Live Review -Five Reasons To See Stryper Live In Concert

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Cleveland, Ohio -Spring is in the air and it is a time for renewal, to step outside and see what the world has to offer.With that thought in mind the spring and summer concert calendar opens up a world of musical discovery and in celebration of Stryper’s spring tour  we bring you the top five reasons to see Stryper  in concert.

Stryper Live On Stage
Stryper Live On Stage


Formed in 1982 and finding success in 1984 the band has had decades of hits , with positive messages about faith and salvation and undying love as the main themes of their songs. The pure hits of ” Calling On You ” , ” Honestly ” and ” To Hell With The Devil ” ensure that their legacy will live on for many many more decades . One of the few ” Big Hair Bands ” ( I hate that designation ) that survived  and  still thrive to this day.

Stryper Live On Stage
Stryper Live On Stage

2- God Damn Evil

The new release from the band is tearing up the music scene with both critics and fans literally singing its praise. The tracts ” The Valley ” has amazing duel guitar work .” Sorry ” has the message we can all relate to and ” God Damn Evil ” brings with it the power of the message along with the  musical chops to back it up. A great album pick one up today.

Stryper Live On Stage
Stryper Live On Stage

3- Same Band New Member

The announcement of former Firehouse bassist Perry Richardson joining  Stryper in October 2017   brings with him decades of musical talent  in both the metal and country music scenes . I saw him  perform recently and can say he is a a great addition to the band and a perfect fit.

Stryper Live On Stage
Stryper Live On Stage

4-  Michael  Sweet Shreds on the Guitar !

That’s right I said it ,the man knows his way around a fret board . The pure six string talent and blistering leads coming from his guitar cannot be over stated. Known mostly as a singer he was never a slouch in the rhythm section but his leads in a  songs bridges are over the top . He has the ability to over play but the sense to know what fits the song. Guitarists in training please take examples from this man.

Stryper Live On Stage
Stryper Live On Stage

5- The Message

I know it is not politically correct in this day of millennial’s being offended by everything ever said , spoken , sang or viewed .But the message of Stryper stating that there is a  love for that never ends, that we are all flawed and we can be accepted even with our flaws is what society needs.To be a better version of ourselves and to try to make the would around us better. I am sorry but not sorry the world needs fixed and the message is what matters .

Stryper is

Michael Sweet – lead vocals, guitar 

Robert Sweet – drums, percussion 
Oz Fox – guitar, backing vocals 
Perry Richardson –bass guitar
 To see all the details of the current tour and things Stryper please see the official website at
Stryper was supported on the Cleveland date by the bands Mourning Wagon and Hell and Back  who both did a great job firing up the packed house.



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