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Warrant

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$35
Warrant at the Genesee Theatre Friday, December 14, 2018

Warrant, with special guests:

  • Slaughter
  • Lynch Mob

@Genesee Theatre
Friday, December 14
Show = 7:30 pm
Tickets’ start price = $35

Warrant

Warrant on stageWarrant is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced Radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and the massive hit “Heaven” which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed Gold sales and the Album went Platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe performing 262 shows in support of DRFSR and closed the year with a Platinum Home Video.

Warrant’s signature style of rock music is very catchy and yet very melodic and remains the band’s signature sound today. In September 2008, Robert Mason replaced Jani Lane (RIP) as lead vocalist joining the other four original members, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen and Erik Turner. Their current album Louder Harder Faster, released on Frontiers Records, has been highly regarded in reviews and embraced by fans. (Source)

Slaughter

Slaughter (old band picture)Former Vinnie Vincent Invasion members Mark Slaughterand bassist Dana Strum formed Slaughter with guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias in 1988 in an attempt to cross over to pop audiences. Their metal style’s main focus is on catchy melodies and Mark Slaughter’s impressive vocal range, particularly his somewhat nasal falsetto. Their first two studio albums sold quite well until their style fell out of favor with the alternative explosion. The group struggled throughout the 1990s, and on February 5, 1998, Kelly died in an auto accident; his final recordings appeared a year later on Eternal Live. Still, the band managed to regroup without him, releasing Back to Reality in 1999 with new guitarist Jeff Blando. (Source)

Lynch Mob

lynch mobAn American hard rock/heavy metal outfit with a rotating cast of players, the aptly named Lynch Mob is the brainchild of guitar virtuoso — and sole permanent member — George Lynch. Founded in 1989 after the acrimonious split of Lynch’s previous outfit, Dokken, the initial lineup of the group consisted of Lynch, Dokken drummer Mick Brown, bass player Anthony Esposito, and vocalist Oni Logan. Employing a muscular blend of hard rock, R&B, and blues, Lynch Mobissued their debut album, Wicked Sensation, in 1990 via Elektra. Logan would leave the group shortly after completing the tour in support of the LP, which led to the arrival of new vocalist Rob Mason, who made his debut two years later on the band’s eponymous second full-length outing. Despite garnering critical praise, the album failed to break through, due in large part to the burgeoning grunge and alternative rock scene, which in 1992 was bursting at the seams. Lynch Mobofficially disbanded three years later, and Lynch and Brown returned to Dokken for a short time. Lynchunveiled a completely retooled Lynch Mob in 1999 and released Smoke This, which saw the group adding rap metal to their résumé. 2003’s REvolution marked the return of vocalist Rob Mason, and featured reworked versions of songs from the band’s first two LPs, as well as some Lynch-era Dokkenmaterial. The band returned to the classic hard rock sound of their genesis for 2009’s Oni Logan-fronted Smoke and Mirrors, which was released on Frontiers Records. 2014’s Sun Red Sun, the band’s sixth studio long-player, also featured Logan on vocals, as did 2015’s Rebel, and 2017’s The Brotherhood. (Source)