Reunited Ratt Play First Concert: Video and Set List
The latest Ratt reunion played its first 2017 tour date on Feb. 11, taking the stage at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn., to deliver a set list filled with fan favorites.
As previously reported, the ongoing tug of war over the legal rights to the group’s trademarks — which has pitted singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini against drummer Bobby Blotzer — seems to have ended with Blotzer exiled and the other members carrying on without him.
Blotzer, who assembled his own version of the group after the others refused to tour, has yet to issue a public response to his latest legal setback and still seems to be maintaining control of Ratt’s website and social media feeds, but in the meantime, his former bandmates are moving ahead with a growing list of upcoming projects and concert obligations.
The first item on that list was checked off with the Feb. 11 show, which was promoted as having opening-act support from Great White. Pearcy will spend a chunk of March and April on the road in support of his recent Smash solo LP, but Ratt have already lined up a number of festival performances throughout the year, including Rocklahoma; you can take a look at those dates at Pearcy’s official site.
Ratt’s current lineup, which is rounded out by guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, is reportedly working on new material for a follow-up to the band’s most recent release, 2010’s Infestation. In the meantime, fans can get a taste of what awaits on the road this year with the fan-shot footage above and below and the complete Feb. 11 set list, laid out below.
Ratt, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Welch, Minn., 2/11/17, Set List
“Dangerous but Worth the Risk”
“You Think You’re Tough”
“Walkin’ the Dog”
“Way Cool Jr.”
“In Your Direction”
“Lack of Communication”
“Lay It Down”
“You’re in Love”
“Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job”
“Nobody Rides for Free”
“Back for More”
“Round and Round”
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