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Forty5 Presents

Stryper

with special guest The Protest
  • Tue May 17, 2022
  • 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
  • 21+
$25 to $30 Sale Ended

Stryper with special guest The Protest at The Vogue in Indianapolis on May 17, 2022

Stryper

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 multi platinum 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 35+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for loyal fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself creating their finest, most powerful music yet.

Proving its lasting durability once again, Stryper is now set to unveil Even the Devil Believes (Frontiers Music Srl), the band’s thirteenth studio album.

“We’re incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983. “This album was recorded during the pandemic, and I believe its message pertains to the times we are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration and a light in the darkest of times.”

Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, the 11-track project is Stryper’s first studio album that features Perry Richardson on bass and background vocals.

“Perry helped take things to a new level for us,” Sweet says. “We’re honored to have him with us.”

Sweet revealed that the band members delivered focused determination, a collaborative spirit and spot-on execution for the new record. The result is a collection of remarkable songs that leaves a strong impact on listeners.

“It has an energy unlike any other album we’ve done,” he asserts. “We even pulled a song from the past that has never been heard or released, and by doing so we brought a little bit of 1989 back into the mix.”

Standout tracks include “Blood from Above,” “Make Love Great Again,” “Do Unto Others,” “How to Fly”, “Divider” and the heart-stirring ballad “This I Pray.”

“The music and lyrics are rock-solid,” says Sweet. “God really blessed this one, and hopefully it will bless everyone who hears it as well.”

The Protest

The Protest is made up of 4 best friends from Indiana. This melodic rock n’ roll infused metal band takes you away from the gloom persona of hard rock and brings a fun energetic flare of life. Music has been a passion shared between them for quite some time, but with no real purpose, no real inspiration to draw from. It wasn’t until they put down their plans and followed God’s that they realized that they could make an impact on people through their music.

STRYPER WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE PROTEST

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022
21+ 
THE VOGUE THEATER
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
TICKETS AT THEVOGUE.COM

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS SHOW IS GENERAL ADMISSION AND SEATING IS NOT PROVIDED. YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER THE VENUE WITH A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

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