seventh album, "Judas". The album's title track was released in May 2017, becoming a top 5 hit at active rock radio. The song also spent five weeks at number one on the highly influential "Big Uns Countdown" on SiriusXM's Octane channel and has amassed over 11 million views for its video on YouTube.
The production duties on "Judas" were handled by Johnny Andrews, who co-wrote FOZZY's "Lights Go Out" track back in 2014 and has written songs with the likes of ALL THAT REMAINS, THREE DAYS GRACE and HALESTORM in the past.
Feb. 28 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish at House of Blues
Mar. 01 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar. 02 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
Mar. 03 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Mar. 04 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock Casino
Mar. 07 - Tucson, AZ - Club X's
Mar. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
Mar. 09 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
Mar. 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Counts Vamp'd
Mar. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Mar. 15 - Portland, OR - Dante's
Mar. 16 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
Mar. 28 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Mar. 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
Mar. 30 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
Mar. 31 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's
Apr. 02 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Apr. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergel's
Apr. 04 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
Apr. 05 - New York, NY - The Gramercy
Apr. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
Apr. 07 - Portland, ME - Aura
Apr. 08 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's Pub