By Lekberg Enterprises
By Steel Panther
We're back bitches and we're giving the world the perfect way to kick-off the summer with the Fans Come First livestream. Broadcasting live on Saturday, May 22nd - the show will stream globally at 2:00PM PDT (Los Angeles), 5:00PM EDT (NYC) and 10:00PM BST (London). Fans Come First will differ from any other livestream we've done since the setlist will be curated directly from the Fanthers - you!
Scroll down to the bottom of this blog to submit suggestions for the set list and upload videos (be as short as possible so we can get you all in!) of yourself talking about how you discovered SteelPanther or your favorite song, etc. The videos will be shared throughout the Fans Come First event so make them bitchin! Upload your video to be a part of the livestream here!!
Tickets for the show are $15 each with a portion of the proceeds for each ticket sold going to benefit Dogs Without Borders. Fans who purchased tickets under 2 for $20 promotion last year will automatically have access to the show. Fans who have a RockinLikeDokken or BallsOut level Fanther subscriptions get to see all live streams for free. Find out more about the official Fanther club here.
The stream will be available until June 6th and ticket buyers will have access to the Rockbuster Video Archive to watch past streams as well from the time they purchase the ticket until that date. To purchase tickets, click here.
“It has been over six months since we have been able to do a livestream from Los Angeles. With summer just around the corner, we figured now is the perfect time to come together with the fans and help some dogs while at it. The fact the fans will be picking the set list for this oneis something that we couldn’t be more excited for. It is going to an adventure for us as much as it will be for them.” - Panther.
By Lekberg Enterprises
Band Covered “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” From The Classic Van Halen II Album
As the world continues to mourn the loss of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, Steel Panther has decided to pay tribute to the legend the best way they know how - by going back to their cover band beginnings. The band has recorded their interpretation of the seminal tunes “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” from the classic album Van Halen II. The songs have been some of Steel Panther’s favorites to play live and that became the inspiration to actually record them after all these years. The tracks are available via all streaming and digital platforms and the band filmed quarantine style music videos for each track. Everything for “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” can be found here: https://lnk.to/SP_beautifulgirls.
“When we were playing weekly shows on the Sunset Strip, Van Halen music was essential to our set lists to keep the place rocking. The music of that band is what helped shape who Steel Panther is today. The loss of Eddie Van Halen has affected each of us in the band and these covers are our tribute to him to say thank you for the joy Van Halen music has given us.”
Steel Panther has been helping to support concert photographers that have been sidelined since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Steel Panther partnered with 7 of their longtime collaborators to curate a virtual photo exhibition of each individual’s work for a 2-week period that started on February 1st. Fans can purchase exclusive prints that were hand-picked by the band and photographers in various configurations with the profits going to help each photographer during this touring shutdown. All images are available as a Premium Matte Poster, Framed Print or Framed Canvas with prices starting as low as $24.99. The photo exhibition will be available to see and purchase here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll.
The schedule for the remaining photographers is:
March 15th - Evil Robb - interviewed by Michael
March 29th - Pamela Sprenger - interviewed by Lexxi
April 12th - Charlie Steffens - interviewed by Michael
April 26th - David Jackson - interviewed by Stix
With individual markets beginning to open up at their own pace and with local guidelines for gatherings, Steel Panther has some upcoming tour dates in the United States. The band has stops scheduled in Arizona, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
April 1st – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 22nd – Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
April 23rd – Concord, VA - DeVault Family Vineyards (Drive In Concert)
April 24th – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs Beer Park
April 25th – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 27th – Columbia, SC – The Senate
April 29th – Savannah, GA – Victory North (2 shows: Early/Late)
April 30th – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
May 1st – Memphis, TN – Growlers (2 shows: Early/Late)
May 2nd – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Steel Panther Launches Virtual Photo Exhibition 'Sex, JPGs and Rock N Roll' To Support Live Concert Photographers
By Lekberg Enterprises
Band Will Curate A New Gallery Every Two Weeks With Prints For Sale In Various Configurations To Support Concert Photographers Who Have Covered The Band Throughout The Years
First Photographer Niall Fennessy Will Open His Virtual Gallery With An Interview With Stix Zadinia on February 1st at 12:00PM PST
(New York, NY – February 1, 2021) – As the music industry waits for a time when touring can return and fans can gather to celebrate the music of their favorite artists again, Steel Panther has begun another charitable endeavor to help support concert photographers that have been sidelined since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Aside from venues, promoters, support staff, and patrons – concert photographers have had no performances to cover since March 2020. Steel Panther has decided to partner with 7 of their longtime collaborators to curate a virtual photo exhibition of each individual’s work for a 2-week period. Each photographer has captured the band with their lens at various points of their career. Fans can purchase exclusive prints that were hand-picked by the band and photographers in various configurations with the profits going to help each photographer during this touring shutdown. All images are available as a Premium Matte Poster, Framed Print or Framed Canvas with prices starting as low as $24.99. The photo exhibition will be available to see and purchase here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll.
