FOZZY, the active rock band led by Chris Jericho, will continue to rock their fans across America in 2018 when they embark on their 25-date headlining Judas Rising Tour, which will stop locally in DALLAS on FRIDAY, MARCH 2 at CANTON HALL with special guests Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir.
“I’m stoked to do this extensive tour of the States now that ‘Judas,’ the song, is a Top 5 rock radio hit and Judas, the album, has gone top 40!” says Chris Jericho. “Fozzyis bigger than we’ve ever been, which means bigger production, bigger songs and bigger lighted jackets! So we can’t wait to rock your literal socks off starting in February!! JUDAS IS RISING!”
The upcoming tour dates come on the heels of the October release of the band’s seventh album, JUDAS (Century Media), which Loudwire named as one of the top 25 albums of 2017, saying the band has continued “honing their craft and steadily improving. JUDAS is their most polished and fully realized album, and should be their most successful, as well.”
“I started playing guitar because of how deeply powerful the experience of going to concerts was for me,” guitarist Rich Ward adds. “With a hit single and a new album pushing Fozzy to new heights, I can’t wait to get back on the road in America to capture the power that only live music can create. Make sure to bring a helmet and your dancing shoes when Fozzy rolls through your town.”
The album’s title-track and single “Judas” was released in May 2017, becoming a top 5 hitat active rock radio. The song also spent five weeks at #1 on the highly influential ‘Big Uns Countdown’ on Sirius/XM’s Octane channel and has amassed over 12.8 million views for its video on YouTube. Cryptic Rock (10-13-17) says the song is, “a passionate and bombastic tune showcasing the band’s irresistible energy and uncanny ability to rock hard, it is as good as it gets.”
In their more than 20-year career, FOZZY—Chris Jericho (vocals), Rich Ward (guitars, vocals), Frank Fontsere (drums), Billy Grey (guitars), Paul DiLeo (bass)–has always been about hard work, dedication and delivering great rock ‘n’ roll to their devoted fans worldwide; reminding them that music is all about invoking dirty, sweaty jubilation and doing it loudly! However, calling them just “entertainers” would be abridging their talent as Wardis one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock ‘n’ roll and Jericho’s vocal range and passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to excel in pretty much everything he does. Throw in the powerhouse rock solid drumming of Fontsere, the blazing leads of Grey and the genius and energy of returning bassist DiLeo and it’s no surprise that FOZZYhas skyrocketed into becoming one of the hottest rock acts in years.
Editor’s Note: If you have NOT seen these guys live = you owe it to yourself to be inside the historic Canton Hall on March 2 to witness the mayhem firsthand. Chris’ voice combined with all of the great musicianship is definitely worth the price of admission.