88 Miles West conducted an interview with drummer Stix Zadinia (real name Darren Leader) and guitarist Satchel (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER on May 11 at the House Of Blues in Houston, Texas. You can now watch the chat below.
STEEL PANTHER will support JUDAS PRIEST on a North American tour this fall. The 20-city run (with more to be added) 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. Tickets for most of the dates are on sale Friday, July 11 and will be available via Ticketmaster.com.
"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," exclaims 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 will offer a limited number of VIP Experiences for each of the upcoming shows with JUDAS PRIEST. The VIP Experience will be 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 goes on sale on July 11 and 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.