Steel Panther to penetrate Vancouver

By Jacob Zinn
[contributor] 

Steel Panther comes back to revive hair metal. Sezzles/Flickr

Men may want to lock up their daughters, girlfriends, sisters and wives the nights of Jan. 12 and 13. That’s when Steel Panther comes to town.

The sexually explicit ‘80s-style hair metal comedy group (known for such songs as “Eatin’ Ain’t Cheatin’” and “17 Girls in a Row”) will perform two back-to-back sold-out shows at the Commodore Ballroom next Thursday and Friday.

With a strong following of barely-legal groupies in short skirts and lifted shirts, they’re sure to have hardly-clad women lined up out the door onto Granville Street.

Having played the Commodore at least five times in the past two years, the Sunset Strip foursome has garnered critical acclaim in Vancouver for their raunchy lyrics, sick licks and their power to make any woman in the crowd topless.

The glam band is touring on its sophomore record, Balls Out, in preparation for seven Australian dates and a month-long European headlining trek. This time around, they’re bringing such new songs as “Just like Tiger Woods”, “It Won’t Suck Itself” (featuring guest vocals by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger) and the power ballad, “Weenie Ride”.

As with past shows, the cock rockers will throw in covers of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Warrant and Ratt between classic Panther tracks like “Death to All but Metal” and “Asian Hooker” from 2009’s Feel the Steel.

Fans can also expect more low-brow banter between spotlight-hogging lead singer Michael Starr guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxxx and drummer Stix Zadinia (read it aloud).

Steel Panther returns to the Commodore Ballroom for a two-night stand next Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12 and 13. Tickets for both shows are sold out.

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