Rock groups Dokken, Warrant and Firehouse will perform at The Pavilion at
Warrant exploded on the U.S. music scene toward the end of the decade in the 1980s with its debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich," and captured the hearts of fans with
Warrant's most recent studio album, "Rockaholic," was released in
"We're just five guys who love what we do," said vocalist
Although it has been three full years since the band last released a new music, Mason said the band is not resting on its laurels and relying solely on nostalgia to get a paycheck.
"Our last album really exposed the band for who we are now and validated my position in the band," Mason explained. "Our real fans have embraced the album and the songs. Some fans have complained about it because our sound has changed over the years, but who are they today? Who were they 20 years ago? Are they the same person? No. Nobody is. Everyone grows up, and so has Warrant."
Mason said Warrant has been working on new material for its next CD and said modern technology has helped the band during the process.
"We put as much of the music together as we can while we are apart," he added. "Thankfully the Internet makes that possible. Then we get together a few times and go over everything and work things out before we record. We are actually looking at studio and producer options now. The new record is loosely scheduled to be out next year."
The current trends for bands has been to do acoustic tours and perform an album in its entirety for a tour. Mason is not so sure that will be in the cards for Warrant.
"We've never done a full acoustic tour. It's cool for a couple of songs or maybe a show or two," he said. "I'm not against it, but I love the sound of the electric guitars and to hear
"We change our set list around quite a bit from run to run," he continued. "We do a "best of" every night we play. We have considered doing that with an album in its entirety, but its really hard for a band like because we have so many popular songs people want to hear."
Warrant has nearly every weekend from now through September and there are no plans to halt the "Down Boys" touring machine anytime soon.
"I'll never gripe about my job," Mason said with a laugh. "I still love what I do and being on stage is what we live for. We're just older and wiser now. Well, maybe not wiser, just older."
Visit www.warrantrocks.com for more information on the band and tour dates.
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