Fozzy, fronted by former wrestling heavyweight champion turned rock star Chris Jericho, appeared at Wild Bill’s in Duluth on 5/23 in a tour to promote their latest album due out on July 22, Do You Wanna Start A War.
Part of a three-way bill (bookended by Kickin Valentina before and Buckcherry afterward), Fozzy’s set got enthusiastic applause from fans who had come in particular to see them – one brought one of those giant gold “Heavyweight Champion” belts and it ended up on stage (between Fozzy and the other acts) at least a couple of times. The three bands on the bill that night proved there are no shortage of people in Georgia at least who still appreciate hard rock and roll. Next up for Fozzy is the main stage at Download Festival in the UK on June 14.
Chris Jericho – lead vocals, piano @iamjericho
Rich Ward – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals @thedukeofmetal
Frank Fontsere – drums, percussion @FrankPlaysDrums
Billy Grey – lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals @billy_grey
Paul Di Leo – bass guitar, Backing vocals @PaulDileo1
Article and photos by Maryelle St. Clare