Monday, July 14, 2014


Los Angeles, CA - June 4, 2014 - Fozzy have announced they will release their highly anticipated, new full-length studio album Do You Wanna Start A War (Century Media Records) on July 22nd! Fans can now pre-order the 12-track album at iTunes and receive an instant download of the song "One Crazed Anarchist." Preview the track now and watch the new lyric video premiering exclusively at Revolver. Recently, the band unveiled a new lyric video for the debut single impacting at radio now "Lights Go Out," that can also be viewed online. Wrapping a spring tour that had them performing at festivals across the country including Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest along with many other shows throughout the U.S., Fozzy will be performing June 14th in the U.K. on the main stage of the Download Festival

Fozzy confirmed tour dates with Theory of a Deadman:
* Fozzy only

DATE                                        CITY/STATE                       VENUE
July 24  Los Angeles, CA   The Whisky* (record release show!)
August 2  Syracuse, NY        New York State Fairgrounds*
September 13  Janesville, WI        Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport*
September 17  Tempe, AZ            The Marquee
September 19  San Antonio, TX     Backstage Live
September 23  Atlanta, GA           Center Stage
September 24  Charlotte, NC         The Fillmore
September 26  Columbus, OH        Newport Music Hall
September 27  Winston-Salem, NC  Ziggy's   
October 2         Baltimore, MD        Rams Head Live
October 3         Knoxville, TN          The International
October 6         Lancaster, PA        Chameleon Club
October 7        Boston, MA           House of Blues
October 8       Sayreville, NJ         Starland Ballroom
October 11      Cleveland, OH        House of Blues
Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward, co-founder of the influential underground band Stuck Mojo, and vocalist Chris Jericho, famed WWE superstar and media personality, the band Fozzy has really always been about one thing: having fun. Produced by Ward, Do You Wanna Start A War is the bands follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 release Sin and Bones, and sixth studio effort since 2000. Featuring 12-tracks, the new album includes the debut single "Lights Go Out," alongside the title track and the return of the Theremin in "Bad Tattoo." As described by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and and Stone Sour, "Do You Wanna Start A War is dark, dense and sharp. Sonically and lyrically, this feels like it's going somewhere big. I love it!" 
What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band, called Fozzy Osbourne, soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. With adopted stage names and an elaborate backstory written for the movies, the band's early recordings consisted mainly of cover songs ranging from Black Sabbath and Dio, to Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe.Jericho's singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does, while Ward counting Zakk Wylde and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold as fans, is probably one of the greatest, and unjustly so, underrated guitarists in rock and metal today. It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and write original music. 

Chris Jericho WWE Schedule
DATE                              CITY/STATE                      VENUE
July 12   New York, NY                     Madison Square Garden (WWE Live)
July 13   Wildwood, NJ                      Wildwoods Convention Center (WWE Live)
July 14   Richmond, VA                    The Richmond Coliseum (WWE RAW)
July 15   Fayetteville, NC                  Crown Coliseum (WWE Smackdown)
July 20   Tampa, FL                   Tampa Bay Times Front (WWE Battleground PPV)
July 26   Edmonton, AB                     Rexall Place (WWE Live)
July 27   Calgary, AB                         Scotiabank Saddledome
July 28   Houston, TX                         Toyota Center (WWE RAW)
July 29   Corpus Christi, TX                 American Bank Center (WWE Smackdown)   
August 3  San Antonio, TX                   Freeman Coliseum (WWE Live)
August 4  Austin, TX                            Frank Erwin Center (WWE RAW)
August 5  Laredo, TX                           Laredo Energy Center (WWE Smackdown)
August 7  Melbourne, Australia             Rod Laver Arena (WWE Live)
August 8  Sydney, Australia                 Allphones Arena (WWE Live)
August 9  Perth, Australia                   Perth Arena (WWE Live)
August 11  Portland, OR                       Moda Center (WWE RAW)
August 12  Seattle, WA                         Key Arena (WWE Smackdown)
August 16  San Jose, CA                       Sap Center (WWE Live)
August 17  Los Angeles, CA                  Staples Center (WWE Summer Slam PPC)
August 18  Las Vegas, NV                     Thomas and Mack Center (WWE RAW)
August 19  Phoenix, AZ                        US Airways Center (WWE Smackdown)
August 25  Anaheim, CA                       Honda Center (WWE RAW)
August 26  Ontario, CA                          Citizens Business Bank Arena (WWE Smackdown)

Over the course of the next seven years, the band did just that; three albums worth to be exact. The records were fit in between Jericho's wrestling, TV and writing career. It wasn't until their last release Sin and Bones though that the band really started to hit their stride. Jericho was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than ever before and their live show was as strong as ever sharing the stage with such music luminaries as Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Steel Panther, Shinedown, and many others. The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all there and in full force. More so than any point in the bands' career.

By the time Do You Wanna Start A War is released, a horde of seasoned and newfound fans will have seen Fozzy live and heard new tracks off the album. They will have witnessed one of the greatest performances they've ever seen, they will have witnessed one of the best frontman in any genre of music sing some of the catchiest songs they've heard in ages and most importantly, they will have had the best time in their lives doing it.

Fozzy is Chris Jericho on vocals, Rich Ward on guitars and vocals, Frank Fontsere on drums, Billy Grey on guitars, and Paul Di Leo on bass.

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