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Warrant Will Play M3 2012

The headline says it all. Warrant, now fronted by Robert Mason, will apparently be playing the M3 rock festival in Columbia, Maryland. The festival is May 11 and 12, and according to Bravewords Warrant will play the 12th.

Warrant didn't officially announce their slot at M3... but their Rockaholic tour lists "Festival Date," - May 12, Columbia, Maryland. I'm not the smartest girl in the room, but come on. Why be that thinly veiled? Just list M3 and be done with it already. Here are all the Rockaholic dates:

23 - The Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA
24 - Brixton - Redondo Beach, CA
25 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

17 - Delta Downs Racetrack - Vinton, LA

12 - Festival - Columbia, MD

8 - Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT

14 - Toronto Convention Center - Toronto, ON

So now we know Warrant and Quiet Riot are part of the lineup. Festival promoters promise to give us more news next month. Last year tickets went on sale the first week of February, so get ready: it will be here before you know it.


Reader Comments (17)

M3 better step up better than this!
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I agree, Im all set with Warrant with Robert singing.
No Jani means No Warrant!
This will be my 4th year going to M3 they better get some kick ass bands I dont need to see the same ones year after year.
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
Not very excited about Warrant or Quiet Riot...
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
These f*cktards should sink or swim on their own merits.
Stop feasting on the corpse of Jani Lane.
Play only songs written by the current band.
Then you'll see how quickly they'd be playing for a captive bartender only, & can't abandon his post without losing his job.

That's right, Nobody would care! Without Jani's songwriting talent, these clowns are NOTHING!
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Am I the only one that liked the new Warrant CD? I thought it was terrific.
Why aren't the same people flaming Warrant doing the same to Quiet Riot? All that's left there is the drummer. While Frankie is a fantastic drummer, he may as well have me playing bass for all anyone cares. I wonder how many fans even know who is in the band now?
Even the current Thin Lizzy thinks it's shady.
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
I agree with everything Ace said above. these guys are NOTHING without Jani. They'd be flipping burgers somewhere if they would of never met him.
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Wow, this is shaping up as very disappointing so far. First (Not) QR and now (not) Warrant?!?!

M3 better step up and do better than this crap.
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Hey "scott whitt",

I agree 100%. Warrant has the right to do whatever they want. If you don't like what they are doing, don't go see them. Jani hasn't been in Warrant for a while now and obviously he never will again.. Get over it.

I've seen both Quiet Riot and Warrant in the last 6 or 8 months and both are still very good... You don't have to like either of the two bands but they have every right to play those songs and keep those names.

All that said, I wish Warrant wasn't playing again this year. I hope M3 knows that if you keep repeating the same bands every year the attendance will dwindle. Of course you will have some overlap but I hope it is only 3 to 5 bands a year.
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
I agree with ALL things said above purty much.

One thing, tho --and as you all may know from my previous comments, i hardly wan to defend these guys -- Tho they couldn't have done it without the influence of Lane, as Kenny O adroitly points out, there was a point when Warrant could write songs...

Check out Hollywood Underground, a 1996 Japanese only release, which is basically Warrant plus special guests on vocals except for one tune which Lane wrote and performs on the album. The rest of it is all Warrant penned stuff sans Lane. Let me tell ya, it's a helluvan album!

If the band had put it out instead of "Cherry Pie" a few years earlier, it mightta saved 'em. Do yourselves a favor -- check it out. Turner just burns on it.

Now that I said all that, let me remind everyone, these guys are wheels for the disengaged way they handled the death of Janie Lane. They should never be forgiven until they give him a genuine tribute.

I, for one, will be gettin' a Pit Beef sandwich at the concession during Warrant's performance at M3. That is, if I attend M3. So far, I don't need to see permutations these bands, having seen the originals of who's slated several times back in the day.

M3 must get back to the level of performers of a couple years back -- Scorps, Cinderella, Kix, etc. I consider myself fortunate to have caught Jetboy with Mickey Finn there, too, at that time, before they parted ways, or more significantly, seeing Scorps for the last time as their show at M3 was one of their last before they called it quits.

These are the kinds of moments that need to happen at M3, not performances by patchwork "Scab" Vaudeville acts masquarading as real bands.

Get Ratt for starters, as well as some majors who haven't played there before tho I'll be surprised if the promoters are thinkin' that way, based on last year's line-up, Whiesnake excepted (dunno why Coverdale duzn't get the 1987 line-up back regardless if it cost him more.

We'll see. But we won't bother just to see Warrant or The Frank Banali Band.

p.s. Why do I smell a Phil Lewis led L.A. guns in the wings, too?
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Wow Metalboy you are one long winded SOB. You need to start your own site with all your opinions.
Scorps did a whole tour and the M3 show was the first stop. I saw them 3 times on that tour that streched thru the whole summer.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
I think Ace pretty much summed up my feelings. Thanks bro!
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
the new warrant cd is pretty good too bad nobody wants to give it a chance, as for warrant not being where they are today for jani well thats prob true but he chose his destiny and they need to carry on too its not there fault he od'd.As for the way they handled things its nobodys business how they handle things and everybody does things in diff ways just because they are a band doesnt give us all the right to know how they feel and if they are grieving or how they are. Mason does a good job of the old songs and i will going to see them when they make there way to Toronto.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
M3 needs some new blood. bands that they havent featured yet that are still out there rockin. Like Tuff, Vain, and D'Molls!
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I agree Kenny Ozz: M3...ARE YOU LISTENING

AND, I'll go farther than you...the bands that you listed, should be featured on the main stage.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Unfortunately, boyzz, I seriously wonder if the organizers of M3 have even heard of Tuff, Vain or D'Molls!

p.s. They could get Michael Monroe, Junkyard and Rock City Angels, too, among others, but those acts are probably even more off their radar than the ones you mention, Kenny O.
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
bring on VAIN, they were killer at Rocklahoma!!
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
I'm good with both Warrant and QR on the M3 bill. Loved Warrant last year and Robert Mason does the job quite well. Last year, M3 did not disappoint and I'm sure it'll be great in 2012.
December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregg

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