W.A.S.P announced that they had to cancel their United States tour dates due to the extensive back injuries suffered by the vocalist and guitarist Blackie Lawless during their shows in Europe this year. Their American tour had Armored Saint as the special guest.
The only date that is still on the band’s official website is their show in Mexico City, Mexico next December 3 at Life After Death Festival.
Blackie Lawless talked in an official statement about having to cancel the tour
“The extent of the trauma I endured on the 2023 European Tour was far greater than originally diagnosed and surgery will now be needed to correct the problem. In addition to the original herniated disc, as that tour continued, a 2nd disc became herniated0.”
“Upon returning home a 2nd MRI also revealed a broken vertebrae to my lower back. I’ve been fortunate to work with the best specialists in the U.S. and I’ve been in intensive rehab since we got home. It’s going well but the damage was pretty extensive and all the Dr.’s agree moving the tour a few months back will be the safest thing.”
“It’s all been as the result of an injury that happened several years ago. I’m working my butt off to get ready and I’ll be up riding on Elvis… bigger and badder than ever. If the Torture Never Stops, then the 40th Never Stops!” Blackie Lawless said.
The band is currently formed by Blackie Lawless (Guitar and vocals), Mike Duda (Bass – Since 1995), Doug Blair (Guitar – Since 2006) and Aquiles Priester (Drums – Since 2017). Their most recent album is “Reidolized: The Soundtrack of The Crimson Idol” released back in 2018.
Some of their most famous tracks are: “Wild Child”, “I Wanna Be Somebody”, “Animal”, “Sleeping (In The Fire)” and “Miss You”.