Tour Dates 2016
By: Joseph Suto
Twisted Sister appear to be doing the opposite of Motley Crue. The Crue bid farewell to their fans with a two year tour that hit many markets twice. Twisted Sister, known for their energetic stage shows and outrageous frontman Dee Snider are pulling the plug on their touring days after 2016. It was announced last April the band would tour one final time following the death of drummer AJ Pero. The only problem is Snider stated in a a recent interview that it will probably only amount to ten dates (see itinerary below). Sadly all of these are festival appearances and only one appearance is expected on their home turf in the USA.
When the band made the announcement last April, most assumed they would do a lengthy tour and go out playing the major markets with a bang. The band has averaged around ten shows per year over the past decade playing select events and festivals. Unfortunately it appears that’s how the band tends to finish off their concert career.
The bands humble beginnings trace back to 1972. Dee Snider joined in 1976 but the rest was not history. The band slogged around in clubs for years until they broke through in a big way on MTV. The videos for “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” cemented them forever in pop culture history. The band’s did not stay in the limelight too long before they officially called it quits in 1988. The band reunited in 2001 following the wake of 911 for some benefit shows and has toured every year since.
It will be a travesty for the long time fans of the band who may never have seen their favorite band live if this is how it plays out. Dee explained to Ultimate Classic Rock recently “I think it will probably get up to a grand total of about 10, and we’re going to call it a day. And yes, promoters, you won’t see Twisted Sister calling to go back out and do more shows.”
The band last played Buffalo with a big outdoor show at Niagara Square on August 21, 2004.
Twisted Sister 2016 Shows
May 15 Las Vegas, Nevada USA
June 10 Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
June 12 Pannonia Fields, Austria
June 18 Hellfest- Clisson, France
June 19 Dessel, Belgium
July 15 Balingen, Germany
July Rockfest- Barcelona, Spain
August Wacken, Germany
Aug 5 Porispere- Pori, Finland
Aug 12 Derbyshire, England