POP METAL KINGPINS WARRANT REUNITE FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE, KICKING OFF CO-HEADLINING DEBUT AT 2008 ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP
…”CHERRY PIE” ANYONE?
Multi-platinum selling rock band WARRANT, best known for classic MTV staples’ “Cherry Pie,” “Heaven,” and rock anthem “The Down Boys” will co-headline the 2008 Rocklahoma Festival – marking the reunion of its original line-up including Jani Lane (vocals); Joey Allen (lead guitar); Jerry Dixon (bass); Erik Turner (Guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) — for the first time in 14 years. Warrant will co-headline Rocklahoma with Cinderella, it was announced by XM’s Boneyard/VH1 Classic host, Eddie Trunk, at a press conference taking place at the world famous Whisky A-Go Go. Rocklahoma is a popular four-day music festival taking place July 10-13 in Pryor, OK, which attracts an impressive worldwide audience and big ticket sales. More than 80 bands will be performing on three giant stages with an expected attendance of more than 60,000 rock fans from all 50 states, every Province in Canada and every country in Europe. This phenomenon was covered in Rolling Stone’s year-end issue with an in-depth seven page spread.
Comments Warrant: “We are stoked to be back together after 14 years! The best part will be playing live again for all the fans that never got to experience the originalWarrant party band from Hollywood, CA! We also can’t wait to play for all the fans who have waited so long for this reunion. Cheers – and here we go again!
Warrant will hit the road with Cinderella this summer in July immediately following Rocklahoma and also plan to release a live performance DVD later this summer. An intimate Sunset Strip club date is also expected to take place this year for loyal fans. It’s been nearly 20 years and eight albums later, but the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. The band has seen many changes since their first taste of success in the late 80s/early 90s, but have always remained a key cog in the ever-changing rock landscape. Warrant has endured death, record label turnover, the loss of band members and close friends, but these hardships have only added fuel to their fire. Warrant is back.
Rocklahoma is the world’s largest rock festival of its type featuring notable bands from the 80′s and early 90′s. Additional acts confirmed for the festival include LA Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Beautiful Creatures, Night Ranger, XYZ, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vain, Lynch Mob, Bret Michaels, House of Lords, Jet Boy, Triumph, Kingdom Come and Tesla among others.
Warrant is managed by Carl Stubner and Blain Clausen from Sanctuary Artist Management and is represented by agents Craig Mogil and Brian Ahern from William Morris Agency. For more information on Warrant, please visit www. myspace. com/warrantband. For more information on Rocklahoma, please visit www. feverfest. com.