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STEEL PANTHER Announce New 2022 Australian Tour Dates with Airbourne

After two long years of on-again, off-again, more on-again, more off-again announcements, the world's most beloved big haired heavy metal outfit Steel Panther have officially confirmed new dates for what is set to be the wildest, wettest, dirtiest, hardest, heaviest most rocking heavy metal tour to land in Australia.

Having previously announced shows for 2020, and then 2021, Steel Panthers forthcoming Australian tour will now take place in October 2022, and will also feature support from legendary Victorian outfit Airbourne, who will be replacing Sevendust.

After blazing through Europe and rocking 100,000 strong soldout crowds together at gargantuan festivals like Hellfest, and Download, we’re finally bringing the mega Hard Rock & Heavy Metal party of the year down to Oz!  If you love POWER CHORDS, POWER DRINKING, and POWER ROCKING then YOU ARE INVITED to the Airbourne and Steel Panther POWER PARTY!!  Rock you HARD in ROCKTOBER!!”Airbourne

In addition to hitting massive venues across the country with the Victorian band, Airbourne Steel Panther will also be turning their Brisbane show into a mini-festival, featuring Dead Letter Circus, Devilskin, Lagerstein, and Bare Bones!

The ‘HEAPS & LOADS’ tour marks the largest venue that Steel Panther will have ever played in Australia. Due to growing demand every time they return down under, mixed with countless rave reviews, the Californian outfit will be landing in Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne for a handful of enormous shows!

For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with five full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level YouTube status, and a #13 debut for the latest album Heavy Metal Rules on the ARIA charts.

Rolling Stone avowed, “There’s a reason Steel Panther have transcended their origins as a cover band playing the Sunset Strip,” while Metal Sucks declared, “Steel Panther’s concept is genius…their songwriting is…preposterously snappy – and relatable.”


 Heaps & Loads

Australian Tour 2022
with special guests Airbourne

Wednesday 19 October – Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, NSW

Friday 21 October – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, NSW

Saturday 22 October – Eatons Hill – Brisbane, QLD
With –
Dead Letter Circus, Devilskin, Lagerstein and Bare Bones

Sunday 23 October – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, VIC

Tickets for previously announced shows are still valid for all new dates.

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Interview with Lexxi Foxx

STM’s Cassandra had a candid chat with STEEL PANTHERs Bass Man and official hair flicker, LEXXI FOXX

CH : Let’s talk about this new album, Heavy Metal Rules, you certainly haven’t shied away from the Steel Panther ‘theme’ for this one?

LF : Well no, no not at all, that’s what we stand for, heavy metal rules and we are just trying to keep it alive. We are putting out videos that if people like they like and if they don’t, they don’t! But we have not shied away from it (laughing) that’s for sure.

CH : With still 6 weeks or so until its release, I have been privy to an early listen and I’ve got to say I think you have raised the bar (no pun intended), its crude, its catchy and the fans are going to love it!

LF : I think so too, and I also think that we stand by what we do, we are just going to be who we are, and people who think we are a fucking one trick thing, just go off and listen to whatever you want to. Its 2019 and if you don’t like what we do, just go away and do something else. Fuckin leave us in peace and just go, so I’d rather be on the point of, you just hate us or love us, and if you’re in the middle that would just fucking totally suck!

CH : There is a great selection of songs to choose from on the new album, do you have a favourite?

LF : Well my favourite song on the album is All I Want To Do Is Fuck Myself Tonight cause Satchel wrote that about me, that was about something that we wrote on a tour bus when all these girls wanted to fuck us and I didn’t want to fuck anybody and so all I wanted to do was take my makeup off and look in the mirror-like I do all the time. So that’s pretty much all I have to say about the fucking record. The record is just great. I played on I think a couple of the songs but for the most part, I just showed up there and flicked my hair around.

CH : The new single All I Want To Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight) has been eaten up by the fans, you make quite the impression with your stripper cameo in the film clip. Looks like it was a lot of fun to make. How long did the process take to make the film clip?

LF : Ahhh it did take a bit of time cause they had to spray paint my whole fucking body to make me look skinny and younger so it took a lot of time, that’s for sure.

CH : For all the romantics out there, on the new album we have the beautiful ballad Always Gonna Be A Ho, that is sure to be a hit with the ladies, I mean who doesn’t dream of having a vagina plated in gold.

LF : Yeah, you are exactly right, who doesn’t dream about that, you are exactly right and that is why the song was written.

CH : We know the saucy lyrics are Steel Panther but put them aside and the music is extremely impressive. You are all fabulous musicians in your own right. Are you constantly working on that?

LF : I’m not, I’m not at all, the other guys are, I mean Satchel and Michael and Stix are amazing at what they do, I don’t give a shit what I play, Satchel tells me what to do and if we get away with it in the studio, cool and then we will have somebody else come and play the bass parts and I’m fine. As long as I look good on stage that’s all I give a shit about. CH : Love it!

CH : Now on the back of the new album which is out next month, will we see a tour of Australia?

LF : Oh for sure we have to because whether it is Melbourne, Syd, Adelaide or Perth, all your women are fucking gorgeous there whether it is the South or the fucking East, West of North wherever the fuck it is you guys are treating us well ever since we have been there. Australia is our second home, because we can’t believe that in a big place, we can go anywhere on the street and people understand what we do. They have a great sense of humour and again I have to say probably this a long answer but your women are beautiful.

CH : We love having you guys here, we don’t take ourselves as seriously as some other people and I am sure that’s why your tours sell out again and again.

LF : Well I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me and at the same time we are excited to be back there and promote our new record.

CH : I have to say you are a pretty impressive looking fella and I am beyond jealous of your eyebrows

LF : Oh there we go I’ll give you a long answer now (lots of laughing)

CH : You must put a bit of time into looking after yourself. Clearly, it’s not all just sex, drugs and rock and roll?

LF : As you are getting older, it’s very tough to maintain a look, it’ s getting more expensive the older I get to flip my hair around, they can hire anybody to play the bass way better than I do. So I just literally flip my hair around and look in the mirror and hope that people still like me and that’s it. I’m really insincere so that’s why I keep looking in the mirror, because these guys are all great musicians and they hired me to be in the band just to do what I do and flick the four strings, or not even four, just two, okay I’ll be honest, one string I play, that’s it (laughing).

CH : Have you got a favourite mirror, that you like to like to take with you?

LF : Yes! It’s very Prince infused, its sparkly and purple and it’s from Prince’s ex-designer that did it for me, so it’s going to come with me to Australia and you will all get to see it.

CH : Do you ever think, wow we might have pushed things a bit too far with you lyrics or are you comfortable with Steel Panther.

LF : Sometimes it gets pushed a bit far, but at the same time can you really push it too far as in laughing and enjoying life, if you feel like it’s being pushed too far then you are taking life too seriously.

CH : When you are having a bit of down time, what are you listening to?

LF : Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Darkness, Danger Danger, Nickleback, The Cure, INXS and Iron Maiden.

CH : Wow what a great mix!

CH : We will all be holding our breath for the announcement of the Heavy Metal Rules tour, hopefully in 2020, it will be one not to be missed, thank you so much for the chat today it has been very enlightening.

LF : Well, I appreciate your time as well, thank you so much for having me.

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