Ratt Appear to Be Moving on Without Warren DeMartini, 2018 Tour Dates Announced
In recent years, there's been infighting among the Ratt camp with principle members singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier battling drummer Bobby Blotzer over the legal rights to the name. With the trio prevailing over the unrelenting Blotzer, their numbers appear to have diminished.
"The new breed of Ratt, led by founding members vocalist Stephen Pearcy and bassist, vocalist Juan Croucier, will relaunch its well-storied hard rock brand this summer...," the statement opens (seen below), presumably indicating DeMartini is out.
"We have not had an all-original member line up since 1991 and sadly with the passing of Robbin Crosby, that chapter is over," Pearcy assessed. "However, if you still want to see the original band, there are many videos on YouTube and other places to enjoy. That was a fucking 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."
Read the full statement and see tour dates below. There is no official word on who else is in this current incarnation of Ratt.
Ratt 2018 U.S. Tour Dates
July 07 - Mulvane, Kan. @ Kansas Star Casino
July 13 - Costa Mesa, Calif. @ Pacific Amphitheatre
July 21 - Detroit, Mich. @ Chene Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 07 - Hinckley, Minn. @ Grand Casino
Sept. 29 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Street Experience
Oct. 05 - St Charles, Ill. @ Arcada Theatre
Oct. 06 - Manistee, Mich. @ Little River Casino
Oct. 12 - El Paso, Texas - Speaking Rock
Oct. 13 - Dallas, Texas - Bomb Factory
Oct. 14 - Corpus Christi, Texas - Concrete St
Oct. 17 - Little Rock, Ark. - Arkansas State Fair
Oct. 25 - Worley, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Casino
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