With this year marking 25 years since the release of ‘The Crimson Idol’ – W.A.S.P’s ambitious and critically-acclaimed fifth album – the band hit the UK and Ireland in October with the Reidolized Tour AND a re-recorded version of the album along with a 50 minute DVD film of the entire story.
The tour will see W.A.S.P perform The Crimson Idol in full – accompanied by the film – followed by a second set of hits. 02 pre-sale at selected venues starts now, with tickets on general sale from 9am on Wednesday 25th January.
12⁄10 - Hastings, White Rock Theatre
13⁄10 - Nottingham, Rock City
14⁄10 - Leeds, 02 Academy
15⁄10 - Newcastle, 02 Academy
16⁄10 - Glasgow, 02 ABC
18⁄10 - Belfast, Limelight
19⁄10 - Dublin, Academy
20⁄10 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21⁄10 - Manchester, 02 The Ritz
22⁄10 - Buckley, Tivoli
24⁄10 - Cardiff, Tramshed
25⁄10 - Bristol, 02 Academy
26⁄10 - Norwich, UEA
27⁄10 - London, 02 Forum Kentish Town
Released in 1992, The Crimson Idol was made over three years and, initially, was a Black Lawless solo album, to all intents and purposes. The album chronicled the rise to fame of a rock star named Jonathan who ultimately meets a tragic end.
The re-recorded version of The Crimson Idol comes hot on the heels of last album, Golgotha, about which Classic Rock commented that the band “retain a level of credibility that precious few of their metal peers ever even aspired to, let alone achieved”.