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Get Ready: RATT Is Going To Tour

I don't have any information on this yet, but RATT sent out a Tweet last night that a tour is imminent. I was beginning to wonder if any of our beloved bands were going out this summer. So far, it seems pretty quiet when it comes to Glam and summer tours. Maybe we'll get some similar announcements in the next couple of weeks.

Reader Comments (14)

Huge! HUGE!

My second favorite of the REAL Big Four!!!...

1) Crüe
3) Cinderella
4) Poison

p.s. I wonder if they'll play any of the new stuff they've been recording?
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And will they come to the UK - Scotland to be exact - most likely Not - damn shame
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRed6ixx
Love Ratt. One of my all time favs.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Hope they headline! If they do headline, not many "summer venues" for them to play. In ny most are 12000 seat plus.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
@Metalboy! Great top 4.... I have not seen RATT live since 1985 on the Invasion of your Privacy tour with Bon Jovi opening.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
9 dates have been announced and are on Pollstar.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Hey Metalboy...was gonna say 'how is he including Cinderella in the Glam BIG 4 (not because I have anything against them, love their music)'. Then I couldn't think of who I'd replace them with. Anyway, I like that...the REAL Big 4.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
Only heard one rumor, that Winger will do ONE show in honor of their 25th anniversary this year, probably Labor Day weekend, but it seems that the details are still being worked on.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
Already have tickets for a Detroit,MI area show on Aug 3rd. Also on the bill are LA Guns, Warrant and Dokken. Being billed as LIVE & LOUD 2013 Tour.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Phoenix and Tucson...May 9th and 10th. With Dokken and Trixter!! Front row for both!!! Can't wait!!!
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkryg1171
they're coming where i live with lita ford, and metalboy! where the hell is the new york dolls on your list?
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Ah, Grasshopper DJ, The New York Dolls are Glam Rock (without, by the way, there would be no Glam Metal or much of Hair Metal, for that matter, since I classify most of that as Glam Metal or bands claiming to be just good ol' Rock & Roll bands that, in reality, are Glam Metal. Case in point, Bon Anchovy, um, I mean, Bon Jovi).

The Big 4 of Glam Rock are:

1) Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (Bowie & Mick Ronson)
2) Sweet
3) The New York Dolls (which really were the model for the Glam Metal "Look" more than any other, specifically Johnny Thunders, but who wouldn't have cooked his up without Bowie/Ronson, Sweet & Slade. Poison even copped all Thunders riffs but only after the Sex Pistols. And, of course, his look. Take a look at Thunder's Look and you'll see what I mean!)
4) Slade

Additionally, I think The Stones and Aerosmith also had a big influence. Jagger's make-up and Keef's hair plus Tyler's look and make up along with Perry's hair and clothes, too , added a lot to he look.)

(A little fact checking, Ace, or anyone else, may be in order here.)


p.s. Thanks, Al! Once again, the hottest info in the biz!
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And I just wanted to add...

Shawn! Yeah, when I saw RATT in May of last year, I hadn't seen them since Saturday, December 15th, 1990.

Interestingly, that 2012 M3 show marked the first time Juan Croucier, their classic line-up original bassist, had climbed back on stage with them since 1991.

And you know what? They sounded like Croucier never left. Of course, Robbin Crosby obviously wasn't there, as he sadly passed away in 2002. Though no one could ever fill his boots, ex-Quiet Riot lead guitarist, Carlos Cavazo, no stranger to that 80's style L.A. Multiplatinum Metal sound himself, joining RATT in 2008, following John Corabi, as the yang to Warren DiMartini's ying, or wing, I should say, also contributing extensively to "Infestation", having several of his songs included on the album.

When I saw RATT at M3, they were firing on all pistons just as they were when I saw them at the end of 1990. They had the whole sold out venue on it's feet the entire time right up until they went off at 11 PM!

And that was in front of an audience that had just experienced a full day of an Unofficial Metal "Battle of the Bands" that commenced at 11 AM!

And you know what? RATT easily "won", hands down. Totally BADASS!

Shawn, expect the same. RATT is going to ROLL this tour!
April 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I would substitute Alice for Slade in terms of overall infuence!
May 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow

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