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FOZZY, the active rock band led by Chris Jericho, will continue their headlining “Judas Rising Tour” this summer/fall, stopping locally in MERRIAM on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 at AFTERSHOCK with Adelitas Way, Stone Broken and The Stir supporting.
“I’m stoked to do this extensive tour of the States now that ‘Judas,’ the song, is a Top 5 rock radio hit and Judas, the album, has gone top 40!” says Chris Jericho. “Fozzy is bigger than we’ve ever been, which means bigger production, bigger songs and bigger lighted jackets! So we can’t wait to rock your literal socks off starting in February!! JUDAS IS RISING!”
“I started playing guitar because of how deeply powerful the experience of going to concerts was for me,” guitarist Rich Ward adds. “With a hit single and a new album pushing Fozzy to new heights, I can’t wait to get back on the road in America to capture the power that only live music can create. Make sure to bring a helmet and your dancing shoes when Fozzy rolls through your town.”
The upcoming tour dates come on the heels of the October release of the band’s seventh album, JUDAS (Century Media), which Loudwire named as one of the top 25 albums of 2017, saying the band has continued “honing their craft and steadily improving. JUDAS is their most polished and fully realized album, and should be their most successful, as well.” Listen to JUDAS on Spotify here.
FOZZY recently released the latest single off the album and the official video for “Burn Me Out.” The track was the fifth most added song at active rock radio on the first day of release with the video (a live performance clip that shows the band rocking a jam-packed house party) garnering more than 30K views on its first day. Watch the video for “Burn Me Out” here.
“Burn Me Out” marks the third focus track off Judas, following “Painless” and the album’s title track “Judas,” which both were top 10 Active Rock radio hits. Watch the official videos here: “Judas” (over 21.5 million views) and “Painless” (over 3.3 million views)
In their more than 20-year career, FOZZY—Chris Jericho (vocals), Rich Ward (guitars, vocals), Frank Fontsere (drums), Billy Grey (guitars), Paul DiLeo (bass)–has always been about hard work, dedication and delivering great rock ‘n’ roll to their devoted fans worldwide; reminding them that music is all about invoking dirty, sweaty jubilation and doing it loudly! However, calling them just “entertainers” would be abridging their talent as Ward is one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock ‘n’ roll and Jericho’s vocal range and passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to excel in pretty much everything he does. Throw in the powerhouse rock solid drumming of Fontsere, the blazing leads of Grey and the genius and energy of returning bassist DiLeo and it’s no surprise that FOZZY has skyrocketed into becoming one of the hottest rock acts in years.
Tickets available at https://www.stubwire.com/event/fozzywadelitasway/aftershock/merriam/17718/?referral=aftershockshows.com