World-Famous Tribute Icons TRAGEDY Reveal Music Video for New Cover of The Pointer Sisters Anthem, “I’m So Excited”

[photo credit: ireallyhopeyouwin]

New Album, ‘I Am Woman’, out

March 3, 2023 via Napalm Records

Pre-Order HERE

On Tour in 2023:

Supporting Steel Panther & Crobot in the USA

+ Co-Headlining with Nanowar of Steel

in the UK & Europe!

TRAGEDY – one of New York City’s most famous tribute bands and the undisputed inventors of “disco metal” – recently announced their new, upcoming full-length album, ‘I Am Woman’, out March 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. Flipping the script on sleaze rock tropes, ‘I Am Woman’ pays tribute to the most powerful force in the band’s lives, celebrating womanhood in all forms on 14 newly-reinvented disco and soft rock anthems!

Today, following their latest cover of legendary track “Venus”, the band showcases their heavy metal take on The Pointer Sisters’ classic anthem, “I’m So Excited”. Follow the band in the Cara Maria O’Shea-directed music video to their Halftime Show performance at the Big Bank SuperDuper Dome – you won’t be able to contain yourself as you rock out to a metallized version of this iconic track with half-timed grooves, squealing solos and energetic vocals.

Frontman Mo’Royce Peterson says about “I’m So Excited”:

“Anita Pointer sadly passed away very recently, and this is our tribute to her and her sisters’ impact on music, as well as, of course, their everlasting and unbridled enthusiasm for ‘pleasures in the night’ on this track.

“The song is about the building, burning anticipation of impending carnal satisfaction. The heart races, hormones surge – gratification is imminent! In the video, the “excited” band members pack themselves into the family minivan, then play the Halftime Show at the Big Bank SuperDuper Dome – an event viewed live by over 700 Billion people worldwide!”

Watch the official music video for “I’m So Excited” HERE

TRAGEDY had a glitter-encrusted grip on the entertainment world when they emerged in the early 2010’s. Now, following the 2015 breakout viral music video for their cover of Grease’s “You’re The One That I Want” and 2017’s second viral hit, a cover of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, TRAGEDY are back with a brand new twist on I Am Woman!

 

Having introduced their raucous trademark stage show to audiences in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and beyond, and releasing several albums of metallized disco, soft rock and pop covers before even tasting their first viral hit, TRAGEDY proved early on that they were never just your everyday satirical cover band. These six warriors of wacky fully embody the soul of the original and reimagine it from the top down, infusing the tracks with an undeniably infectious energy that can be felt both on stage or on wax. And while their 80s hair metal image would imply that plenty of misbehavior is to be seen on the surface, one only need witness TRAGEDY live a single time to understand that the band’s true overarching message is one of carefree joy, humanity, acceptance and the simple pursuit of a damn good time.

“…Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity…”

– The Village Voice (US)

“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies… essential listening”

– The Sun (UK)

Pre-Order ‘I Am Woman’ HERE
On ‘I Am Woman’, TRAGEDY turn the energy up to 11 with recharged dancehall favorites like “Le Freak”, “Respect” (featuring soul powerhouse Marcy Harriell) and “I’m So Excited”, and double down on the drama with heavy, recomposed covers of belt-worthy classics “Memory” (featuring legendary drag performer, singer and guitarist Mrs. Smith), “Goldfinger” and “Roar”.

Tracks like “I Will Survive” evoke the spirit of Queen with choral harmonies and blazing solos, while unabashed anthems like “She Bop” and “Venus” fully convince with authentic 80s hair metal flavor. Power metal reigns on the band’s opus-like version of “Flashdance… What a Feeling” and the theatrical Maiden-meets-Meatloaf-esque “Lay All Your Love on Me”.

‘I Am Woman’ is bolstered by a retro production aura that allows the intricacy of each rearrangement decision to shine, as blistering guitar work, classic drumlines and dynamic vocal performances cascade throughout each track. With ‘I Am Woman’, TRAGEDY truly embody the spirit of metal classics while providing a fresh take on some of the world’s most timeless classics of empowerment, independence and self-love – important messages that resonate now more than ever!

