RATT Announces Spring/Summer 2019 North American Tour Dates

RATT Announces Spring/Summer 2019 North American Tour Dates

RATT has announced a batch of North American tour dates that will take place over the course of the next five months.

The band's first live appearance of 2019 is scheduled for May 4 at the Domination festival in Mexico. The group also has a number of shows lined up on the East Coast and in the South, including gigs in Texas, Mississippi, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

RATT's current lineup includes original singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier, along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY).

RATT tour dates:

May 04 - Domination Festival - Mexico City, Mexico
May 11 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Biloxi, MS
May 17 - Wildflower Festival - Richardson, TX
Jun. 08 - MotorCity Harley-Davidson - Farmington Hills, MI
Jun. 28 - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort - Miami, OK
Jun. 29 - Funtastic Fourth - Big Spring, TX
Jul. 03 - Westchester County Center - White Plains, NY
Jul. 05 - Skyloft Albany - Albany, NY
Jul. 06 - The Cabot - Beverly, MA
Jul. 11 - Hair In The Fair - Welland, Canada
Jul. 12 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
Jul. 13 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
Aug. 03 - Wyoming's Big Show - Rock Springs, WY
Aug. 10 - Hollywood Casino Amp - Maryland Heights, MO
Sep. 13 - One Centre Square - Easton, PA
Sep. 14 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
Oct. 20 - Fronterizo Fest III - Tijuana, Mexico

Pearcy recently said that RATT fans can expect to see some fresh additions to the group's concert setlist when he and his bandmates return to the road.

"We have so many cool songs that we wanna put in the set this year, so we're gonna change it up a bit and put in some of these other songs," the singer said during an appearance on the April 17 episode of KCAA's "Controlled Chaos". "'I Want A Woman', 'Sweet Cheater' — everything from '83 to the full catalog. We're gonna shake it up a bit. That's the hardest thing to do. I put a little thing out there [on social media]: 'What do you wanna hear?' You'd be surprised how many people wanna hear a song like 'Givin' Yourself Away' or something else."

According to Pearcy, RATT fans shouldn't be surprised to hear slightly different versions of the band's classic songs when they come to one of the group's concerts.

"I'm from old school, like [Robert] Plant or [Rob] Halford," he said. "I don't myself up against any of these gentlemen, but I like to change it up a bit. So if I don't sing the exact words, people, don't get uptight. It's me just having a good time. Because, as a singer, I try to hit different notes and different things. We wanna change it up."

This past January, Pearcy underwent knee surgery. The operation came three months after two disastrous RATT shows that saw the 62-year-old singer incapacitated to the point where he had trouble remembering the words to some of the band's biggest hits.

Pearcy later apologized to the RATT fans, saying in a statement that he was "dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee." He added that he "made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage" at the September concert in Huntington, New York "and it destroyed my performance."

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