Blackie Lawless Reflects on the End of 2023 W.A.S.P. European Tour – These Gigs Were “Rockin”

Blackie Lawless Reflects on the End of 2023 W.A.S.P. European Tour – These Rigs Were “Rockin”

Hollywood, CA (May 22, 2023) — W.A.S.P. recently wrapped up the European Leg of the 2023, “40th Anniversary World Tour”. Blackie Lawless shared a post on the official W.A.S.P. website looking back at some of the spectacular moments from the tour. Blackie commented, “These gigs were “rockin” and everyone there, including the band could feel it. We would come off stage for the encore and there were times it was so loud we could not communicate with each other.”

Read Blackie Lawless’ entire recap at

Now W.A.S.P. are preparing for the U.S. tour that begins on August 4th in San Luis Obispo, CA, making stops across North America in Vancouver, BC, Omaha, NE, New York, NY, Memphis, TN and more before wrapping up on Saturday, September 16 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. Special guest Armored Saint will join the band across all dates of the tour. The U.S. tour is followed by visits to South America and Mexico. Tickets and VIP packages to meet Blackie Lawless are available at

Below are just some of the many incredible reviews of the W.A.S.P. European Tour.

  • They delivered top-notch and unforgettable entertainment. –
  • 40 years of uncompromising heavy metal. –
  • Tonight was a celebration of not just W.A.S.P., but a celebration of our youth, –
  • A show that captured this seminal band at their best, and indeed probably better than I have ever seen them play before. –
  • Tonight was a truly joyous Heavy Metal celebration. –
  • When you’re putting on a show as enjoyable as this, it’s no surprise why people keep coming back. –
  • Ladies and gentlemen, that is most certainly how you put on a rock show. –    
  • We definitely recommend catching this tour! –
  • All of us who were there went out with a smile from ear to ear, because what W.A.S.P. offered us that night was the best and most electric of all circuses. – 
  • Sell out crowd prove the demand for W.A.S.P. is still high – 

Fri Aug 04 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre *
Sat Aug 05 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
Mon Aug 07 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Tue Aug 08 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre *
Thu Aug 10 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Fri Aug 11 – Spokane, WA – The Podium
Sat Aug 12 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center
Sun Aug 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Tue Aug 15 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Wed Aug 16 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis presented by Affinity Plus
Thurs Aug 17 – Moline, IL – The Rust Belt *
Fri Aug 18 – Eau Claire, WI – RCU Theater *
Sat Aug 19 – Clive, IA – Horizon Events Center *
Sun Aug 20 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana
Tue Aug 22 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live @ 20 Monroe
Wed Aug 23 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Thu Aug 24 – Wheeling, WV – Capitol Theatre *
Fri Aug 25 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater *
Sat Aug 26 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun Aug 27 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Tue Aug 29 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome At Oakdale Theatre
Wed Aug 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Thu Aug 31 – Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall *
Fri Sep 01 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Sun Sep 03 – Montreal, QC – Mtelus
Tue Sep 05 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Thu Sep 07 – Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland
Fri Sep 08 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall
Sat Sep 09 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Sun Sep 10 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
Wed Sep 13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
Thu Sep 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sat Sep 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

*Not a Live Nation Date

About W.A.S.P.

Few Bands in the history of Rock N’ Roll have ever incited the love, the hate, the raw emotional effect this Band has had on the world. From the very beginning, in the small venues of Los Angeles California, and later to the numerous countries worldwide that banned these Winged Assassins from performing live, the Band’s unique style of Shock and Rock caused Religious organizations, Local City Councils, Parliaments, and the Washington D.C. Senate to hold hearings in an effort to bar this group from selling records and trashing stages everywhere they played.

The band’s founding member, frontman Blackie Lawless, has led the group as its lead vocalist and primary songwriter since its beginning. His unique brand of visual, social and political comment took the group to worldwide heights and sold millions of records alongside a legacy of sold out shows across the globe for 4 decades.

Joined by bassist Mike Duda and guitarist Doug Blair, whose tenures in the band span 26 and 18 years respectively, along with drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester, will take the Band and the Fans back to where it all started. Complete with the stage show extravaganza that many fans never saw live.

Witness Live the Winged Assassins spectacle of “SHOCK and ROLL” as they take you Back…Back to the Beginning!

By Metal Lair

Propter Music Connoisseur, music for refined taste.

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