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    Tue, 08 May 2012 10:03:26

    Ratt to Perform With Bassist Juan Croucier on May 12 - The show takes place in Maryland

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    • Ratt - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05:  (L-R) Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Bobby Blotzer perform at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino August 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is touring in support of the new album, 'Infestation.'
    • Ratt - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05:  (L-R) Ratt guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Robbie Crane, drummer Bobby Blotzer, singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini perform at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino August 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band is touring in support of the new album, 'Infestation.'

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    Ratt, legends of the Los Angeles hard rock scene, will perform at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 12. What's special about this particular gig is that bassist Juan Croucier will return to the fold and perform with the band, his first time doing so since 1991. Ratt 'n' roll, baby! A prodigal son from the rhythm section returns.

    Guitarist Warren DeMartini said, "I happened to see Juan after a signing at Charvel Guitars last January at NAMM. This guy walks up with Ratt's Out of the Cellar LP and it had every band member's autograph except his and mine. Juan said in disbelief, 'Do you know what the odds are of this happening in a crowd of 100,000 people? Another couple minutes and this wouldn't be possible!' I think that says it all. Rehearsing with Juan today was like going back in time to our last performance together in Ratt at Irvine Meadows two decades ago – feels like it was yesterday."

    Frontman Stephen Pearcy added, "After all these years, regrouping with the original band members is like riding a bike, you never forget. The first day in rehearsal was like years ago. Amazing to say the least."

    Guitarist Carlos Cavazo commented, "I'm sure this could create yet another successful page in the band's history."

    Drummer Bobby Blotzer said, "Juan and I go way back, playing in bands together since age 16. Having him back in fold with us for the M3 festival after being gone so many years is intriguing. We've been rehearsing for several weeks and it sounds like Ratt 'n' Roll."

    Croucier himself declared, "It's hard to believe that it's been almost 20 years since we last played together. I'm personally looking forward to reconnecting with Ratt fans worldwide and I'm hopeful this will last far into the future."

    Any lucky Marylanders out there going to the show?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.08.12



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