W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY are no longer part of the package, even though a message on W.A.S.P.'s official web site still lists the two acts as having been confirmed for the tour. Similarly, there has been no official word regarding the addition of DIRT to the bill, although the latter act's management company, Hollowpoint Management, is indicating via their web site that the Houston band have been confirmed for the trek.

W.A.S.P./ENGINE tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash
Oct. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 18 - Dallas, TX @ Canyon Club
Oct. 19 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom
Oct. 20 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Oct. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Shim Sham Club
Oct. 25 - Winter Park, FL @ Fairbanks Inn
Oct. 26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory
Oct. 27 - Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade
Oct. 30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 31 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
Nov. 01 - Atlantic Beach, NC @ Ziggy's
Nov. 02 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Nov. 06 - West Warwick, RI @ The Station
Nov. 07 - Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's
Nov. 08 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Nov. 09 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Nov. 12 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov. 13 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
Nov. 15 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
Nov. 21 - Glendale Heights, IL @ Shark City
Nov. 27 - Clear Lake, IA @ The Surf Ballroom

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