RATT: “We’ll Be Ready To Go With A New Rhythm Guitarist And New RATT Music 2021”

RATT recently took to Instagram to offer a new band update. The group said the following:

“RATT’s in the cellar! Founding member, singer Stephen Pearcy with lead guitarist @jordanziff working on new music at Pearcy’s, while Jaun Croucier (bassist vocalist for RATT) has renovated updated his Cellar Studios for the band to go in, rehearse and work on new music. Pearcy and Croucier agree, “It’s time to kick some ass. We’ll be ready to go with a new rhythm guitarist and new RATT music 2021”. As for getting back to doing concerts? “We’re so eager to get out there and play again”. You’ve got to Ratt n’ Roll with the punches, its nothing new for the relentlessly unyielding quintet. More news TBA”

RATT Rescheduling All 2020 Shows For Next Year

RATT have confirmed that they are rescheduling all of their 2020 dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“For the health and safety of our fans and those involved with the production of RATT concerts; shows scheduled for the 2020 calendar will be rescheduled for 2021.”

Ratt, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, & Slaughter Officially Cancel Their U.S. Tour

Ratt, Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Skid Row, and Slaughter have officially cancelled their U.S. tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ratt commented:

“‘The Big Rock Summer Tour‘ will no longer be taking place as originally scheduled this summer and fall. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase. Thank you for understanding.”

Ratt, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, & Slaughter Postpone First Leg Of Their U.S. Tour

Ratt, Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Skid Row, and Slaughter have postponed the first leg of their U.S. tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all seven dates that were booked for June.

Here’s the affected shows:

06/03 Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill
06/06 Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
06/09 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
06/10 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
06/12 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Casino at Etess Arena
06/13 Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
06/14 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Here’s the remaining dates:

08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joe’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/28 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/29 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/01 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/05 Grand Island, NE – Nebraska State Fair (Ratt, Skid Row, Quiet Riot)
09/06 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion (Ratt, Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Slaughter)
09/08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
09/09 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fair/Days of 47 Arena
09/18 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
09/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Ratt, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, & Slaughter Announce U.S. Tour

Ratt, Tom Keifer (Cinderella), Skid Row, and Slaughter have announced a U.S. tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/03 Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill
06/06 Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
06/09 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
06/10 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
06/12 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Casino at Etess Arena
06/13 Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
06/14 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joe’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/28 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/29 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/01 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/05 Grand Island, NE – Nebraska State Fair (Ratt, Skid Row, Quiet Riot)
09/06 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion (Ratt, Skid Row, Quiet Riot, Slaughter)
09/08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
09/09 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fair/Days of 47 Arena
09/18 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
09/19 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Guitarist Chris Sanders Exits Ratt

Guitarist Chris Sanders has announced his departure from Ratt. He issued the following statement to Mike Gaube’s Headbangers:

“At the beginning of the year, I sent an email to [RATT’s] management that I would not be renewing my contract for 2020. After playing music in some form for 25 years, I’ve retired from the industry.”

Ratt To Release “The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” Box Set In March

Ratt will be releasing a new box set, titled “The Atlantic Years 1984-1990,” on March 27. The set will come with CD versions of “Out Of The Cellar,” “Invasion Of Your Privacy,” “Dancing Undercover,” “Reach For The Sky,” and “Detonator” housed in a clamshell.

“The Atlantic Years 1984-1990” Track Listing:

Disc 1: “Out Of The Cellar” (1984):

01. “Wanted Man”
02. “You’re In Trouble”
03. “Round And Round”
04. “In Your Direction”
05. “She Wants Money”
06. “Lack Of Communication”
07. “Back For More”
08. “The Morning After”
09. “I’m Insane”
10. “Scene Of The Crime”
11. “Round And Round” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 2: “Invasion Of Your Privacy” (1985):

01. “You’re In Love”
02. “Never Use Love”
03. “Lay It Down”
04. “Give It All”
05. “Closer To My Heart”
06. “Between The Eyes”
07. “What You Give Is What You Get”
08. “Got Me On The Line”
09. “You Should Know By Now”
10. “Dangerous But Worth The Risk”
11. “What You Give Is What You Get” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 3: “Dancing Undercover” (1986):

01. “Dance”
02. “One Good Lover”
03. “Drive Me Crazy”
04. “Slip Of The Lip”
05. “Body Talk”
06. “Looking For Love”
07. “7th Avenue”
08. “It Doesn’t Matter”
09. “Take A Chance”
10. “Enough Is Enough”
11. “Dance” (single edit) (bonus track)

Disc 4: “Reach For The Sky” (1988):

01. “City To City”
02. “I Want A Woman”
03. “Way Cool Jr.”
04. “Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds”
05. “I Want To Love You Tonight”
06. “Chain Reaction”
07. “No Surprise”
08. “Bottom Line”
09. “What’s It Gonna Be”
10. “What I’m After”
11. “Way Cool Jr.” (MTV Unplugged) (bonus track)

Disc 5: “Detonator” (1990):

01. “Intro To Shame”
02. “Shame Shame Shame”
03. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job”
04. “Scratch That Itch”
05. “One Step Away”
06. “Hard Time”
07. “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”
08. “All Or Nothing”
09. “Can’t Wait On Love”
10. “Givin’ Yourself Away”
11. “Top Secret”
12. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” (Ratt Fonic Monster Mix) (bonus track)
13. “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” (Ratt Fonic Radio Mix) (bonus track)
14. “Nobody Rides For Free” (Point Break Soundtrack) (bonus track)

Stephen Pearcy Says He Has Demoed “About 15 Songs” For Ratt’s Next Album

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

RATT Announce December Tour

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