This morning, I chatted with Lee Pistolero of the glam/flamenco outfit Gypsy Pistoleros. During our interview, I asked him about Rocklahoma and the unique frontman confirmed that his band will perform the main stage during the 80s hair fest. The Gypsy Pistoleros will perform for 10 minutes during the L.A. Guns set on July 15.
Today, travel website www.easier.com reports that Rocklahoma has become a worldwide phenomenon. Here is an excerpt of the article:
"Ticket sales around the world are making the Rocklahoma music festival one of the most successful events of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration as ‘80’s rock fans will converge on the state from locations as far away as Japan, Australia and South Africa.
'The eyes of the world are on Rocklahoma,' said Mark Nuessle, General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals. 'Rocklahoma has struck a chord that has reverberated around the globe. We have sold tickets to ‘80’s rock fans in all 50 states and across six continents. Rocklahoma has literally become one of the largest music festivals in the world.'
Twenty-three bands are scheduled to play during the three-day festival, making Rocklahoma the largest ‘80’s rock festival of its kind to be organized. Two weeks ago, when Twisted Sister was announced as Rocklahoma’s headliner, word spread like wildfire via satellite radio and the World Wide Web. Rocklahoma’s draw is most likely a combination of the bands’ talents and the sheer number of bands playing at the event, said Dave Giencke, Director of Operations for Catch the Fever Music Festivals."
Glam fans, if you haven't bought your tickets for Rocklahoma yet, what are you waiting for?!? There are still seats available, but the entire front section of V.I.P. is sold out. Buy tickets at www.shopfeverfest.com.
Here is a video of the Gypsy Pistoleros performing in Madrid, supporting Tyla's Dogs D'amour. Check back soon for my full conversation with Lee Pistolero!