Dee Snider Announces Twisted Sister Reunion To Pay Tribute To A.J. Pero
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider shared a post on his official Twitter page announcing that the band is going to reunite for a special show in which the band members will pay tribute to late drummer A. J. Pero, however, Twisted Sister does not plan to perform at the show.
As many of you know, A. J. Pero joined Twisted Sister in April 1982, after seeing them play at a club and being told they were looking for a drummer. Despite the fact that Pero left Twisted Sister in July 1986, he participated in the band’s 1997 reunion and continued to perform with Twisted Sister until his passing.
Unfortunately, iconic drummer’s other band members from Adrenaline Mob attempted but failed to wake Pero on their tour bus which was traveling from Baltimore to Poughkeepsie. After Pero was taken to a hospital, it was revealed that he passed away from an apparent heart attack on March 20, 2015, at the age of 55.
After the passing of A. J. Pero, Twisted Sister announced a farewell tour along with numerous tribute performances to their late bandmate. Eventually, Twisted Sister performed its final concert on November 12, 2016, in Monterrey, marking its disbandment.
Recently, Twisted Sister frontman shared a post on his official Twitter page announcing a reunion for a special show in honor of the late drummer of the band on the sixth year he passed. While the fans were thrilled to hear a union and expected performance from the band, Snider stressed the fact that the band is not going to perform anything music-related.
Here is what Snider said:
“6 years ago today the ‘nice one’ of Twisted Sister passed away. I miss you, buddy. Tune into Animal Tactics show today at 7 pm EST for a Twisted Sister reunion (as people not musically.)”
You can see the Twitter post below.
6 years ago today the "nice one" of @TwistedSisterNY passed away. I miss you, buddy.
Tune into @AnimalTactics show today at 7pm EST for a @TwistedSisterNY reunion (as people not musically). https://t.co/yOgu5lYDlG pic.twitter.com/KAi3zCac0B
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) March 20, 2021