Things are always promising in the Metal Republic when there comes news about a tour from the legendary Doro Pesch. I tell you that I have always made it a point to see her in action because there are few performers like her when it comes to delivering all the Metal goods. She will be joined by Metal Church and you can learn all about it in the lengthy press release down below.
The Press Release:
The Metal Queen is back! Back in the USA! DORO Pesch of WARLOCK will tour the states in April & May 2019!
And the world-famous female singer is not alone. “We are doing a double headliner tour with our long time friends METAL CHURCH,“ DORO unveils. “What a superb power package for all Metal fans. I am so exited to hit the stage together with METAL CHURCH and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are.“
The two-leg tour will start on April 17 in Las Vegas, NV and conclude on May 11th in New Bedford, MA. Tickets for the dates are now on sale!
Fans can expect a best of Warlock show with all the highlights from the 80´s, when Warlock conquered the metal world with smash hits like “All We Are,“ “I Rule The Ruins,“ When East Meets West“ or “Für Immer,“ and their famous album “Triumph & Agony“ sold over 5 million copies!
“We will play all these hits“, DORO promises. “But we will also have a lot more stuff ready from our latest albums!“ So fans can expect a nice dose of brand new DORO songs from the both very successful albums Forever Warriors and Forever United. DORO announces: “We sure will play our new anthem ‘All For Metal’ and ‘Living Life To The Fullest’, which is dedicated to my dear, sadly missed friend Lemmy.” Look out for other new show highlights like “Bastardos” and “Blood, Sweat & Rock ´n´Roll.”
DORO is currently in the states right now as she will be the laudatory for Lita Ford, who will be inducted to the ‘Hall Of Heavy Metal History“ in Anaheim, CA. An honor, that DORO herself received already last year at the world famous Wacken festival in Northern Germany in front of over 80,000 fans!
DORO is back to rock the USA in April 2019! She comments„ I am so exited and can’t wait to see all my American fans again. Rock on! See you soon! Für immer!“
West Coast metal veterans Metal Church will hit the road in support of their latest release “Damned If You Do” which is the bands 12th studio album and was released on December 7th, 2018 via Rat Pak Records (North America), Nuclear Blast (Europe) and KING Records (Japan). “Damned If You Do” landed at #34 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #09 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and is the follow up to their highly successful 2016 album “XI”, which saw the return of legendary front-man Mike Howe.
Fans will be treated to several songs off the bands latest release, as well one or two from “XI”, and some Metal Church fan favorites! Said Mike Howe, “You will not be disappointed!”
Mike Howe added, “I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I’m also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!!”
Images Of Eden will be joining Metal Church and Doro Pesch on all dates.
The Tour Dates:
4/17/2019: Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
4/18/2019: House Of Blues @ The Parish – Anaheim, CA
4/19/2019: The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
4/20/2019: Club Red – Tempe, AZ
5/02/2019: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/03/2019: Route 20 – Racine, WI
5/04/2019: Machine Shop – Flint, MI
5/05/2019: Arcada Theater – St Charles, IL
5/07/2019: Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
5/08/2019: Reverb – Reading, PA
5/09/2019: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
5/10/2019: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
5/11/2019: The Vault @ Greasy Luck – New Bedford, MA
Metal queen DORO released her first ever double album, Forever Warriors // Forever United, on August 17, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Now, thanks to the immense support from her loyal fans, DORO can proudly announce that these 2 records have achieved many chart entries all over the globe. The German chart position #4, is the highest ever entry in her home country. The full list reads as follows:
Finland: #3 (Physical)
Sweden: #7 (Physical) / #3 (Vinyl) / #18 (Hard Rock)
UK: #2 (Rock) / #15 (Indie)
Belgium: #57 (Vl) / #92 (Wa)
#13 Heatseekers/New Artist
#14 Hard Music
#42 Hard Music
#58 Heatseekers/New Artist
Forever Warriors // Forever United
#50 Hard Music
#76 Heatseekers/New Artist
This is DORO’s 20th album – and it’s arriving just in time for her 35th live stage anniversary! And yet it’s not just these two great anniversaries that make Forever Warriors // Forever United a truly extraordinary album. It’s also not just the fact that the metal queen is releasing her very first double album.
No, Forever Warriors // Forever United is so special because DORO presents 25 (!) brand new hot tracks that all have one thing in common; an incredible variety and stylistic range, paired with the highest quality. There is simply no weak song on this album – it’s “all killer, no filler!”
On Forever Warriors // Forever United, DORO delivers a musical firecracker with an unbelievable amount of hits. From stadium anthems to ballads, from heavy metal to classical – the queen of rock and metal proves beyond doubt on this double album that she rules all facets within the rock genre (and far beyond)! And: Forever Warriors // Forever United is also more than just a double album – it’s actually two new DORO albums in one!
On Forever Warriors, DORO presents herself as a wild warrior. Listen to the tracks “Bastardos,” “Blood,” “Sweat And Rock’n’Roll,” the first single “All For Metal” as well as “If I Can’t Have You – No One Will,” the duet with AMON AMARTH bellower Johan Hegg. This song contains brute force that will hit you right in the face. You have never heard DORO like this before!
Forever United captivates with the emotional side of DORO, which of course focuses on topics such as friendship, love and deep connections. Examples are the Lemmy anthem “Living Life To The Fullest,” “Heartbroken,” “Lift Me Up” and the brand new single ‘It Cuts So Deep,” with which DORO has succeeded in producing even more great songs!
“We have toured very intensively over the past few years, gathering so many impressions along the way and meeting so many great people. That really inspired me,” explains DORO. “The songs and ideas literally flooded our minds and this also didn’t stop in the studio. From over 50 song ideas we quickly had 14 songs for an album, then suddenly 20 and in the end it was 24. Then I decided to also record one more in our last studio week: ‘Caruso’.”
Consequently, DORO presents their fans with Forever Warriors // Forever United two new albums in a double package – with 19 regular tracks and six bonus songs that are full of great surprises.
The kick-off to this unique songwriting marathon was the track ‘Living Life To The Fullest’ in January 2016. DORO: “I was on the plane on my way to Lemmy’s funeral, when the melody and the lyrics came to my mind. Lemmy was always incredibly important to me. Then it just went on always with the same procedure; as soon as a song idea came to maturity, I went into the studio – between all the gigs and tours – to capture the fresh wind and live energy of the songs.”
The album includes the MOTÖRHEAD cover ‘Lost In The Ozone’, in honor of Lemmy, as well as ‘Don’t Break My Heart Again’, an outstanding cover version of the WHITESNAKE hit. DORO: “I have a very deep personal connection to ‘Lost in The Ozone’ and WHITESNAKE have always been one of my absolute favorites. That’s also why my first ever band was called SNAKEBITE!”
A hymn like “All We Are,” a German ballad like “Für Immer” and a former WARLOCK guitarist… with Forever Warriors, Forever United, DORO has a new mega album under her belt which shows the rock queen in all of her countless, wonderful, varied facets. This album is another milestone in DORO’s great career.
More on Forever Warriors, Forever United:
Album Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/6KwXFCIqH5c
Album Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/NAxhSpGgSEU
Album Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/ig57Ae_JjjE
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to mark this one down on my calendar but I guess no one shared the information yet about the NYC date because The Highline Ballroom is closing up in a couple of weeks after more than a decade of serving up quality shows. I will miss them as a place to go for sure and I am crossing my fingers about Gramercy Theatre picking this one up since its a proper venue space for each of the acts. This is a perfect pairing and one tour that I think a lot of people will be talking about for months after. What do you think of this one? Will you be in attendance? Chime in down below in the comments, you know we love to hear from you.