(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Hard rock band KINGDOM COME have announced they will mark the 30th anniversary of their successful self-titled début with a U.S. tour.
Formed in 1987, KINGDOM COME soon crashed onto the music scene in early 1988, with their AOR mega-hit “Get It On” from that year’s S/T début for Polydor Records. The record soon shipped gold and the band, guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American “Monsters Of Rock” Tour, alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken.
In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, KINGDOM COME also became MTV favorites with such videos as “Get It On” and “What Love Can Be“, helping the band to sell two million units of their début worldwide.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of that debut’s release, and now a reformed version of the band with original members James Kottak, Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank will undertake a tour to commemorate the success of that release. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to take part in the tour, but Keith St. John (ex-Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to handle the vocalist spot.
Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!”
Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!“
KINGDOM COME will tour in 2018–2019, and – when headlining – will be performing their début album in its entirety, along with music from their second album, “In Your Face“.
KINGDOM COME 30th Anniversary Tour 2018:
Thu. – Sep. 27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
Sat. – Sep. 29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Wed. – Oct. 3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
Fri. – Oct. 5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Sat. – Oct. 6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thu. – Oct. 11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Wed. – Oct. 17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
Thu. – Oct. 18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Sun. – Oct. 21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Tue. – Oct. 23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brew Pub
***more dates TBA