During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Stephen Pearcy offered an update on new Ratt music. The singer said the following:
“I’ve demoed about 15 songs, and it’s gonna be hard to pick. I’ll throw the band probably five songs. And Juan [Croucier, bass] is writing. Jordan [Ziff, guitar] is [working on ideas] already. We’re not gonna be lacking songs. I think what I wanted to do first was release a couple of songs and see what happens. But we’ve got so much music, it might be easier just to do a record and release the songs whenever we want. And then, at the end of the day, release three songs here, three there, three there, then release the [full] record.”
RATT have announced a December U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:
12/12 Buffalo, NY – The Showplace Theater
12/13 Hampton, NH – Wally’s Pub
12/14 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
12/16 Foxborough, MA – Six String Grill & Stage
12/17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
12/19 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12/20 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
12/21 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
12/22 Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theater Hopewell
12/27 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
12/28 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
12/29 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
RATT have announced a 2019 North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/11 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/17 Richardson, TX – Wildflower Festival
06/08 Farmington Hills, MI – MotorCity Harley-Davidson
06/28 Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
06/29 Big Spring, TX – Funtastic Fourth
07/03 White Plains, NY – Westchester County Center
07/05 Albany, NY – Skyloft Albany
07/06 Beverly, MA – The Cabot
07/11 Welland, ON – Hair In The Fair
07/12 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
07/13 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
08/03 Rock Springs, WY – Wyoming’s Big Show
08/10 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amp
09/13 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
09/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/20 Tijuana, MEX – Fronterizo Fest III
RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has revealed that he is currently recovering from knee surgery. This news comes three months after two disastrous shows in which the singer was slurring, forgetting words, sitting, slouching, etc. due to what was said to be an injured knee.
It looks like a federal court has decided to dismiss the counterclaims from drummer Bobby Blotzer in the lawsuit regarding the ownership and use of the RATT name. Northern California Record are reporting that “a judgment was entered in favor of the rock band RATT’s general partnership in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against WBS Inc. and original band member, partnership founding member and former WBS President Robert Blotzer.” You can read more about that HERE.
According to some fans that attended RATT’s October 5 show in St. Charles, Illinois, Stephen Pearcy gave another bad performance in which he was “stumbling” and couldn’t “remember the words” to various tracks. This news comes after the singer recently apologized for a disastrous show in Huntington, New York.
Stephen Pearcy has issued an apology following his disastrous performance during RATT’s September 26 show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The singer was slurring, sitting, slouching, etc. throughout the concert due to what was said to be an injured knee.
Pearcy said the following:
“I want to apologize to RATT fans for last night’s performance and especially to those that were at the show.
I am dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee that is scheduled to be replaced in January. And last night, I made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage, and it destroyed my performance.
Again, there is no excuse for my behavior.
I sincerely apologize to RATT fans, my band, Live Nation, my friends, and family.”
Juan Croucier also addressed the situation during the show, telling the audience that Pearcy was in “a lot of pain” due to an injured knee. He also added:
“Let me just say something, all right? In case you guys didn’t notice, Mr. Stephen Pearcy is in a lot of pain. But tonight, we said there’s no way, there’s no way we’re canceling this show. Because we love you guys. We love each and every one of you, and thank you so much for coming down. We promise we’ll be back, without the injury, okay? Thank you so much for your understanding. We’re gonna keep going and do our best.”