Ratt appear to have parted ways with longtime guitarist Warren DeMartini. In a post on their Facebook page, the band announced that a “new breed” of Ratt—led by lead singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier—would be hitting the road this summer.
“We have not had an all-original member line up since 1991 and sadly with the passing of Robbin Crosby, that chapter is over,” Pearcy said in the statement. “However, if you still want to see the original band, there are many videos on YouTube and other places to enjoy. That was a fucking great band, but I guarantee that the new breed of Ratt that we put on stage every night will be in your face, energized and fully engaged. Simply put, the band our fans deserve.”
There is no official word as of yet as to who will join Pearcy and Croucier in this particular incarnation of the band.
You can check out Ratt’s itinerary below.
For updates, be sure to follow the band on Facebook.
Ratt 2018 Tour Dates:
July 07 – Mulvane, Kan. @ Kansas Star Casino
July 13 – Costa Mesa, Calif. @ Pacific Amphitheatre
July 21 – Detroit, Mich. @ Chene Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 07 – Hinckley, Minn. @ Grand Casino
Sept. 29 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Street Experience
Oct. 05 – St Charles, Ill. @ Arcada Theatre
Oct. 06 – Manistee, Mich. @ Little River Casino
Oct. 12 – El Paso, Texas – Speaking Rock
Oct. 13 – Dallas, Texas – Bomb Factory
Oct. 14 – Corpus Christi, Texas – Concrete St
Oct. 17 – Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas State Fair
Oct. 25 – Worley, Idaho – Coeur d’Alene Casino
Ratt Appear to Part Ways with Warren DeMartini
Source: Guitar World