Published On: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016

Stryper kicks off 30th anniversary ‘To Hell with the Devil’ tour, adds more shows, VIP packages

The yellow and black returns as Stryper embarks on the 30th Anniversary To Hell with the Devil Tour, celebrating the multi-platinum hit album that made MTV history. Paying homage to their early days as a band, Stryper will return to their fan-favorite yellow and black costumes, and play the full album live.

Stryper has announced additional dates and VIP Meet & Greet packages for this tour to give fans the opportunity to meet the band, take photos and obtain autographs. VIP packages include exclusive collectibles and early access to the concert venue.

Additionally, one lucky VIP Meet & Greet attendee in each city will be awarded an RIAA Certified Platinum To Hell with the Devil award.

stryper-yellow-and-black-2016Released by Enigma Records on October 24, 1986, the GRAMMY-nominated To Hell with the Devil is the band’s third studio album and the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status. Throughout 1987, the music videos for “Free” and “Honestly” ranked #1 on MTV’s list of most requested videos, and the video for “Calling on You” reached #2.

Stryper was the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

To Hell with the Devil literally changed our lives,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “During that tour we went from playing theaters and mid-sized clubs to arenas, all in a very short amount of time. We never could have predicted the wild popularity of those songs and videos – especially in the mainstream market.”

Unlike many of their counterparts, Stryper is comprised of all four original members with Michael Sweet on vocals and guitar, Robert Sweet on drums, Tim Gaines on bass and Oz Fox on guitar. Rocking since 1984, Stryper is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

Stryper’s To Hell with the Devil Tour is sponsored by Manwell DeCoudres Restaurant Group, The Salty Snapper, Woodstack BBQ Tavern, Pro Shot Basketball and Ucreative.

30th Anniversary To Hell with the Devil Tour Dates:
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

Sept. 30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Oct. 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre

Oct. 3 – Wilmington, NC – The Throne Theater

Oct. 4 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend

Oct. 6 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Oct. 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

Oct. 9 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!

Oct. 10 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

Oct. 12 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo

Oct. 14 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Oct. 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Oct. 16 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim

Oct. 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Oct. 20 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre

Oct. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Oct. 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Lobo Theater

Oct. 25 – Roswell, NM – The Liberty

Oct. 26 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

Oct. 28 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground

Oct. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre

Oct. 31 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

Nov. 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

Nov. 4 – Peoria, IL – Limelight Eventplex

Nov. 5 – Hazard, KY – The Forum

Nov. 6 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

Nov. 8 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

Nov. 9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Nov. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

Nov. 13 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

Nov. 16 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

Nov. 17 – Northampton, PA – Gin Mill and Grill

Nov. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony

Nov. 20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

Nov. 21 – Raleigh, NC – City Limits Saloon

For more information, visit www.stryper.com.

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