Get your balls out! A Steel Panther Australian tour 2012 has been announced that will see the homage to the hair metal bands of the 80s, known for their ludicrously over-the-top music, antics, and artwork, return to Australia this October.
Just here recently for Soundwave Festival 2012, the group played a string of sold out shows around the country that obviously impressed promoters Soundwave Touring so much they’ve decided to bring them back for round two.
In case you’ve missed the Steel Panther train, let us paint a picture of what a show of theirs is like. In front of you on the stage is one of the hardest-working, hardest-partying, ass-kickinest bands LA has seen since the 80s glory days of the Sunset Strip.
Also on that stage are some slammin’ hot LA ladies with their boobs out. One of them is being encouraged to lay down on her back and show the crowd whether her boobs stay put or whether gravity forces them to move away from each other and make her chest look “like a hammerhead shark.”
Welcome to Steel Panther, a band with song names like “Asian Hooker,” “Death To All But Metal” and “The Shocker”, who have graduated from the hottest cover band since Van Halen’s early days, to balls out rock n roll legends.
Not that everybody gets the joke. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK banned the artwork for their new album Balls Out for being ‘overtly sexual’, after receiving numerous complaints, including from Imkaan, a charity which represents women from ethnic backgrounds who have been victims of abuse and violence.
But just in case you hadn’t already figured it out, Michael Starr, Satchel, Stix Zadinia and Lexxi Foxxx all have their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks – if not down some groupies throat.
“It’s funny because people ask me “Can you play any of these songs for kids?” like if I’m in line at the airport and someone says “What band are you in?” and I say “Steel Panther,” they go “Oh I’ve heard of you guys.”, said drummer Stix Zadinia to Tone Deaf earlier this year.
“I tell them to check it out online but not in front of little kids, because if you’ve got a five-year-old and they hear “I’m gonna stick my head inside your pussy and lick your butthole from inside,” that’s not something you want to teach your five-year-old. When they’re nine, that’s a whole different ballgame.”
So get your balls out and go to one of their Australian shows, you won’t be disappointed. Just don’t bring your kids.
Steel Panther Australian Tour 2012
Tickets on sale Thursday 17th May at 9am.
THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER BRISBANE, EATONS HILL – Lic A/A
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER PERTH, METRO CITY – 18+