Fozzy Playing Shows Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic, Chris Jericho Defends Their Decision

Fozzy recently played shows in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Iowa amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One photo from the South Dakota concert has since surfaced online and it appears that fans were not wearing masks or engaging in social distancing. Despite this, frontman Chris Jericho has defended their decision to return to the stage.

Jericho said the following on the latest episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series:

“We actually did [two] shows [so far] this week. And the reason for that is we had our tour — the ‘Save The World’ tour — which was originally booked for April and May, it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November. But four shows remained in August. And I was, like, ‘How?’ The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota.”

“The reason why the shows are happening — have happened; we did two already, and we’ve got our third one tonight — is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases; less than a thousand in both states. I think Florida had, like, nine thousand today alone. The venues are kind of either outside or they’re half capacity. We’re sold out tonight in Minot with, I think, 50 percent capacity. Last night, we were sold out in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with, I think it was 35 percent capacity. We hand out masks at the door, there are temperature checks — all that sort of stuff. We basically just stay on the bus all day. Everyone in the FOZZY camp — crew and band — has been tested.”

“It’s been so great to be back on stage again after seven months. The last gig we played was on the Jericho cruise, which is so hard to believe — it was like on a different planet, back in the days before the ‘rona changed everything.”

Fozzy are scheduled to perform in Sturgis, South Dakota tonight (August 9) as part of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

[via Blabbermouth]

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Chris Jericho Says Fozzy’s New Album Will Feature 12 Songs Including One Cover

During a recent episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series, Chris Jericho revealed some more details for Fozzy’s upcoming album. He said the following:

“We are working now. I actually have the track listing of the new FOZZY record right here. There’s 12 songs. There’s 11 originals. One of them is ‘Nowhere To Run’, our last Top 10 hit. One of them is a cover song, which I’m not gonna tell you. So there’s 10 [new] original killer tracks on here. It’s our best album ever by far, and I can’t wait for you guys to get a chance to hear it. And we’re gonna start recording vocals… We did four songs of vocals already. And one of the songs is called ‘Ugly’. There you go. U-G-L-Y. You ain’t got no alibi. That’s all I’m saying.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Sings A Cappella Version Of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” After Sebastian Bach Recently Accused Him Of Lip-Syncing

As previously reported, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho after accusing him of lip-syncing. Now, Jericho has responded once again by singing an a capella version of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” on the latest episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series. He also posted an extended version of the partial cover on Twitter:

UPDATE: Bach has since responded by posting a series of texts that he sent to Jericho after seeing the clip. Blabbermouth shared a screenshot of that:

He also added the following in response to a fan:

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Starts Twitter Feud With Chris Jericho (Fozzy) After Accusing Him Of Lip-Syncing

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Chris Jericho after accusing the Fozzy frontman of lip-syncing. You can see various tweets from them below:

Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward also chimed in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy Reschedule Their “Save The World” Tour Once Again

Fozzy have postponed their “Save The World” tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place this fall with Through Fire and Royal Bliss set to open.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/05 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/08 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Groove
10/09 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
10/10 Waupaca, WI – Indian Crossing Casino
10/11 Kansasville, WI – 1175
10/12 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
10/15 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
10/16 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Club
10/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/18 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/19 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/22 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @ The Intersection
10/24 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/25 Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi
10/26 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
11/12 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
11/13 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
11/16 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
11/19 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
11/20 Johnson City, TN – Capone
11/21 Charlotte, NC – Underground
11/22 Nashville, TN – The Cowan

Chris Jericho commented:

“Due to the news of the world @fozzyrock are choosing to push back our #SaveTheWorld tour yet again! Hopefully rock shows will be allowed and safe in Oct/Nov!

Just know that we have been in intense discussions with all of the local promoters involved and we promise these shows will be following ALL health and safety guidelines established by each governing municipality…. and we are strongly encouraging everybody to wear a mask! (I personally Wanna make them mandatory, but I’m not a state governor.) Having said all that, we can’t wait to rock with you all again…SAFELY!

Go to fozzyrock.com for all ticket and VIP info! If you already bought tix for any of the shows, they are all still valid!”

Fozzy Delay New Album To 2021

Fozzy were previously planning to release a new album, titled “2020,” this year, but the effort has since been delayed. The record will now be released next year under a new name. Chris Jericho said the following during a recent interview on Volume TV’s “Life In Six Strings“:

“The original idea was to call it ‘2020’, until we realized that we’re not gonna have this fucking thing done till November/December, so it’s not as contemporary anymore to put out an album called ‘2020’ when it’s 2021. Let’s just leave it behind.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy Announce Rescheduled Dates For “Save The World” Tour

Fozzy have postponed their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place this summer. Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Black Satellite (select dates), and Zero Theorem (select dates) will open.

Tour Dates:

07/10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @ Intersection (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/12 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/13 Indianapolis, IL – Hi-Fi (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/16 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest (Fozzy only)
07/30 Harrison, OH – Blue Note (feat. Zero Theorem)
07/31 Flint, MI – Machine Shop (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/01 Sheboygan, WI – Brat Days (Fozzy only)
08/02 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/03 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/06 Ft. Madison, IA – Riverfest (Fozzy only)
08/07 Sioux Falls, SD – District (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/08 Minot, ND – Original (feat. Zero Theorem)
08/09 Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse (Fozzy only)
08/20 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon (feat. Black Satellite)
08/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s (feat. Black Satellite)
08/22 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester (feat. Black Satellite)
08/23 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works (feat. Black Satellite)
08/24 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (feat. Black Satellite)
08/27 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s (feat. Black Satellite)
08/28 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds (feat. Black Satellite)
08/29 Charlotte, NC – Underground (feat. Black Satellite)
09/03 Savannah, GA – Victory North (Fozzy only)
09/04 Tampa, FL – 98Rockfest (Fozzy only)
09/05 Orlando, FL – Earthday Birthday (Fozzy only)
09/18 Appomatax, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest (Fozzy only)

Chris Jericho commented:

“In light of the pandemic that’s gripping the world’s attention, it’s time to make the right move and postpone the April/May leg of Save The World Tour for everyone’s safety and well being. However, we promise you, once the World is back on its axis and TRULY saved, Fozzy will be back to hold you in our loving arms and literally ROCK all your troubles away!! See everybody soon and in the meantime and between time, please stay healthy and safe. We will get through this together.”

Fozzy Announce Spring Tour With Through Fire & Royal Bliss

Fozzy have announced a spring headlining tour. Through Fire and Royal Bliss will open.

Tour Dates:

04/17 Tampa, FL – 98x Rockfest (Fozzy only)
04/18 Orlando, FL – WJJR Earthday Birthday (Fozzy only)
04/23 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
04/24 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/25 Charlotte, NC – Underground
04/26 Nashville, TN – Basement East
04/27 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
04/30 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
05/02 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
05/03 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
05/04 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
05/07 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Twin City Takeover (Fozzy only)
05/09 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove