Fozzy is set to return to New Zealand in 2022.
Chris Jericho’s band will play Auckland’s Powerstation on November 28 alongside American rockers Buckcherry.
The show will be Fozzy’s second in Aotearoa, following the Judas Rising tour in 2018.
“Fozzy is the epitome of what a great rock ‘n’ roll band should be,” tour promoters Silverback Touring said in a statement, “catchy, groovy, hooky, sweaty, and most importantly, an awesome f—— time!”
Formed in 1999, Fozzy has evolved into one of the most successful bands on modern rock radio, Silverback Touring said.
Aside from the obvious Jericho-as-frontman connection, Fozzy has a long relationship with pro-wrestling. WWE has used five Fozzy songs – including “Enemy” and “Lights Go Out” – to soundtrack its pay-per-view events. Jericho uses “Judas” as his entrance music in All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Even co-headliners Buckcherry have a pro-wrestling connection. “Rescue Me” was the theme for WWE Judgment Day 2009.
After playing Auckland’s Powerstation, Buckcherry & Fozzy will continue their tour with Australian gigs in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide.
Tickets to Buckcherry & Fozzy New Zealand 2022 are on sale now via AAA Ticketing. VIP packages (which do not include a ticket to the show) are also available.