A four-minute clip of drummer Stix Zadinia (real name Darren Leader) and singer Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS) of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER offering a backstage tour of this year's Download festival, which took place June 13-15 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, can be seen below.
STEEL PANTHER will support JUDAS PRIEST on a North American tour this fall. The run will kick off October 1 in Rochester, New York and will run through mid-November, wrapping up in Salt Lake City. The tour will make stops in major markets, including Brooklyn, Detroit, Baltimore and Los Angeles. Fans that join the STEEL PANTHER fan club, "Fanthers Worldwide", get exclusive access to ticket presales. Membership includes an exclusive STEEL PANTHER t-shirt and laminate/lanyard; access to ticket presales, members only Fanther Forum; access to exclusive videos, photos, contests and more. Current "Fanthers Worldwide" members can log in to their fan club membership for further information and access to presale tickets. Go to this location for more information.
"I cannot believe that we are touring with JUDAS PRIEST. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall," exclaimed vocalist Michael Starr. "If you don't buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but metal!"
STEEL PANTHER is offering a limited number of VIP Experiences for each of the upcoming shows with JUDAS PRIEST. The VIP Experience is an upgrade available to STEEL PANTHER fans that have already purchased a ticket to the show and will consist of all of the following:
* Preshow meet-and-greet with STEEL PANTHER
* Sexy Photo op with STEEL PANTHER (props & costumes provided)
* Autograph signing by STEEL PANTHER (body parts encouraged)
* Preshow VIP Host
* Priority VIP check-in
* Preshow drinks and crowd free merchandise shopping
* Exclusive Groupie Merchandise and more!
The VIP Experience is available via STEEL PANTHER's web site at SteelPantherRocks.com.
STEEL PANTHER's third album, "All You Can Eat", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Open E/KLS.