- (PHOTO: Nashville PR)
Legendary Christian rock band Stryper announced their first annual Stryper Fan Weekend will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 11-13, 2013, where they will host the three-day fan event filled with inside access.
Stryper Fan Weekend will include a Stryper concert, an exclusive listening party of the new album, a first look at the band's upcoming music video, Q&A sessions with the band, a Sunday morning worship service, and more. The entire weekend will be filmed for an upcoming live DVD as well.
Tickets are available now, and are in limited quantities. They are going for $777.00 per person (or $677.00 per person with double occupancy), which will include two nights at the host hotel (Franklin Marriott Cool Springs), all meals, admission to all events, ground transportation to and from the airport, an exclusive Stryper gift bag and more. A discounted "Event Only" pass is available for $477.00 for those who do not wish to use a hotel.
New album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY is set to release on November 5 in two formats, CD and deluxe digipak with exclusive video content. The album was produced by frontman and guitarist Michael Sweet, and is the band's heaviest so far.
"NO MORE HELL TO PAY marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It's our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (THE YELLOW & THE BLACK ATTACK) and it's quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It's everything you might expect from a Stryper record - high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn't been achieved since our glory days," Sweet said in the video.
"The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you're a Stryper fan, it'll make you proud to be one. If you're not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We've been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we're proud to say that it's an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it's coming November 5th!" he continued.
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time, and pioneers in the genre. The original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) is returning.
The band has sold roughly eight million records worldwide.