TWISTED SISTER played what was being billed as the final U.S. concert of the band’s career-ending round of dates, dubbed “Forty And Fuck It – The Final Tour”, on October 22 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock ‘N’ Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Professionally filmed video footage of the “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll” performance from the Sioux Falls show can be seen below.
“Having a band like TWISTED SISTER do their final U.S. show is unbelievable and we could not be more excited,” said Chuck Brennan of Badlands Pawn. “Badlands Pawn is the perfect match for these types of shows as the sound, lights, video and intimacy is unparalleled.”
Most of TWISTED SISTER shows in 2016 are featuring the core lineup of Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Mark Mendoza (bass) and Eddie Ojeda (guitar), along with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER).
During a recent interview with Goldmine magazine, Jay Jay French talked about TWISTED SISTER‘s decision to call it quits. He said: “Whether you like it or not, once you reach a status of ‘classic,’ you really start to understand people — if you really truly want to understand why people like you. You can make new product, it’s all well and good, but when someone spends 200-300 bucks for a ticket, they expect certain songs, they expect the songs played correctly, they expect you to be proficient, on time and professional — that’s what an entertainer is. And I will tell you that the club scene taught us an enormous amount of discipline.”
He continued: “You know, I can’t emphasize it enough. Dee [Snider, TWISTED SISTER singer] became one of the greatest frontmen in the world because he learned how to do it on the club scene. We learned how to be great entertainers in the bars and we followed through. And I think the band just wants to say that we reached a point where we can’t do it anymore in the manner that we feel we need to do it and we should probably be respected for that. Because I don’t want to takes someone’s money that I don’t earn. And it’s hard for some people to understand that. They want to keep you hermetically sealed in a jar with their memories forever. Which I get. I do get it. But I think at some point this year will be our last show, and I’ll turn around to the other guys in the band and that’ll be it.”
TWISTED SISTER‘s movie, “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!”, was released on February 23 on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital formats, with an included two hours of bonus material and director commentary.