Everyone’s favourite sleaze rockers (and I say that with affection) Steel Panther are heading back to Australia in December. And while their spiritual stomping ground is the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, in Oz they’ll be playing some rather high-capacity venues, such as the Myer Music Bowl here in Melbourne which holds up to 10,000. Support comes from none other than Buckcherry. That’ll be a hell of a flight from LA… And Steel Panther have teamed up with On The List to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour including dancing on stage, early entrance, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to SteelPantherRocks.com. I highly recommend doing whatever you can to get drawn into the cyclone of decadence that is Steel Panther close up: last time they were in town a few of us lucky journalists got to party with the band and a bunch of porn stars pre-show and y’know what they say: what happens at the Steel Panther pre-show stays at the Steel Panther pre-show.
Here’s the press release…
TIME TO STOCK UP ON PROTECTION!!!
STEEL PANTHER TO INFECT AUSTRALIA ON THE SPREADING THE DISEASE (S.T.D.) TOUR
The Sunset Strip’s hottest exports, STEEL PANTHER, are infecting Australia this Summer on their Spreading The Disease (S.T.D.) Tour. “WALKABOUT? Don’t you mean ROCKABOUT! December is a time of giving…..and taking. This December, we in Steel Panther are planning on giving Australians the gift of our super bitchin songs in our super bitchin new spandex! We are also planning on taking a bunch of your super bitchin ladies backstage after these extra bitchin shows! So, join us, with our awesome friends Buckcherry, this December, as we go on a rockabout through your bush………down under!!!,”
STEEL PANTHER was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. STEEL PANTHER has been joined on stage by rock and roll icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few (who knows who will join the lads on stage during their Australian visit!).
STEEL PANTHER has been in the studio lately working with Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Meatloaf) on their third full-length album. The album is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2011 release, Balls Out.
Fellow L.A. rockers BUCKCHERRY will also appear on all shows. BUCKCHERRY have sold 3 million albums globally on the strength of a killer live set, and multiple hits including ‘Crazy Bitch’, ‘Lit Up’, and ‘Sorry’. Their critically acclaimed new album “Confessions” hit stores in 2013 and as expected it’s another orgy of sweat, swagger and sordid behavior…it bites hard and then leaves you gagging for more.” – Metal Forces Magazine. BUCKCHERRY will also be releasing a Best Of compilation later this year.
Not many bands can continually lay claim to constantly selling out shows whenever they tour Australia but STEEL PANTHER proudly sit amongst that elite group. Tickets go on sale Friday 27 September, 9am local. Having recently won Live Act Of The Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards beating out the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica and Tool amongst others tickets will be snapped up quick …you have been warned!
Steel Panther has teamed up with On The List to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour including dancing on stage, early entrance, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to www.SteelPantherRocks.com.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 9AM LOCAL
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER BRISBANE, RIVERSTAGE – Licensed All Ages
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER SYDNEY, HORDERN PAVILION – Licensed All Ages
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER MELBOURNE, MYER MUSIC BOWL – Licensed All Ages
TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER ADELAIDE, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THEATRE – Licensed All Ages
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER PERTH, METRO CITY – 18+