W.A.S.P. – 40th Anniversary World Tour: Back to the Beginning

On the 6th of June 2022, W.A.S.P. (one of the most controversial heavy metal bands), will mark the 40th Anniversary. The band announces the very special 40th Anniversary World Tour that begins in Milan, Italy, on March 18, 2022. According to the band, tour will hit Italy, Spain, Ireland, North Ireland, United Kingdom, Scotland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Romania, and Bulgaria. More dates and a U.S. tour will be announced. 

Blackie Lawless, about the 40th Anniversary World Tour:

For the W.A.S.P. 40th Anniversary World Tour we’re going back to the beginning. We’re taking the show back to where it all started. Complete with all the fire and all the blood that shocked the world the first time. We only did this type of show on the first world tour and never did it again…until now! I’m gonna scream and I’m gonna bleed, cause I Wanna be Somebody! We’re taking everybody back…back to the beginning!”

W.A.S.P. – Wild Child (video)

About the band:

W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. They emerged from the early 1980s Los Angeles heavy metal scene. The recordings and live shows made  them one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal bands. W.A.S.P. gained notoriety for their shock rock-themed image, lyrics and live performances. They have sold over 12 million albums.

Their most well-known songs include “Wild Child“, “I Wanna Be Somebody”, “L.O.V.E. Machine”, “Blind in Texas”, “Forever Free”, “Mean Man”, and “The Idol”, as well as their cover versions of Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor” and The Who’s “The Real Me”. They released 15 studio, and three live albums.The band’s most recent album, Golgotha, was released in 2015.

Wild Child – the title track from their second studio album The Last Command. It’s Written by Blackie Lawless and Chris Holmes.

W.A.S.P. 40th Anniversary World Tour, 2022:

03-18-2022, Milan, Live Club

03-19-2022, Padova, Padova Hall

03-23-2022, Bilbao, Santana 27

03-24-2022, Murcia, Sala Gamma 3

03-25-2022, Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1

03-26-2022, Madrid, La Riviera

03-30-2022, Dublin, Vicar St.

03-31-2022, Belfast, Ulster Hall

04-1-2022, Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill

04-2-2022, Manchester, Academy

04-3-2022, Nottingham, Rock City

04-5-2022, Glasgow, O2 Academy

04-6-2022, Newcastlee, O2 City Hall

04-7-2022, Bristol, O2 Academy

04-8-2022, London, Rou-House

04-9-2022, Eindhoven, Effenaar

04-10-2022, Copenhagen, Amager Bio

04-12-2022, Malmö, Moriskan

04-13-2022, Huskvarna, Folkets Park

04-14-2022, Sundsvall, Sporthallen

04-15-2022, Umeå, Idun

04-16-2022, Oulu, Teatria

04-17-2022, Tampere, Pakkahuone

04-18-2022, Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo

04-20-2022, Gävle, Gasklockan

04-21-2022, Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet

04-22-2022, Örebro, Conventum

04-23-2022, Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken

04-25-2022, Oslo, Rockefeller

04-28-2022, Stockholm, Stora Fållan

04-29-2022, Norrköping, Arbis

04-30-2022, Gothenburg, Trädgårn

05-1-2022, Bremen, Aladin

05-2-2022, Mannheim, Capitol

05-4-2022, Saarbrücken, Garage

05-5-2022, Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

05-7-2022, Geiselwind, Music Halle

05-8-2022, Munich, Backstage Werk

05-17-2022, Bucharest, Arenele Romane

05-18-2022, Sofia, Universidada Sports Hall

More dates and a U.S. tour will be announced.



W.A.S.P. photo: Getty Images