Steel panther Tour 2019 – Hilariously satirical hair metal band who claimed to have missed the boat in the 80s, Steel Panther hail from Los Angeles, US, and have been windmilling their long blonde locks to their rumbling riffs since the early 2000s.
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The quartet, featuring ‘Michael Starr’ (Ralph Saenz, vocals), ‘Stix Zadinia’ (Darren Leader, drums), ‘Lexxi Foxx’ (Travis Haley, bass) and ‘Satchel’ (Russ Parrish), began performing on the Sunset Strip under the name of Metal Shop, gradually gaining popularity and notoriety. They performed at weekly nights, playing covers of hair metal classics, making fun of the 80s lifestyle and image of bands like Van Halen. The band released their first album, “Hole Patrol” in 2003 independently, which gained some interest, with songs featured on TV shows.
In 2008, the band changed their name to Steel Panther, joining major label Republic Records (owned by Universal). In 2009 their major debut was released, titled “Feel the Steel” breaking into the Billboard charts and achieving Steel Panther significant success. Their album went to number one in the Billboard Comedy Charts and number 98 on the US charts, It included the singles “Death For All But Metal” and “Community Property” which became cult hits. Corey Taylor, Justin Hawkins and M. Shadows featured on the album.
Their second release, “Balls Out” was released in 2011, featuring guest appearances from comedian Dane Cook and Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger, amongst others. The album surpassed Megadeth’s “TH1RT3EN” and Lou Reed and Metallica’s “Lulu” to reach number one in the UK ITunes Rock chart and number 40 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with frost week sales of 12,000 copies in the US.
Their success led to several tours which included a main stage slot at UK’s Download Festival in 2012, playing to a crowd of over 100,000 people. They have also toured with Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard.