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Stephen Pearcy (The Voice of Ratt)

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th Street & E University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Presented By: Iowa State Fair
  • Dates: August 15, 2022
  • Location: MidAmerican Energy Stage
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free w/fair admission
  • Overview

    As the founder, lead singer & songwriter of the metal rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy is credited with having been a pioneer of the early 80's Sunset Strip rock scene. Capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style & uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band Mickey RATT. Known for their overtly sexual appearance, rebellious attitude & take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT’s potential & star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album “Out of the Cellar”, which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from “Out of the Cellar”, soaring past Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” & David Bowies “Blue Jean”. 

    The record generated top ten singles followed by sold out tours. This momentum remained with every proceeding RATT album to include their most recent release of “Infestation” in 2010. Their last recording from that time in 1991 is Ratt “81-91″ of which marked the end of an era & to the disbelief of many die hard metal fans who seemingly could never get enough of Pearcy, it seemed to mark the end to a self-proclaimed “dynasty of rough & tough metal” that ruled the better part of the 80s. Throughout RATT’s nearly four decades of success, they released 8 albums and played thousands of shows worldwide all the while selling over 20 million records.

    He currently runs his production company, Top Fuel Entertainment of which his new docuseries "Backstage Past" is in development, as well as the Stephen Pearcy Rockumentary. The Pearcy legacy is here to stay. His fans are loyal and always wanting more of him…after all, he is the original “Wanted Man”.

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