To coincide with the launch of each gallery, an individual band member will interview the photographer about their work, any memories from covering Steel Panther, and allow fans to interact with them when time permits. The first gallery will be by legendary photographer Niall Fennessy who has been following the band for years. Drummer Stix Zadinia will sit down with Niall at 12:00PM PST on February 1st for a chat. The conversation will be available online afterwards and fans can go to: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll to check out the conversation. A new gallery will be available for fans to peruse and purchase and every 2 weeks.
The schedule for photographers is:
Feb 1: Niall Fennessy - interviewed by Stix
Feb 15: Joe Lester - interviewed by Satchel
Mar 1: Richard Booth - interviewed by Satchel
Mar 15: Evil Robb - interviewed by Michael
Mar 29: Pamela Sprenger - interviewed by Lexxi
Apr 12: Charlie Steffens - interviewed by Michael
Apr 26: David Jackson - interviewed by Stix
“You see them all the time. They block your view for the first 3 songs and you may even kick them in the back of the head while crowd surfing, but these unsung heroes never complain or kick you back. These photographers have been friends of Steel Panther for a while and we decided for all they have done for us, this was the least we can do. So grab your fancy berets and prepare to learn a thing or two from Steel Panther photography exhibit Sex, JPEGS and Rock & Roll. Admission is free so don’t be cheap and buy something to support these artists.”
By Lekberg Enterprises Collaborator
All Purchased Tickets Will Be Honored For Rescheduled Virtual Concert Dates
Band Releases Anthem Of The Year “F#CK 2020” In Response To This Latest News
(New York, NY – December 4, 2020) – California’s greatest livestream export Steel Panther is having to amend their current virtual concert plans as Covid cases tend to rise throughout the United States. With Los Angeles recently updating their health and safety regulations, the enacted stay-at-home order means Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia have to postpone their upcoming Gobblefest livestream this weekend. All tickets will be valid when the event is rescheduled, and more information will be shared when available.
To give fans around the globe – and really anyone with a pulse – something to enjoy, the band has released a re-worked version of their song “Fuck Everybody” from their latest album Heavy Metal Rules as “Fuck 2020.” The newly recorded version includes updated verses that reflect the insanity of this year. As stated as only Steel Panther can: “Fuck 2020. 2020 can suck my dick.” Exclusive “Fuck 2020” merchandise as well as the newly updated music video can be found here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/collections/fuck-2020.
The song will be available on all streaming partners on December 7th – the original release date for the song. Anybody who purchased tickets to Gobblefest will get a free download of “Fuck 2020.”
“This year has been fucking tough on everyone. We were excited to hang with you all at Gobblefest this weekend and hopefully have some laughs, but Covid has other plans for us. We hope you enjoy the new song in the meantime. It has become an anthem for the band - and not just because we wrote it. Please join us in telling 2020 to suck our collective dick.”
By J.T. Arbogast
Band Announce Gobblefest Livestream on December 5th + The Almost Live-Formal As F@##K New Year's Even Special on December 31st!
From the Iconic Viper Room in West Hollywood California
and Presented by Monster Energy, Jack Daniels and Deep Eddy Vodka
Tickets now available here: https://bit.ly/panther2420
(New York, NY – November 20, 2020) – As the gum slogan and Steel Panther life motto states, it is always better to “double your pleasure.” Now, Steel Panther announce 2 tickets to their upcoming virtual concerts for $20.00 (deal valid until December 5th) – Doublemint twins not included. The band will be performing live from the Viper Room on December 5th for Gobblefest - Gobbling Isn’t Just For The Holidays Livestream and the Almost Live - Formal As Fuck New Year’s Eve Special. Both shows will start at 2:00PM PST and the 2 for $20 tickets as well as exclusive merch can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/panther2420.
Gobblefest – Gobbling Isn’t Just For The Holidays comes on the heels of the band’s successful Halloween show. That show saw guests such as Rob “Blasko” Nicholson from Ozzy Osbourne’s band play the classic “Over The Mountain” with a more forgetful-than-usual Ozzy Starr. Jesse Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal threw down on Judas Priest’s “You Got Another Thing Coming” and Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” After that show, Steel Panther thought they would make Gobblefest a festival livestream, but after co-headliners Corn, Mashed Potatoes and Sloppy Seconds along with all of the support bands canceled, the band changed plans. In the meantime, Bobby Blotzer of RATT has stepped in to help on December 5th with other surprise guests to be announced in the near future. The band will debut their new anthem about this year, “Fuck 2020” – a reimagining of their crowd favorite hit “Fuck Everybody” from their latest album Heavy Metal Rules.
On December 31st, The Almost Live – Formal As Fuck New Year’s Eve Special will be the perfect way to ring in your New Year. We are saying up front that this is “Almost Live.” With a global celebration unlikely in these current times, Steel Panther have decided to replace the stuffy “Auld Lang Syne” with their new anthem “Fuck 2020.” Also, the band has tapped Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho to join in the celebration.
* Tickets for each show individually are $15 US dollars each. All fans will be able to purchase the 2 for $20 tickets up until December 5th.
By Steel Panther
By Steel Panther
Didn't get to chat with the guys last time? We've got another chance for you! They'll all be together for the upcoming Drive In Shows and will be doing another session. Sign up here!
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- Vitual Meet and Greet access
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- 1 limited edition, signed poster from the drive in shows
- Screen shot selfie with the band