Stryper React To Walmart Banning Album Over Title

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has shared his disappointment with Walmart after the retail giant decided to carry the band’s forthcoming album due to concerns over its title.

The new album will be called “God Damn Evil” and is hitting stores today but not Walmart apparently. Sweet had the following to say, “We’re disappointed. Stryper has always been about making people think outside the box.

“Our new album title God Damn Evil is a statement that’s needed in our society. We’ve seen evil rise to new levels and this title is simply a prayer request asking God to damn or condemn all the evil around us. Many chains have joined us in making such a statement. Walmart unfortunately has not.

“The odd thing is of all the chains out there we assumed Walmart would be one to understand exactly what our point and purpose is. Unfortunately not. Although we respect their decision and what’s done is done, it’s frustrating to see something that’s meant for good get misinterpreted and misunderstood.”

Stryper.com

 

Stryper Tour Dates

  • APRIL 28, 2018
    FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL – LIVE CLUB AT TREZZO
    MILAN, ITALY
  • MAY 5, 2018
    M3 ROCK FESTIVAL
    COLUMBIA, MD
  • MAY 6, 2018
    AGORA THEATRE
    CLEVELAND, OH
  • MAY 8, 2018
    GRAMERCY THEATRE
    NEW YORK, NY
  • MAY 9, 2018
    STONE PONY
    ASBURY, NJ
  • MAY 10, 2018
    JERGLE’S RHYTHM GRILLE
    WARRENDALE, PA
  • MAY 12, 2018
    MIXX 360
    MALDEN, MA
  • MAY 13, 2018
    FISH HEAD CANTINA
    HALETHORPE, MD
  • MAY 14, 2018
    SELLERSVILLE THEATER
    (Michael & Oz Live Acoustic Performance)
    SELLERSVILLE, PA
  • MAY 16, 2018
    DIESEL CONCERT LOUNGE
    CHESTERFIELD, MI
  • MAY 17, 2018
    THE INTERSECTION
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • MAY 18, 2018
    GREEN BAY DISTILLERY
    GREEN BAY, WI
  • MAY 19, 2018
    ROUTE 47 PUB N GRUB
    FRIDLEY, MN
  • MAY 22, 2018
    THE SIDE ROOM IN RALSTON ARENA
    (Full Band Acoustic Performance)
    RALSTON, NE
  • MAY 23, 2018
    VAL AIR BALLROOM
    WEST DES MOINES, IA
  • MAY 25, 2018
    STAR PAVILION @ AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL
    KANSAS CITY, MO
  • MAY 26, 2018
    BMI SPEEDWAY
    VERSAILLES, OH
  • MAY 27, 2018
    BRAT FEST
    MADISON, WI
    FREE CONCERT!
  • MAY 30, 2018
    IDL BALLROOM
    TULSA, OK
  • MAY 31, 2018
    PROOF BAR ROOFTOP LOUNGE
    HOUSTON, TX
  • JUNE 1, 2018
    GAS MONKEY LIVE!
    DALLAS, TX
  • JUNE 3, 2018
    PHARR EVENTS CENTER
    PHARR, TX 
  • JUNE 5, 2018
    SAM’S BURGER JOINT
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • JUNE 7, 2018
    CENTER STAGE
    ATLANTA, GA
  • JUNE 8 , 2018
    THE FOUNDATION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
    SPINDALE, NC
  • JUNE 9, 2018
    THE CANNERY BALLROOM
    NASHVILLE, TN
  • JULY 7, 2018
    BARCELONA ROCK FEST
    BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • AUGUST 25, 2018
    NEW DATE!
    KAWASAKI CLUB CITTA
    TOKYO, JAPAN
  • AUGUST 26, 2018
    NEW DATE!
    KAWASAKI CLUB CITTA
    TOKYO, JAPAN
  • SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
    GRAND ROCK TEMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
    HINCKLEY, MN
  • SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
    THE ARCADA THEATRE
    ST. CHARLES, IL
  • SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
    HOUSE OF BLUES
    ORLANDO, FL
  • SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
    “ROCK IN VIVO FEST” @ VIVO BEACH CLUB
    ISLA VERDE, PUERTO RICO
  • OCTOBER 19, 2018
    THE VENUE
    DENVER, CO
  • OCTOBER 20, 2018
    LEATHERHEADS SPORTS BAR
    DRAPER, UT
  • OCTOBER 25, 2018
    THE MARQUEE
    TEMPE, AZ
  • OCTOBER 26, 2018
    RIALTO THEATRE
    TUSCON, AZ
  • OCTOBER 31, 2018
    WHISKY A GO GO
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2018
    ACE OF SPADES
    SACRAMENTO, CA

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