Stryper to Don Original Yellow and Black Costumes for 30th Anniversary ‘To Hell With the Devil’ Tour
Make way for the yellow and black attack! Stryper are heading back to stages this fall with a very special show planned for longtime fans. The band will be revisiting their classic 1986 album, To Hell With the Devil, and to mark the occasion, they'll be donning the famous yellow and black stage costumes for the show.
During the '80s, the band's distinctive yellow and black outfits were among the most striking and definitely left an impression on young fans. And while the band's look has changed over time, the "yellow and black" look is the one most often associated with Stryper's history. If you need a refresher, check out their 1986 promo photo below.
To Hell With the Devil was Stryper's third studio album, arriving on the scene in October of 1986. The album went on to be nominated for a Grammy and was the first Christian metal disc to ever reach platinum status. The songs "Free" and "Honestly" became major hits and continually remained among MTV's most requested videos.
“To Hell With the Devil literally changed our lives,” says frontman Michael Sweet. “During that tour we went from playing theaters and mid-sized clubs to arenas, all in a very short amount of time. We never could have predicted the wild popularity of those songs and videos -- especially in the mainstream market.”
While many of their peers of the time have undergone lineup changes, the core original members Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Tim Gaines and Oz Fox have remained intact since 1984. After taking time off during a good portion of the '90s, Stryper have returned in the 21st Century and continue to crank out new material.
Dates for the To Hell With the Devil tour have yet to be revealed, but will be announced shortly. In the interim, you can catch Stryper playing regular sets. For VIP packages and ticketing information, stay tuned here.
Stryper 1986 Stage Clothing
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