Friday, April 25, 2008

Original Warrant Lineup To Play First Shows in 14 Years

From frontman Jani Lane's Myspace site.

Warrant will appear for the 1st time "all original members" in 14 years at The Wild Horse in Nashville 5/17 and Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minn. on 5/18. This should really be a lot of fun! I encourage all the "die hards" to do your best to be at one of these very special, dare I say it, historical shows. Thanks for all the overwhelming support!! JL

I have to admit that I am hardly familiar with any Warrant songs outside of Cherry Pie and Heaven, but I'm a sucker for stories about band's reuniting after long periods of time. The last time this lineup recorded together was in 1992, the same year the Chili Peppers released 'Under the Bridge' and Arrested Development sang about 'Tennessee.' I am far more familiar with Jani Lane's 2005 appearance on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club than I am with this band. If you've seen images from Jani appearing on the show, you're as aware as I am that he really let himself go. Apparently rumors of this reunion first starting appearing online back in December, but not anywhere I read. If you are one of the Warrant "die hards" and you didn't know about this, its time to book your ticket to Nashville. Last month, Warrant announced on its official website that it will co-headline with Cinderella on a summer tour.

It has also been announced that the band will perform a "plugged-in" set on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. You can find a station near you or to listen to the show live via the Internet via

Let's all take a trip back to 1991 with a concert video of Warrant performing "Heaven." Listening to this reminds of taping songs off of the radio in my bedroom. I wish I still had some of those tapes.

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