Twisted Sister Tickets
Twisted Sister Tour
Heavy metal and hard rock legends Twister Sister are back on tour, taking nearly five decades of musical experience onto the road. Twister Sister began as a New York-area rock band in the early '70s that slowly built up a reputation as a favorite on the local tour circuit. The band members racked up thousands of concert performances over the span of just two years. The highly stressful tour commitments would eventually see the band splinter around 1975, with singer Jay Jay French becoming the last man standing. He then recruited musicians Eddie Ojeda and Dee Snider to join the band, and this lineup would continue to rock the greater New York area. Their local concerts were selling out shows so quickly that the band caught the ears of record execs at Secret Records, who signed Twisted Sister to their first major record deal.
The band's profile would continue to rise throughout the late '70s and into the '80s, with a slow trickle of singles that hit the airwaves across North America and the UK. In 1982 the band released their first full-length album, Under the Blade, which became a cult metal classic that earned them opening slots for several metal and rock greats, most notably for Motorhead on a UK tour.
Constantly trying to define themselves differently than the other glam bands of the '80s, Twisted Sister began to move in a heavier metal direction that would see them become regular faces on MTV, with videos for songs like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." They also appeared in the cult classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure. The band would release five full-length albums over the course of the '80s. But declining ticket sales and band tensions led to the band's breakup for most of the '90s. The breakup would last for nearly 11 years, with the band reuniting in 2001 to play a benefit for first responders affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
After signing with Demolition Records, the band began recording again in 2004 and released two more full-length albums. In 2015, Twisted Sister announced their drummer AJ Pero has passed away, and the band would embark on its final farewell tour in 2016.
Twisted Sister's Previous Hits
Twisted Sister's debut album, Under the Blade, remains one of the band's most pivotal works, a 40-minute collection of heavy metal perfection that dropped on the Secret Records label in 1982. The album would appear on the top albums charts in both the United Kingdom and the USA, with the Pete Way/Mark Mendoz/Dee Snider-produced album gaining widespread acclaim from critics, including a four-star rating from AllMusic and a near-perfect nine stars from Martin Popoff. The album featured a slew of classic Twisted Sister hits such as "Bad Boys (Of Rock 'N' Roll"), "Under the Blade" and "Run for Your Life."
Twisted Sister Trivia
Twisted Sister is regularly hailed as being one of the most influential metal acts of the '80s. The band's work is included on VH1's greatest hard rock artists of all time list, and their debut album sits atop Rock Hard Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.