Iconic ‘80s hard rockers RATT plan to Ratt ‘n’ Roll all summer long in support of their brand new album, Infestation. The record is their first studio effort in 11 years and has been met with universally positive praise and continues to gain momentum since its April 20 release, where it sold nearly 15,000 copies. The band will be on the road as part of their “World Infestation” tour, with dates planned from now through September. The band will continue headlining and well as touring with The Scorpions in July.
Infestation debuted at #30 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #4 on the Top Hard Music chart. It is being hailed by many as one of the best albums of the band’s storied career. Check out the video for the single, “Best of Me,” which literally offers a sneak peek into the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
Ratt held an off-the-wall album release party on April 20, as the band descended upon their former stomping grounds at the Key Club on Sunset in their native LA. The sold-out show was packed to the rafters and made for a night of pure musical mayhem and good times that brought out diehard Ratt fans, porn stars and even musicians like Tom Morello and Atreyu. ARTISTdirect best summed up the evening, saying, “They could have played all night and we’d never have gotten bored.” Check out some photos from the unforgettable event right here.
Here is what the rest of the press had to say about Ratt and Infestation:
“Cavazo and DeMartini riff and shred their way through Infestation with killer tones and great technique.” – Guitar Player
“…plugs directly into the sound and spirit of their glory days...Warren DeMartini demonstrates why he was one of the top guns of the ‘80s…” –Revolver
“Dr. Rockso still loves Ratt, baby. Just like real rats, you can’t get rid of them.” – Dr. Rockso via Decibel
“Ratt have just released their first album in a decade, and it’s a killer.” – MSN
“The Ratts are once again out of the cellar, invading your privacy, and infecting your ears.” -Metalholic
“You won’t find a better soundtrack to your summer than this.” – Pop Matters
“Infestation is a rock solid record that features some tasty licks, plenty of attitude and evokes their early days.” – The Aquarian Weekly
“Carlos Cavazo fits in perfectly and has the musical chops to keep up with original axeman Warren DeMartini….Infestation hearkens back to the band’s glory days, with songs that match up with the best of their ‘80s canon.” – About.com
“New cuts, like the stadium-ready “Best of Me” and the sleazed up “Last Call,” prove that Ratt’s songwriting is as focused and infectious as it was in the days they headlined arenas.” – Noisecreep
“This new album keeps the true spirit of metal alive.” – Metal Assault
Ratt kicked off their current tour last week at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. After touring Europe throughout June, they return to rock the States.
All American dates are below:
May 13 - Cubby Bear Lounge - Chicago, IL
May 14 - Medina Entertainment Center - Medina, MN
May 15 - 7 Flags Events Center - Clive, IA
May 16 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
May 18 – Depot- Salt Lake City, UT
May 19 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
May 20 - Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium - Idaho Falls, ID
May 23 - Pima County Fairgrounds - Tucson, AZ
June 5 - Wendover Road Ride - Wendover, NV
July 9 - Harpo's - Detorit, MI
July 10 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
July 11- Mud Island Amphitheater - Memphis, TN
July 15 - 37 Main - Buford, GA
July 16 – Bayfront Park - Miami, FL
July 17 – Ford Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
July19 – Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans, LA
July 21 – Nokia Live - Grand Prairie, TX
July 23 – AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX
July 25 – Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 1 – Pacific Amphitheatre / FAIR - Costa Mesa, CA
Aug 4 – Raley Field - Sacramento, CA
Aug 13 – Scriba Town Inn Summer Concert - Oswego, NY
Aug 14 – Atlantic City Hilton Resort Grand Theatre - Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 20 – Northwoods Rock Rally - Glen Fora, WI
Sept 4 – Speaking Rock Event Center – El Paso, TX
For all news and updates, visit www.therattpack.com. Additionally, ticketless VIP packages are now available for Ratt at The Majestic Ventura Theatre on May 22nd! They are offered exclusively at Ratt ticketing.
Ticketless VIP packages are also still available for Salt Lake City, Denver and Idaho Falls so get them while they last!!