‘I Am Woman’ Track List:

1. Le Freak

2. I Will Survive

3. She Bop

4. Memory

5. Lay All Your Love on Me

6. Venus

7. Goldfinger

8. Respect

9. Flashdance… What a Feeling

10. I’m So Excited

11. Here You Come Again

12. All I Wanna Do

13. I Am Woman

14. Roar

‘I Am Woman’ will be available for pre-order in the following configurations:

-CD Digisleeve

-1LP Gatefold SILVER

Digital Album

TRAGEDY will provide support to Steel Panther and Crobot on their upcoming US tour, beginning February 24 in Las Vegas, NV!

Then, TRAGEDY will continue on to their co-headline European tour alongside fellow comedy metal icons and label mates NANOWAR OF STEEL, beginning April 18 in Southampton, UK. See below for all tour dates!

 

TRAGEDY: US Tour with Steel Panther and Crobot (as special guest)

02.24.23 – US: Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

02.25.23 – US: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

02.26.23 – US: Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre

02.28.23 – US: San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater

03.01.23 – US: Houston, TX – House Of Blues

03.03.23 – US: Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

03.04.23 – US: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

03.06.23 – US: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

03.08.23 – US: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

03.10.23 – US: Orlando FL – The Plaza Live

03.11.23 – US: St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

03.12.23 – US: Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

03.14.23 – US: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

03.16.23 – US: New York, NY – Irving Plaza

03.17.23 – US: Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre

03.18.23 – US: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

03.19.23 – US: Worcester, MA – The Palladium

03.21.23 – US: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

03.22.23 – US: Columbus, OH – The Bluestone

03.24.23 – US: Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

03.25.23 – US: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues

03.26.23 – US: Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre

03.28.23 – US: Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club Stage

03.29.23 – US: Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore

03.31.23 – US: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

04.01.23 – US: Denver, CO – The Fillmore

04.02.23 – US: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

04.04.23 – US: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

04.06.23 – US: West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

04.07.23 – US: West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

04.08.23 – US: San Diego, CA – House Of Blues

TRAGEDY: European Decimation co-headline tour w/ Nanowar of Steel

*TRAGEDY only (w/o Nanowar of Steel)

04.18.23 – UK: Southampton, 1865 *

04.19.23 – UK: Oxford, O2 Academy 2 *

04.20.23 – UK: Hull, The Welly Club

04.21.23 – UK: Carlisle, The Venue

04.22.23 – UK: Glasgow, Cathouse

04.23.23 – UK: Sheffield, O2 Academy 2

04.24.23 – UK: Newcastle, Think Tank

04.25.23 – UK: Liverpool, O2 Academy 2

04.26.23 – UK: Birmingham, IS2

04.27.23 – UK: London, O2 Academy Islington

04.28.23 – UK: Dorset, Teddy Rock Festival

04.29.23 – UK: Bristol, Thekla

04.30.23 – UK: Brighton, Patterns

05.02.23 – FR: Nantes, Ferrailleur

05.03.23 – FR: Paris, Petit Bain

05.04.23 – FR: Toulouse, Connexion Live

05.05.23 – ES: Barcelona, Sala Boveda

05.06.23 – ES: Madrid, Sala Revi Live

05.07.23 – PT: Lisbon, RCA Club

05.08.23 – ES: Murcia, Sala Garage Beat Club

05.09.23 – ES: Valencia, Sala Peter Rock

05.10.23 – ES: Portugalete (Bilbao), Sala Groove

05.11.23 – FR: Lyon, Rock’n Eat

TRAGEDY are:

Disco Mountain Man – vocals, keys

Mo’Royce Peterson – vocals, guitar

Andy Gibbous Waning – bass, vocals

Gibbon Ass Freehly – guitar, vocals, horns

The Infernal Demigibb – drums

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