Join us for a special experience in honor of Stryper's 40th Anniversary Tour! As our VIP guest,
you'll enjoy early entry, exclusive swag, and hassle-free merchandise shopping, all followed by a
private, pre-show event with the guys. Guests will have access to the venue approximately 1.5
hours prior to general doors; you will also receive commemorative 40th Anniversary Tour swag,
to be dispersed during the check-in process. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the
merchandise booth before convening in the main auditorium for a 45-minute session with the
band. During this time, guests will enjoy an exclusive screening of a short, narrated film
featuring archival footage and photos. Session will conclude with a brief Q&A and special
thanks from the band. A handful of Stryper Bibles will be tossed to attendees!
No phones or cameras will be permitted during the pre-show event in order to preserve the experience for future guests. Staff will enforce this policy.
This experience will be unique from our usual VIP package, as it will not involve one-on-one contact with the band (meaning no autographs or photo-ops) We've chosen this approach for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the band will be delivering an extraordinary 2-hour show, featuring costume changes and an extensive setlist spanning their early years to the present. To ensure the guys preserve their energy for each night's performance, we've curated this special experience for fans, something unprecedented in our history.
Stryper will follow all local safety guidelines.
Please note that passes are for commemorative purposes only; they do not authorize access into the venue, VIP, or backstage areas.
Although every effort will be made for participation by the entire band, individual members' participation in the experience can vary by market.
All efforts will be made to enforce the scheduled start time, however, unforeseen issues may occur. We appreciate your patience & understanding should you be detained from accessing the VIP area at the scheduled time. Just hang tight & the VIP host will keep you informed.
NO Refunds - ALL Sales FINAL
Commemorating 40 years of recording and releasing music, Stryper continues to churn out rock-solid albums and pulsating live performances. The hardworking group shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Following on the heels of their successful studio project The Final Battle (Frontiers Music Srl), the definitive foursome released their first-ever acoustic album Acousticyzed on February 16, 2024. The double-disc set features an audio CD and DVD/Blu-ray video recorded and filmed at SpiritHouse Studios in western Massachusetts.
The 11-track acoustic collection features stripped-down versions of Stryper's classic songs - ranging from energized tracks "Loud & Clear" and "Soldiers Under Command" to power ballad "Honestly" - plus a never-before-released version of enduring hymn "Amazing Grace." The video unveils an up-close look at band members performing the album live in the studio.
For a limited time this spring, "To Hell with the Amps: The Unplugged Tour" will feature Stryper playing the entirety of the acoustic project during each performance.
"We're excited to show people a totally different translation of these songs," says lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter Michael Sweet. "Most of the acoustic shows will be set in smaller, more intimate venues, and the set is naturally more toned down. It will feel like a family affair, like everyone is sitting in our living room listening to us play."
Sweet adds that the band will follow the acoustic stints with a full-on 40th anniversary tour kicking off September 13, 2024.
"The anniversary tour will feature songs ranging across our entire discography," he reveals. "We'll perform a set consisting of our classic songs, then play a second set containing more recent material."
Sweet further shares that the band's live shows will feature everything from heightened production to variations in wardrobe.
"We will be changing outfits from a classic look to a modern look, with production to match," Sweet says. "It will definitely be unprecedented because it's important to come up with a unique way for fans to celebrate this milestone anniversary with us."
In addition, the band plans to offer an exclusive pre-show VIP experience for its loyal devotees. A 45-minute encounter with Stryper will include a private screening of a short film featuring archival footage and photos and a brief Q&A session with the bandmates.
As for future endeavors, the band just wrapped recording another full-length studio album Sweet describes as "all killer and no filler." The anticipated release date is fall 2024.
"We're hoping it will continue the trend of our music getting better with each release," Sweet says. "It's loaded with high-quality tunes and great energy."
Stryper also has made solid progress on a much-anticipated Kickstarter-fueled documentary film. More than 1,700 backers helped the band far exceed its original funding goal, earning a "Projects We Love" tag on the popular crowdfunding platform.
"We found a brilliant director, Chris Atkins, and it's being filmed now," says Sweet, adding that footage will be captured throughout the rest of this year. "We're excited to see it's finally happening."
When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of "heavenly metal," extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like "Calling on You," "Honestly" and "Always There for You."
Stryper's career album sales exceed 10 million worldwide, including 1986's multiplatinum release To Hell with the Devil. The band also made history when it notched two songs simultaneously in MTV's Top 10 with videos "Free" and "Honestly."
Today, some 40 years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for devoted fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar) plus longtime bandmate and veteran bassist Perry Richardson, the group finds itself continuing to create their finest, most powerful music yet.