Steel Panther bring their "Sunset Strip Live" Tour to Express Live on Friday May 4th with special guest Cadaver Dogs.
Steel Panther is a throwback to all the excesses of 80's glam rock with a healthy dose of raunchy humor thrown in. They have the attitude, the look, the sound and the show. I guess you could call them a comedic glam rock parody tribute band?
Here are five quick things you need to know about Steel Panther before the show:
1. Steel Panther formed in in the early 2000's performing on the Sunset Strip under the name Metal Shop. They changed their name to Metal Skool and then eventually settled on Steel Panther as their name.
2. Steel Panther's major label debut Feel The Steel was released in 2009. The album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Comedy Album chart and peaked at No. 98 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album made it on to the Grammy's Best Comedy Album ballot, but failed to get the nomination.
3. The band's second album Balls Out also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Album chart and peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Steel Panther opened for Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Buckcherry and Guns N Roses in support of Balls Out. They also performed at the Download Festival for a crowd of 100,000.
4. Steel Panther were voted "Live Act of the Year" at the Loudwire Music Awards in 2012 and 2013
5. Steel Panther's newest studio record Lower The Bar was released in 2017. The album features a cover of Cheap Trick's 1982 classic "She's Tight." Robin Zander from Cheap Trick makes a guest appearance on the track and in the video for the song.
Tickets are on sale now for $29.50 in advance and $32.00 day of show. Doors open at 7pm
Express Live is located at 405 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43215
Check out some Steel Panther videos below. Watch at your own risk.........
Scott Carr is a guitarist who plays in the Columbus, OH bands Radio Tramps andReturning April. Scott is also an avid collector of vinyl records and works at Lost Weekend Records. So...if you are looking for Scott....you'll either find him in a dimly lit bar playing his guitar or in a record store digging for the holy grail.