Another short-notice, high-profile, hard-rockin’ tour from Soundwave Touring has just popped up today, with glam metallers Steel Panther announcing they will return to Australia for a run of tour dates with Buckcherry in December 2013, dubbed the Spreading The Disease (STD) tour.
In the country just under a year ago, the big-haired, fantastically-named quartet of Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia will now grace our shores for the third time in two years following a Soundwave 2012 appearance.
The spandex-clad lads will be fresh out of the studio and are sure to have new tunes in hand, having been hard at work on their third full-length. They’ve drafted in cred-heavy producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Meatloaf) for the follow-up to their sweat-sexy 2011 effort, Balls Out.
Joining Steel Panther on tour, fellow Angelenos Buckcherry toured Australia earlier this year, playing the inaugural Stone Music Festival off the back of their latest LP Confessions. Now the multimillion-selling hard rockers will return, ready to drop their biggest songs on audiences in anticipation of their upcoming greatest hits compilation.
Steel Panther recently won Live Act Of The Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, reigning supreme over heavyweights like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Tool. Their last Australia tour sold out in the blink of an eye, so you can be assured that there won’t be much room for delay in snapping up tickets.
There will be a variety of ticketing options available, including VIP packages which give you the opportunity to appear ON STAGE with Steel Panther. More info can be found at the band’s official site. Tickets go on sale Friday, 27th September, 9am local time. Tour details below.
UPDATE: Fozzy have been announced as the third act for the Spreading The Disease tour. Led by Chris Jericho, the band were in Australia earlier this year as part of Soundwave 2013 and clearly couldn’t wait to get back. Check out what Jericho has to say below:
“After playing Soundwave 2013, one of the best tours of our career, in front of the best Fozzy fans in the world, we had one mission on our minds- to come back to Australia on the Sin And Bones tour ONE MORE TIME! Now we have accomplished that mission and are stoked to be coming back to Oz in December to tear your heads off once again! Along with our bros in Steel Panther and Buck Cherry, we are forming a Rock n Roll TRIPLE THREAT that can’t be missed!! This is the tour of the Summer and we can’t wait to kick all your asses again!”
Gallery: Steel Panther – Big Top Luna Park, Sydney 06/10/2012
Steel Panther Spreading The Disease 2013 Australian tour dates
With Buckcherry and Fozzy
Friday, 6th December
Riverstage, Brisbane (Licensed All Ages)
Saturday, 7th December
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Sunday, 8th December
Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (Licensed All Ages)
Tuesday, 10th December
Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide (Licensed All Ages)
Thursday, 12th December
Metro City, Perth (18+)