The stars have aligned to give the Hudson Valley the most rock n roll weekend ever. “The Emperor of Rock n Roll” Richie Scarlet and “The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla” Chris Jericho will perform back-to-back concerts at Poughkeepsie.
Richie Scarlet and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho will perform at the Chance Theater on Saturday and Sunday night respectively.
Night 1: “The Emperor of Rock n Roll” Richie Scarlet
Richie Scarlet makes his long-awaited return to La Chance this Saturday, April 16.
A little about the emperor
Richie Scarlet is a Hudson Valley resident, residing in Millbrook NY. In addition to recording and performing with Ace Frehley of Kiss, he has also performed with the late Leslie West and Mountain, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, band members Alice Cooper, Chubby Checker and many more.
An invitation from the emperor of rock n roll
About the show
The show, dubbed “The Richie Scarlet Story”, will feature the Richie Scarlet Band (Richie on vocals and guitar with Louie Spagnola on guitar, Russ Wilson on drums, young rocker Kelly on bass and Peter Galinari on keys) with special guests: Black 13 (hard-hitting rock n roll from Boston), Raising Caine and The Barj Project. Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. this Saturday night at The Chance in Poughkeepsie.
Tickets are only $15 and are available on Chance’s official website here and out the door this weekend.
It’s always a party when the Emperor comes to town. You never who will show up. Be sure to step out this Easter weekend and get ready for a rock show like no other! Be sure to stop by the merchandising table and see Toni Cesiro for your Richie Scarlet t-shirts, CDs, brand new 8×10 glossy prints and other cool stuff including guitar string bracelets by Created with Love Boutique. Richie will be at the table after the show to sign photos and take pictures.
Night 2: Fozzy with “The Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla” Chris Jericho
Although he once said he would never return to Poughkeepsie again, former WWE Superstar and current AEW wrestling Chris Jericho returns to Poughkeepsie this Sunday, April 17 (Easter Sunday) when his band Fozzy does a return to The Chance.
A bit about Fozzy
Heavy metal band Fozzy was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1999 by vocalist Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. The group has released seven studio albums over the years. Jericho once described the band as Wrestling voice radio, like “If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy.” Being a huge fan of 80s metal, I can appreciate the band Fozzy and their sound. Their early albums featured covers of many favorites like Dio, Krokus, Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, WASP and Accept. The band’s latest album Judas was released on Century Media Records in 2017.
An invitation from the Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla
Chris Jericho and Fozzy return to The Chance on their Fozzy Saves 2022 World Tour on April 17, 2022. Tickets are on sale and available through the Chance box office and ticketweb.com. Get more information on the official Chance Theater website here.
Chris Jericho has been known to occasionally hang out after the show, so you might just get the chance to chill with the rock n wrestling legend.
So step out this weekend to experience the most rock n roll weekend ever! It’s happening at The Chance in Poughkeepsie. And it will probably never happen again.
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