You better hit one of these Fozzy shows or Chris Jericho is going to put you on ‘The List!’ With the new album Judas set to arrive on Oct. 13, the group will embark on a headlining tour this fall with support coming from Gemini Syndrome and The Stir.
More tour date announcements will be coming in the future, but for now, the run is slated to begin on Sept. 16 in Minnesota, working the Midwest before venturing eastward with stops in the Northeast, extending down the coast and finishing up in North Carolina on Oct. 8. See the full list of cities below as well as the promotional poster for the jaunt.
In May, Fozzy released the title track from Judas, which served as the first single from the album. The song has been met with an overwhelming response, receiving over seven million plays on YouTube alone and topping iTunes charts in eight countries. Jericho initially received some pushback regarding “Judas” as the single, telling us (vide below), “There was a big argument at the record company and the band of what song should be the first single. At first, ‘Judas’ was not even the first choice or the second choice. I had to go to bat for it and call the head of Century Media, Don Robertson, and say, ‘Don, this is the song,’ and Don agreed.”
Meanwhile, Gemini Syndrome will be promoting their 2016 offering, Memento Mori. The group will be on the road for some additions dates prior to the Fozzy trek and vocalist Aaron Nordstrom commented, “We are excited to announce the first few dates of this fall run including the dates supporting Fozzy. This will be the last conversion of the year before we start working on a new record. Come see us on the road and get prepared for the next chapter.”
Jericho will also host the Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert on Oct. 24 later this year. The event will honor both Tony Iommi and Rob Halford with performances coming from Halestorm, Power Trip, Body Count and Starset with more to be announced. For more details, head to this location.
Fozzy 2017 U.S. Tour Poster
Fozzy 2017 U.S. Tour Dates With Gemini Syndrome + The Stir
Sept. 16 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ 93X Anniversary
Sept. 27 — Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
Sept. 28 — Columbus, Ohio @ A&R
Sept. 29 — Detroit, Mich. @ WRIF Fest
Sept. 30 — Libertyville, Ill. @ Austin Fuel Room
Oct. 01 — Janesville, Wis. @ Sonic Boom
Oct. 03 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rapids Theater
Oct. 04 — Wilkes Barre, Penn. @ Chandelier Lobby
Oct. 05 — Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
Oct. 07 — Wilmington, N.C. @ The Muse
Oct. 08 — Winston Salem, N.C. @ Ultra Saloon.
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