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Stryper’s Michael Sweet to rock Plymouth

Michael Sweet

PLYMOUTH – After a sold out performance last year, Michael Sweet, front man of the multi-platinum rock band Stryper, returns to the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 8 p.m. for a special Christmas show. The concert will feature Stryper classics, songs from his solo career, and Christmas staples. Purchase tickets HERE.

With a career and repertoire spanning over three decades, Sweet has fronted one of the most trailblazing groups of the MTV generation, written a stable of Billboard charting singles, filled arenas all the world over, said goodbye at the peak of it all, took stock in a thriving solo career, got Stryper back together for yet another record breaking run and even took a stint co-leading one of the most legendary classic rock acts ever, Boston, from 2007 to 2011.

Musically speaking, Sweet is coming off yet another creative high in the Stryper camp thanks to its 2013’s return to form record No More Hell To Pay. Besides making an instantaneous Top 40 debut on the Billboard 200, it landed at #3 on Top Hard Rock Albums and #6 on Top Rock Albums. It’s certainly a testament to the band’s perseverance, whetting the public’s appetite all the more for Sweet’s I’m Not Your Suicide, which may technically be the follow-up to 2007’s individual offering Touched, but is actually the singer/songwriter’s first full-length original album since 2000’s Truth.

For this special intimate show at The Spire, Sweet will take you on a journey throughout his musical career, performing songs and sharing stories in an unforgettable evening of stellar musicianship. Local band Shell Shock opens the show!

The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems, and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.

Advance tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org.

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Stryper front man to perform holiday concert in Plymouth

Michael Sweet: The Voice of Stryper
Michael Sweet: The Voice of Stryper

Michael Sweet, front man of the multi-platinum, Christian rock band Stryper, is performing a rare, Christmas concert at the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature Stryper classics, songs from his solo career, and popular Christmas carols to get you ready for the holiday season. Tickets are on-sale now by clicking HERE.

With a career and repertoire spanning over three decades, Sweet has fronted one of the most trailblazing groups of the MTV generation, written a stable of Billboard charting singles, filled arenas all the world over, said goodbye at the peak of it all, took stock in a thriving solo career, got Stryper back together for yet another record breaking run and even took a stint co-leading one of the most legendary classic rock acts ever, Boston, from 2007 to 2011.

Musically speaking, Sweet is coming off yet another creative high in the Stryper camp thanks to its 2013’s return to form record No More Hell To Pay. Besides making an instantaneous Top 40 debut on the Billboard 200, it landed at #2 on the Top Christian Albums charts, #3 on Top Hard Rock Albums and #6 on Top Rock Albums. It’s certainly a testament to the band’s perseverance, whetting the public’s appetite all the more for Sweet’s I’m Not Your Suicide, which may technically be the follow-up to 2007’s individual offering Touched, but is actually the singer/songwriter’s first full-length original album since 2000’s Truth.

For this special intimate show at The Spire, Sweet will take you on a journey throughout his musical career, performing songs and sharing stories in an unforgettable evening of stellar musicianship.

The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems, and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.

Advance tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org.

Stryper to perform at Tupelo Music Hall on Oct. 5th

Photo - Stryper (hi-res)
Stryper

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – After celebrating their 30th anniversary last year, Christian rock band Stryper return for a short fall tour in support of their new live album “Live at the Whiskey.” The tour will make a stop at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH, on Oct. 5th where the band will perform a rare, full band, acoustic concert with the original lineup. It’s the only New England date on the tour. Click HERE to purchase tickets.!

Comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), the members of Stryper initially bonded over their faith in God and their devotion to music in 1983. Originally named Roxx Regime, they signed to Enigma, and the label urged a name change. Nodding to a Bible scripture Isaiah 53:5, “By his stripes we are healed,” they adopted what would become their moniker as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice.

Facing a close-minded musical climate not ready for “God in metal,” Stryper did the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and completely went against the grain. It worked too.

Over the past three decades, Stryper has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, garnered Grammy Award nominations, scored DOVE Awards, sold out arenas everywhere, and inspired one of the most diehard fan bases in history. They are responsible for such ‘80s classic albums as “Soldiers Under Command,” “To Hell with the Devil,” “In God We Trust,” and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.”

And it’s clear that time has only strengthened Stryper’s impact. In April 2013, they entered the studio to record their first original, full-length album, with all original members, since 1991’s “Against The Law,” and the process proved natural (including Michael Sweet’s production). As soon as “No More Hell to Pay” dropped, it soared to #1 on the iTunes Rock Albums Chart and garnered universal applause from mainstream and Christian press alike, with fans calling it their finest album to date.

For this special intimate show at Tupelo, Stryper will perform a rare, full band acoustic concert. Expect all the classic hits and songs from their most recent album “No More Hell To Pay.” This show is guaranteed to rock your soul.

Tupelo Music Hall is located at 2 Young Road, Londonderry. Remaining tickets are priced at $45. For more information, visit http://www.tupelomusichalllondonderry.com or call the box office at 603-437-5100.