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Glam metal band Warrant plays Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 4

Glam metal band Warrant plays Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 4
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From a press release:

Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107 has announced that Los Angeles glam metal band Warrant will headline its annual Birthday Bash at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 4.

In addition to door prizes, giveaways, drinks, and a birthday cake (maybe even a “Cherry Pie”), opening the 38th birthday concert will be local bands Kartune, Flaxy Morgan, and 3IB. The event is 21+.

Doors at The Woodlands (1073 Hwy. 315, Wilkes-Barre) open at 7 p.m., and Warrant will hit the stage at 10:30 p.m. Tickets can be won by listening to Rock 107. Hundreds of free tickets will be given away through on-air contests, live appearances, and remote broadcasts that will be announced soon.

At its core, Warrant is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, California-based group rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multi-platinum selling, chart-topping success.

The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album, “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich.” This album produced radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and the massive hit “Heaven,” which reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed gold sales, and the album went platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over three million copies. The band toured the globe, performing 262 shows in support of DRFSR and closed the year with a platinum home video.

Warrant’s sophomore album, “Cherry Pie,” was released in September of 1990 and spawned the MTV and radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” which all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell three million copies, reaching platinum sales in Canada and Australia. The band played 200 shows in support of “Cherry Pie” and finished the tour headlining sheds all over the U.S.; it ended up being one of the top grossing tours of 1991. Over the course of their career, Warrant has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials, and the hugely popular video game “Guitar Hero II.”

Warrant’s signature style of rock music is very catchy and yet very melodic and remains the band’s signature sound today. In 2008, Robert Mason replaced the late Jani Lane as lead vocalist, joining the other four original members – Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen, and Erik Turner. Their last album, “Rockaholic,” released through Frontiers Records in 2011 and produced by Grammy winner Keith Olsen, has been highly regarded in reviews and embraced by fans, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

Warrant will continue headlining festivals, casinos, and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD, “Louder Harder Faster,” while playing all the hits fans know and love.