After a very successful Spring tour, iconic '80's hard rockers Ratt are excited to continue their "World Infestation" with Germany's Scorpions.
Due to emergency surgery, vocalist Stephen Pearcy was recently forced to cancel a string of European dates; however, the Ratt family is happy to report he has made a full recovery and is eager to get back on the road.
"Despite the forced break with my surgery, I'm feeling better and being out here on tour with the Scorpions is rehabilitating, to say the least," Pearcy said. "We're doing different songs from Infestation and they are going over great! We're mixing up our set and kicking some ass. It's a Scorpion sting with some Ratt 'n' Roll!
The upcoming tour supports April's Infestation, which "plugs directly into the sound and spirit of their glory days" (Revolver). The record is an aural assault armed with "killer tones and great technique" (Guitar Player). Infestation debuted at #30 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #4 on the Top Hard Music chart. It is being hailed by many as one of the best albums of the band's storied career. Check out the video for the single, "Best of Me," which literally offers a sneak peek into the rock ‘n' roll lifestyle.
Tour dates are as follows:
July 21 - Nokia Live - Grand Prairie, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 22 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
July 23 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 25 - Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK (Rock N America Music Fest)
July 29 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
July 31 - 910 Live - Tempe, AZ
Aug 1 - Pacific Amphitheatre / FAIR - Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County Fair)
Aug 3 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
Aug 4 - Raley Field - Sacramento, CA (w. Scorpions)
Aug 5 - The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 6 - Warnors Theatre - Fresno, CA
Aug 7 - 4th & B - San Diego, CA
Aug 13 - Scriba Town Inn Summer Concert - Oswego, NY
Aug 14 - Atlantic City Hilton Resort Grand Theatre - Atlantic City, NJ