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’80s rockers Ratt go ‘Round and Round’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 28

’80s rockers Ratt go ‘Round and Round’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 28
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From a press release:

It was announced today that ’80s heavy metal band Ratt is infesting the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $27.50 in advance or $30 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg), online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

As the story goes, Ratt helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene in the 1980s.

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1984, Ratt’s debut album, “Out of the Cellar,” went over triple platinum in 1984 behind the hit single “Round and Round,” along with “Back for More” and “Wanted Man.” Ratt toured with Billy Squire and Ozzy Osbourne before going on to headline their own arena tours around the globe. World infestation had begun.

From 1983 to the present, the band has sold in excess of 15 million records in the United States alone. Their first four records went platinum, and arena concerts were selling out.

Ratt released two records, “Collage” in 1997 and “Ratt 1999” before their latest album, “Infestation,” in 2010. In 2013, Rhino/Warner Music Group released the Ratt “Original Album Series,” a five album box set with the albums “Out of the Cellar” through “Detonator” for the rabid Ratt fans to have something to sink their teeth into. They also released the “Best of” CD “Tell the World: The Very Best of Ratt” and their third long form DVD, “Ratt – Videos from the Cellar: The Atlantic Years.”

Ratt celebrated 30 years in 2014, keeping “Ratt ‘n’ Roll’ alive in the new millennium.

“Our music is like it was in the beginning,” vocalist Stephen Pearcy says.

“When we play concerts now, such a new generation. We’re seeing kids of people who grew up with us, but the reaction is the same,” adds guitarist Warren DeMartini. “It doesn’t seem to matter where we are in the world.”