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.”
RATT officially played their first show with their new lineup in Mulvane, Kansas on July 7. As previously reported, the group now features Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier, along with Pete Holmes (Black N’ Blue), Jordan Ziff (Razer), and Chris Sanders (Knight Fury).
According to Metal Sludge, the new RATT lineup now features founding members Stephen Pearcy and Juan Croucier, along with Pete Holmes (Black N’ Blue), Jordan Ziff (Razer), and Chris Sanders (Knight Fury). The group will kickoff their upcoming tour in Mulvane, Kansas on July 7.
Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso has confirmed to Eddie Trunk that he is no longer involved with RATT. The group, which currently features two founding members, vocalist Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier, will kickoff their upcoming tour in Mulvane, Kansas on July 7.
The “new breed” of RATT, featuring founding members vocalist Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier, have announced some 2018 dates. The group also confirmed that they will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Out Of The Cellar” on a 2019 tour.
Pearcy commented on the band’s latest incarnation:
“We have not had an all-original-member lineup since 1991, and sadly with the passing of Robbin Crosby, that chapter is over. However, if you still want to see the original band, there are many videos on YouTube and other places for fans to enjoy. That was a great band, but I guarantee that the new breed of RATT that we put on stage every night will be in your face, energized and fully engaged. Simply put, the band our fans deserve.”
“Naturally, we are excited for the future of RATT. Our long-term goals are still the same: give the RATT fans the highest-quality shows possible — period. The evolution of the band has had many twists and turns. We are looking to the future and to the many good times ahead. We are moving forward with — the new breed of RATT!”
07/07 – Mulvane, KS – Kanas Star Casino
07/13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amp @OC Fair
07/21 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amp
09/07 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino
09/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont
10/05 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
10/06 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
10/12 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
10/13 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
10/14 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St
10/17 – Little Rock, AR – Arkansas State Fair
10/25 – Worley, ID – Courdalene Casino
RATT have confirmed that they will be touring in 2018. The band’s current lineup includes Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier, Warren DeMartini, and former Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo.