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Steel Panther, photo by David Jackson

Steel Panther, photo by David Jackson


Steel Panther to Open for Judas Priest on Upcoming North American Tour


“Fanthers Worldwide” Exclusive Presale Available Now and Steel Panther VIP Experience Available July 11th 


Steel Panther continues their musical attack on the United States this Fall playing alongside heavy metal icons Judas Priest. The band ~ Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia ~ was tapped to open the upcoming North American tour for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of heavy metal music and theatrics. 

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The 20 city run (with more dated to be added) will kick off October 1st in Rochester, NY and will run through mid November and wrap up in Salt Lake City. The tour will make stops in major markets including Brooklyn, Detroit, Baltimore and Los Angeles. Fans who join the Steel Panther fan club, “Fanthers Worldwide,” or who are already members, get exclusive access to ticket presales beginning, July 9th at 10am local time. Membership includes an exclusive Steel Panther T-shirt and laminate/lanyard, access to ticket presales, the members-only Fanther Forum, exclusive videos, photos, contests and more. Current “Fanthers Worldwide” members can log in to their fan club membership for further information and for presale tickets. Tickets for most of the upcoming dates go on sale Friday, July 11th and will be available via


Steel Panther special guest“I cannot believe that we are touring with Judas Priest. One of the most iconic heavy-metal bands of all time! We are going to have THE most amazing tour this fall,” exclaimed vocalist Michael Starr. “If you don’t buy a ticket for the show, you must be a Justin Bieber fan. Death to all but Metal!”

Steel Panther will be offering a limited number of VIP Experiences for each of the upcoming shows with Judas Priest. The VIP Experience will be an upgrade available to Steel Panther fans who have already purchased a ticket to the show and will consist of all of the following:


•        Preshow Meet & Greet with Steel Panther

•        Sexy Photo op with Steel Panther (props & costumes provided)

•        Autograph signing by Steel Panther (body parts encouraged)

•        Preshow VIP Host

•        Priority VIP check-in

•        Preshow drinks and crowd free merchandise shopping

•        Exclusive Groupie Merchandise and more!
The VIP Experience goes on sale on starting July 11th and is available via Steel Panther’s website here.


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The Tour Dates


DATE                  CITY, STATE                                 VENUE

July 12th               Seattle, WA                                 Chive Fest

Jul 17th                Cadott, WI                                    Rock Fest 2014

Jul 31st                 Wacken, GER                              Wacken Open Air

Aug 1st                 Copenhagen, DEN                      Refshalevej

Aug 2nd                Remyre, SWE                              Skogsrojet

Aug 4th                 Bergen, NOR                               USF Verftet

Aug 5th                 Stavanger, NOR                         Zetlizt @ Stavanger Konserthus

Aug 7th                 Gavle, SWE                                  Getaway Rock Fest

Aug 9th                 Eschwege, GER                            Open Flair Festival

Steel cropOct 1st *               Rochester, NY                              Main Street Armory

Oct 3rd *               Hammond, IN                              The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Oct 4th *               Louisville, KY                              Louder Than Life Festival

Oct 6th *               Montreal, QUE                            Bell Centre

Oct 7th *               Rama, ONT                                 Casino Rama

Oct 9th *               Brooklyn, NY                               Barclay’s Center

Oct 10th *             Atlantic City, NJ                          Harrah’s Atlantic City

Oct 11th *             Mashantucket, CT                        Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Oct 14th *             Lowell, MA                                  Tsongas Center

Oct 15th *             Allentown, PA                             PPL Center

Oct 17th *             East Rutherford, NJ               Izod Center

Oct 19th *             Detroit, MI                                     Fox Theatre

Oct 24th *             Baltimore, MD                             Pier Six Pavilion

Oct 28th *             Duluth, GA                                   Gwinnett Center

Oct 30th *             Hollywood, FL                             Hard Rock Live

Nov 6th *              Allen, TX                                        Allen Event Center

Nov 10th *            Los Angeles, CA                         Nokia Theater

Nov 12th *            Phoenix, AZ                                 Jobing Arena

Nov 13th *             Highland, CA                               San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

Nov 14th *            Las Vegas, NV                             The Pearl

Nov 16th *            San Jose, CA                                City National Civic

Nov 18th *            Salt Lake City, UT                     Maverik Center

Mar 6th ’15 #        Manchester, UK                         O2 Apollo Manchester

Mar 7th ’15 #        Manchester, UK                           O2 Apollo Manchester

Mar 9th 15 #         Glasgow, UK                                   O2 Academy Glasgow

Mar 12th 15 #       Wolverhampton, UK                Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Mar 14th 15 #       London, UK                                     Wembley Arena





For You Panther Virgins Out There…a Little More About the Band


Steel Panther has been on the road in support of their highest chart debut of their career, All You Can Eat, which was released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services and stormed the top of the charts, landing at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The band also garnered their third consecutive #1 album on the Top Current Comedy Charts. The album is currently available at all physical and digital retailers or can be ordered via SteelPanther.TV.  All You Can Eat was produced by Jay Ruston and Steel Panther.

Steel Panther at their  All You Can Eat VIP Release Party, April 1, 2014

Steel Panther at their All You Can Eat VIP Release Party, April 1, 2014

Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years, due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts) and live shows (killer metal combined with some of the raunchiest but most clever lyrics ever) and, let’s face it, their perfect balance of homage to and teasing of 80s hair metal bands, the guys have enjoyed major acclaim from fans (who completely and totally adore them) and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Green Day…to name just few.  Steel Panther has also been seen on Dancing With The Stars, Bad Girls’ Club, and ~ most recently ~ in a national web campaign for Warner Brothers Pictures’ hit film Rock Of Ages. The band played to the largest crowd of their career this past June when they closed the Download Festival in Donnington, UK alongside Alter Bridge and Aerosmith.  Steel Panther is THAT band, the one that makes everyone stand up and take notice, the one that makes other bands shake their heads and say, “Wish we had thought of that,” the one that hit the nail on the head with their flawless combination of musical chops and showmanship, hard edge and  humor, and, of course, Spandex and hairspray.

When a band is asked to open up on a Judas Priest tour, really, what more do you need to know?