The Judas Rising Tour

“If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy” -Chris Jericho


We all know Chris Jericho as one of our most beloved long time WWE superstars.  But few know him as rock and roll lead singer of a band called Fozzy.  If you have ever wondered why Jericho takes frequent breaks from being on the road from the WWE, this is why.  Fozzy has been around blessing our ears since 1999.  Jericho once even defined the band as saying, “If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy.”

Band members consist of Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Frank Fontsere, Billy Gray, and Paul Di Leo.  They recently just released a new single and music video for their some, Judas.  That eventually became number 1 on the iTunes rock chart in 8 different countries including the United States.  They have received over 3.4 million views on the music video.  The most recent stop on the tour was Joliet, Illinois.  They had everyone at The Forge on their feet.  They had 3 opening bands that were must-see’s as well!

Never Say Die

Never Say Die is a rock band from Tronto, Canada.  They opened the show with a number of great songs.  Tons of people turned out to help welcome this great band.  We all rocked out to their current single “Like a Nightmare”.  Highly recommend you give this up and coming band a peak!


Sons of Texas

Sons of Texas was the second band on the card. They were a little more open about what they sang about.  A few songs in they introduced their next one to all the guys wanting to get to business with their girls.  These guys were totally cool.  After their set, they even walked around and rocked out with the crowd.  Give them a listen next time you pull up iTunes!



Kyng is a rock band based out of Los Angelos, California.  Out of the few listed above, you may have heard this band on the radio.  Kyng has toured before with the likes of Saliva, Seether, and Papa Roach.  They were the last set before Fozzy came out.  They set a great pace with a lighter-in-the-air type of ovation.



Fozzy opened their set with their new single Judas.  The crowd absolutely loved it.  They were very interactive with the crowd, including spraying water in the crowd in a very risque way.  The Judas Rising Tour is just about over with just a hand full of shows left.  Personally, this was my first concert ever and I am so happy I went to this one.  11/10 will go to any one of these guys shows!






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