WARRANT ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF ORIGINAL DRUMMER
STEVEN SWEET

Hollywood, CA (March 18th 2004) – For the first time in 10 years, original members, Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass), Joey Allen (lead guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums), are back together again.

It didn’t take “VH1’s Bands Reunited” to bring back Steven Sweet and Joey Allen. “It’s been strange to play the music after ten years,” explains Sweet. “I think it’s the right time to be back. It’s not just reuniting band members, but the start of something new.” This surprising announcement comes on the heels of the recent addition of dynamic front man Jaime St. James (Of Black n’ Blue fame).

The members of WARRANT are charged up and looking forward to an exciting future that is sure to include touring and recording. WARRANT fans will be thrilled hearing songs from the first three records, DRFSR, Cherry Pie & Dog Eat Dog, that have not been heard live in 10 years.

With Steven Sweet’s return, WARRANT has bid farewell to their friend and Brother, Mike (The Sack) Fasano. The band wishes him nothing but the best of happiness and success in the future.


“WARRANT” ANNOUNCES NEW BAND LINE-UP FOR 2004

WARRANT WELCOMES BACK THE RETURN OF ORIGINAL LEAD GUITARIST JOEY ALLEN

HOLLYWOOD (February 16, 2004) – WARRANT, spanning nearly two decades of rock, is proud to announce their 2004 line-up. Having parted ways, with long-time front-man Jani Lane, the band has re-grouped and is keyed up about bringing the new WARRANT to life.

The new WARRANT line-up consists of original members Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass) and original member Joey Allen (lead guitar). “It’s been a blast to play the music again,” explains Joey Allen. “I haven’t played these songs for eight or more years. I am totally comfortable being side-by-side with Jerry and Erik again. It feels like home.” Allen joined WARRANT in March 1987. His addition to the band became the first official WARRANT lineup. Playing Gazarri's, that same month, WARRANT broke the attendance-record previously held by Van Halen.

Also joining the new addition is Jaime St. James (vocals) and Mike Fasano (drums). Jaime St. James is best known as the front-man for the band “Black & Blue”. “I’ve known the guys in WARRANT for many years when they were still playing The Sunset Strip,” states St. James. We have the same tastes in music and love to rock. I am thrilled to play with my long-time friends.” Mike Fasano played in WARRANT from 2001-2003 and returns for 2004. “As soon as I heard that ‘The Squealer’ was back (A.K.A. Joey Allen), I was in,” says Fasano.

“The positive energy that Jaime brings to the band is contagious,” states Erik Turner. Having Mike Fasano, The Dean Martin of Rock, back behind the kit makes us come full circle. Jerry and I very excited about the future and the making of a new WARRANT record. We hope to have it out in fall of 2004.”

I was surprised that the transition from Jani to Jamie had gone so smoothly. It feels like this new combination is meant to be,” explains Jerry Dixon. “I think people are going to be blown away when they hear us. Having Joey back also brings that original WARRANT sound back to the band.”

With a new line-up, a fresh sound and band members in place, WARRANT is getting ready to head out on the road starting this March. “Playing in this band is fun again. Hearing Joey playing guitar on all the Classics is awesome,” exclaims Erik Turner. “Rainmaker, Sure Feels Good & Ridin' High are kicking my butt at rehearsals and I can't wait to play them live for our fans.”


WARRANT JOINS
THE “ROCK NEVER STOPS” TOUR 2003

(Los Angeles, CA) – Warrant will be joining the “Rock Never Stops” tour this summer. The tour will travel the nation with some of the most popular rock bands that defined a generation. The tour package line-up is Whitesnake, Warrant, Kip Winger & Slaughter. This is one of the biggest, hard-rockin’ packages this summer!

WARRANT will get down and dirty playing all of their hard-hitting biggest hits. Hitting 7 million in record sales worldwide, 5 top 40 hits and 5 top MTV videos, the “Down Boys” can still leave the crowds wanting more. Performing their popular songs ‘#2-Heaven,’ ‘Down Boys’ and of course ‘Cherry Pie,’ WARRANT gives the fans what they want, non-stop.

The complete Rock Never Stops tour dates for Summer 2003 are:

07/11/03 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
07/12/03 Hartford, CT CTNow.com Meadows Music
07/13/03 Trenton, NJ Sovereign Bank Arena
07/15/03 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
07/18/03 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
07/19/03 Fort Dodge, IA Midwest Off Road Race Track
07/23/03 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
07/25/03 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
07/26/03 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
07/27/03 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre
07/29/03 Fresno, CA Fresno Downtown Stadium
08/01/03 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens
08/02/03 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
08/05/03 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green
08/06/03 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
08/08/03 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
08/09/03 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/10/03 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/12/03 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
08/13/03 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheater
08/15/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
08/16/03 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
08/17/03 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
08/20/03 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
08/22/03 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre
08/23/03 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/24/03 Hamilton, ON, Canada Copps Coliseum

Reviews and Interviews:

Metal-Rules.com - Jani Lane Warrant Interview
Hippo Press - Metal lives at the civic center
Erik Turner Interview at Suite 101.com
Erik Turner Interview By1340mag.com
Glam-Metal.com - Interview with Warrant Bassist Jerry Dixon
Warrant Pictures from Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX by Rockzone.com
Knac Review - Rock Never Stops Tour Live in Los Angeles

Warrant Biography - Click Here
Official Website: www.warrantweb.net

 

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