Ratt Releases New Single "Eat Me Up Alive" As A Free Download / Show at Irving Plaza on May 10th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ratt Releases New Single "Eat Me Up Alive" As A Free Download / Show at Irving Plaza on May 10th

The surviving members of Ratt reunited in 2007 (without bassist Juan Croucier) and went into the studio last year for their first new studio album in 11 years. The new disc, Infestation, will be released on April 20 via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner. The disc is available for pre-order on iTunes and includes 4 bonus tracks. Roadrunner is also taking pre-orders which come with an autographed CD booklet.

In a recent interview with Icon vs Icon, Bobby Blotzer had the following to say about the new disc: "I definitely think it’s in the same ballpark as Out of the Cellar and Invasion (Invasion of Your Privacy), I’d put it in between those two records. This is a good thing. I’m definitely not one to tell people “Oh, this is the best thing ever.” if it’s not great. I’m not going to just hype it up. I’ll do interviews for it, like the last one that we did. I liked that record. Do I think it was a great RATT record? No, I didn’t think it was a great RATT record."

Ratt is heading out on a cross-country April-May tour that stops at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on May 10th. Tickets for the Irving Plaza show are $28.50.

Here are the upcoming tour dates:

Apr 15, 2010 -- Arizona Bike Week @ Handlebar Saloon, Scottdale, Arizona
Apr 17, 2010 -- The New Oasis, Sparks, Nevada
Apr 20, 2010 -- Key Club, Los Angeles, California
Apr 30, 2010 -- Pechanga Casino Resort, Temecula, California
May 06, 2010 -- Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, Maryland
May 08, 2010 -- Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 10, 2010 -- Fillmore New York @ Irving Plaza, New York
May 12, 2010 -- House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio
May 13, 2010 -- Cubby Bear, Chicago, Illinois