What better way for a band to show its love for its fans than by playing a free show in their hometown? Ratt
, who earned their way into the Sunset Strip’s legendary and historical rock pantheon with a parade of hook-filled anthems that went on to define the ‘80s, will play a free, “Fan Appreciation” show at the Key Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 29.
That’s right. We said “free.” No gimmicks. No fine print. No tricks. The show is 100 percent free for fans anxious to Ratt ‘n’ Roll on a hot July night!
This free show is presented as part of the Sunset Strip Summer Concert Series and is being sponsored by BING. The show will be filmed for a forthcoming, feature-length documentary about the famed Sunset Strip, where some of the most culturally relevant bands of the past four decades were spawned. The documentary will also feature X representing the ‘70s; Jane’s Addiction representing the ‘90s; Pussycat Dolls representing the ‘00s; and of course, Ratt representing the ‘80s.
Ratt’s new album, Infestation, their first studio effort in over a decade, is in stores now. The band is currently touring with The Scorpions and will remain on the road through September. Infestation has been celebrated as one of best albums of Ratt’s career. Revolver said the record “plugs directly into the sound and spirit of their glory days” while Guitar Player pointed out that Infestation has “killer tones and great technique.”
Ratt have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates as vocalist Stephen Pearcy will be undergoing urgent hernia surgery this week. The band regrets missing the European dates on the heels of the release of their first album in eleven years, Infestation, which enjoyed a high chart debut in European territories.
Ratt shares this disappointment with all their European fans who planned to attend the shows at Sweden Rock, Sauna Open Air Festival, UK Download, Hellfest, Grasspop and Gods of Metal as well as their other dates. The band is looking into rescheduling as many of the shows as possible.
Pearcy’s doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for Ratt’s North American touring schedule, which includes a run with The Scorpions, beginning in July and running through September.
Iconic ‘80s hard rockers RATT plan to Ratt ‘n’ Roll all summer long in support of their brand new album, Infestation. The record is their first studio effort in 11 years and has been met with universally positive praise and continues to gain momentum since its April 20 release, where it sold nearly 15,000 copies. The band will be on the road as part of their “World Infestation” tour, with dates planned from now through September. The band will continue headlining and well as touring with The Scorpions in July.
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.