Warrant got its fill of cherry pie in the 80s and 90s, but apparently that was not enough to squelch the band's hunger. With the return of its original members for the first time in almost 15 years, Warrant will storm back to the stage in 2008, with plans for a tour and new music well into 2009 and beyond. The band, formed in 1984 by LA guitarist Erik Turner and bassist Jerry Dixon, hit the rock scene in February 1989 with the release of its debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" (Columbia Records). A blistering world tour of 262 shows helped push the 10-track record to double platinum status. The CD spawned three singles -- Down Boys (27 on the Billboard Top 100), Sometimes She Cries (20), and Heaven (2) – Heaven also sold over 750,000 singles. DRFSR live home video certified Platinum.
Topping their freshman success may have seemed like a daunting task, but the band members proved they were up to the challenge. Just 19 months after D.R.F.S.R. introduced the American rock fan to Warrant, "Cherry Pie" -- the band's second album (Columbia Records) – solidified Warrant's standing in rock history. The band toured again at home and abroad with 200+ shows pushing USA sales of Cherry Pie well into the 2 million mark. The record's title track became perhaps the band's most recognizable hit, and the album peaked at 7 on the charts.
Nearly 20 years and eight albums the later, the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. Since the success in the late 80s and early 90s, the band has seen many changes but has remained a key cog in the ever-changing rock landscape. Warrant has endured death, changes in record label and loss of band members, but with a reunion on the horizon, it appears these hardships have only fueled Warrant's drive.
For the first time since 1994 Warrant will return this year with all of its original members. Jani Lane returns to his storied role as voice of Warrant, Joey Allen and Steven Sweet return to the fold and mainstays Turner and bassist Jerry Dixon round out the band's five-man lineup. The group will work with managers Carl Stubner & Blain Clausen from Sanctuary Artist Management and agents Craig Mogil and Brian Ahern from William Morris.