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  • Writer's pictureMichael Brandvold

Blackie Lawless Reflects on the End of 2023 W.A.S.P. European Tour

The European Leg of the 2023, "40th Anniversary World", is now complete and in the books. As I look back there have been spectacular moments we in the Band will never forget. The walls shaking back stage from the fans stamping their feet at the London Round House, in Belfast where at the end of the show I had to scream as loud as I could to say "goodnight" because the roar of the crowd was so overwhelming it was overriding the P.A. system. Sold out show after sold out show greeted us at almost every stop along the way. Yeah I had that injury with my back and it hurt like hell and I was forced to finish the tour sitting in Elvis' chair when I made the joke in one of the shows, "when this tour started at the end of the night I'd get up and ride on Elvis, now we're at the end of the tour and Elvis is riding on me! There have been so many nights where we will take the memory of the places and your faces with us the rest of our lives.

For those of you that were there, each of you absolutely felt the intensity of the tension in the air by the time the Band would reach the end of the show and the rooms were going totally insane!


These gigs were "rockin" and everyone there, including the Band could feel it. We would come off stage for the encore and there were times it was so loud we could not communicate with each other.


For myself and all the Band and Crew, you waited, some of you for years, and for all the Madness, Craziness and Love you gave us on this tour, for 40 years of support, we say,

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU EUROPE!!!!!

Now the 2nd U.S. Tour begins, and then on to South America and Mexico. We're gonna be Loud... We're gonna be Nasty... We're gonna be that Electric Circus where the animals all are insane... God Help Us!!!


Coming Soon... to a Rock N' Roll Insane Asylum Near You, on August 4th!!!


B. L.




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Tom Henrich
Tom Henrich
01 окт. 2023 г.

No amount of words can thank you enough dude. I've seen WASP countless times over the 40 years and was blown away each time but the show on this last tour surpassed them all.

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Miss Bush
Miss Bush
01 окт. 2023 г.

Texas cancelled twice....I waited three years bought tickets to two shows both cancelled....I'm losing reasons to be happy 🥺

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Luís Rochinha
Luís Rochinha
08 сент. 2023 г.

You're the best band in the world, by a landslide, period. All the love from Lisbon, Portugal.

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John Ford
John Ford
08 июн. 2023 г.

As a young fresh faced whipper snapper of a mere 15 years old I was there at the Lyceum in 1984. Just a few days previous I met all of the band in Shades record shop in Soho. I still have the LP cover which Chris Holmes wrote some absolute filth on for me. Well the next time I saw you guys was at the Round House 2023, and guess what ? I brought my 15 year old daughter with me. She had a great time, but thought some of the songs were a bit rude. Lucky she never saw the stage show back in 1984 at the Lyceum !!!!

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Joseph Kielbasa
Joseph Kielbasa
30 мая 2023 г.

Unfortunately the music scene is not what it was years ago.now corporate is really getting stupid with money.Wasp has proven the power of lyrics and sound like no other History has proven that with knowledge and wisdom comes great things cheers

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Tom Henrich
Tom Henrich
30 мая 2023 г.
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Amen to that. Not that I had any intention of going but I heard that the cheapest tickets to see Taylor Swift was $2,100 each. smh. I saw that Squeeze was playing near me. $200 per ticket. GTFO of here !! They're a decent band but not worth shelling out $200 to see. At least not for me. When I was a kid I would go to 3-4 shows a month. I paid $8 for a ticket to see Rush.


To me, WASP is the only band left that I'd spend whatever it took to see live. I don't like the prices bands charge for meet & greets but I totally understand why bands do them. And my understanding is…


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