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13th April 2011


Eight million records sold worldwide, two top ten Billboard albums, five top 40 Billboard hits, five #1 MTV videos...the list goes on, and now Warrant return with their highly anticipated new album 'Rockaholic', an album full of rockers and ballads true to the bands roots and sure to send their faithful fans into a head banging frenzy!

Warrant was one of the most popular and successful rock bands to hail out of Hollywood, CA in the late 80s and early 90s. The band was formed in the mid 80s by original members Erik Turner and Jerry Dixon.

In 1989, Warrant released their classic debut 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich', which immediately entered the charts and launched the hit singles 'Down Boys' as well as the power ballads 'Sometimes She Cries' and 'Heaven', which climbed up to number two in the US charts. With extensive touring for DRFSR sales exceeded two million records in the US. Article continues below...

In the summer of 1990 their second album 'Cherry Pie', produced by Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Winger, Europe and Ratt), was released. The album turned out to be an even bigger success, featuring the Top Ten hits 'I Saw Red' and the rock anthem 'Cherry Pie', which received massive airplay on MTV and continues to get millions of plays online to this very day.

With the arrival of grunge in the early 90's Warrant turned to a harder edged sound and released their third album 'Dog Eat Dog'. The album also went gold and the band snared a European touring slot playing a number of shows on the 'Monsters Of Rock' tour, headlined by Iron Maiden.

In the fall of 2008 Warrant original members, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen and Steven Sweet welcomed long time band friend and fellow touring mate, singer Robert Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love). After two years of writing the band secured the expertise of mega-producer Keith Olsen (Whitesnake, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne). With Olsen producing and Pat Regan (Deep Purple, KISS, Ted Nugent) mixing the album Warrant has delivered a fresh blast of Hard Rock on their brand new album 'Rockaholic'.

'Rockaholic' delivers classic Hard Rock with the band's trademark sound. Lead Guitarist Joey Allen stated "This is the best Warrant CD I have ever worked on, everyone is firing on all cylinders... wait until you here Mason tear it up... KILLER!"


Sex Ain't Love; Innocence Gone; Snake; Dusty's Revenge; Home; What Love Can Do; Life's A Song; Show Must Go On; Cocaine Freight Train; Found Forever; Candy Man; Sunshine; Tears In The City; The Last Straw.


Jerry Dixon – Bass, vocals
Erik Turner – Rhythm Guitar, vocals
Joey Allen – Lead Guitar, vocals
Robert Mason – Lead Vocals
Steven Sweet – Drums, vocals

Produced by Keith Olsen
Mixed by Pat Regan


March 31st Arizona Bike Week, Arizona Bike Week/ Handlebar Saloon, Scottsdale, AZ
April 15th Peppermill Casino, Wendover, NV
April 22nd Hard Rock Seminole, Tampa, FL
April 29th The Palace, Melbourne, Australia
April 30th Anu Bar, Canberra Australia
May 2nd The Power Station, Auckland, New Zealand
May 5th HQ Complex, Adelaide, Australia
May 6th Metro City, Perth, Australia
May 7th The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
May 8th The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
May 13th M3 Festival, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD
June 25th Rochesterfest Saturday Night Street Dance, Rochester, MN
July 8th Redwood County Fair, Redwood, MN
July 14th Mohegan Sun Casino, The Wolf Den, Uncatsville, CT
August 26th Western Speedway, Victoria , BC, Canada
Sept 1 – 11 South America – Tour - dates to be confirmed
Sep 24th Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, NV
Oct 19-30 Europe Tour – dates to be confirmed



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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