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Update: 6-9-18

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Update: 12-10-19

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Update: 10-1-20

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Update: 10-9-20 

My personal condolences on the passing of Eddie Van Halen to his loved ones, band mates, friends and fans.  As a musician, everyone knows he was simply remarkable and ahead of his time.  He forced other guitar players to try to keep up with his virtuosity and frustrated the rest who couldn’t at that point in time and beyond.  There will never be anyone quite like him.  A true innovator.  A leader.  The best of the best.

 
His passing hit me particularly hard because (among other things) we go all the way back to the mid-seventies club days together.  Before they made their first record our bands often played together.  I remember playing with them when they were a cover band with just a few originals.  My band opened for them when they played the Starwood and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley came to see them play.  We all knew how special Eddie Van Halen and his band were.  Even then they were absolutely amazing.  I remember thinking (as I watched them perform back in the day), “If these guys can’t make it, no one in this town can.”  They were that good, they had it all.  I was also there the night they played the Whisky and executives from Warner Brothers walked in to see them – two or three songs into their set.  I knew right then and there it was a done deal for them.  A few weeks later, rumors started going around that Van Halen had signed to Warner Brothers.  (Ironically, we were direct support for them on one of their last shows ever at Rock USA in 2013.)  So, Van Halen getting their record deal back then gave all the other local bands hope…hope that we could also get a chance to prove ourselves worthy someday.

 
Eddie Van Halen and his band were the ones that spearheaded that movement and opened the door for all the other rock bands getting signed from L.A. / Hollywood.  They were the reason so many bands came from across the nation and even the world to try to make it in L.A.  And the rest was history…  Eddie Van Halen and his band were the forerunners of an entire movement in rock music.  There is an immeasurable debt of gratitude owed to what he and his band accomplished for the genre.  They will always be revered for that accomplishment.  I can’t imagine what the rock world would have been like without Van Halen at the forefront of that movement.  God bless him.

 
Thank you, Eddie.  You will be sorely missed.  RIP    

Update: 7-6-20

FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR FANS AND THOSE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF RATT CONCERTS, SHOWS SCHEDULED FOR THE 2020 CALENDAR WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021.

Update: 6-23-20

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Update: 6-23-20

Upcoming Ratt Dates -

February 22 - Sugar Creek Casino - Hinton, OK

PLEASE NOTE - FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT VISIT THIS SITE FROM TIME TO TIME - DUE TO COVID-19 OUR TOUR DATES FOR THIS YEAR HAVE UNFORTUNATELY EITHER BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF RESCHEDULING. I WILL UPDATE YOU PROMPTLY. I'M SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

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Update: 6-19-19

Upcoming Ratt Dates -

May 4 - Domination Festival - Mexico City, Mexico

May 11 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Biloxi, MS

May 17 - Wildflower Festival - Richardson, TX

June 8 - MotorCity Harley-Davidson - Farmington Hills, MI

June 28 - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort - Miami, OK

June 29 - Funtastic Fourth - Big Spring, TX

July 3 - Westchester County Center - White Plains, NY

July 5 - Skyloft Albany - Albany, NY

July 6 - The Cabot - Beverly, MA

July 11 - Hair In The Fair - Welland, Canada (Event cancelled by promoter.)

July 12 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ

July 13 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA

July 19 - Manchester Music Hall - Lexington, KY

July 26 - Lorain County Speedway - Elyria, OH (Event cancelled by promoter.)

August 2 - Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA

August 3 - Wyoming's Big Show - Rock Springs, WY

August 10 - Hollywood Casino Amp - Maryland Heights, MO

August 17 - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center - El Paso, TX

September 13 - One Centre Square - Easton, PA

September 14 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City, NJ

September 21 - The Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag's - Big Flats, NY

October 4 - Grand Casino Hotel & Resort - Shawnee, OK

October 20 - Fronterizo Fest III - Tijuana, Mexico

October 25 - The Rose - Pasadena, CA

October 26 - The Canyon Santa Clarita - Santa Clarita, CA

November 1 - Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA

November 2 - The Canyon Montclair - Montclair, CA

November 9 - 7 Clans First Counsil Casino Hotel - Newkirk, OK

December 12 - The Showplace Theater - Buffalo, NY

December 13 - Wally's Pub - Hampton, NH

December 14 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT

December 16 - Six String Grill & Stage - Foxborough, MA

December 17 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille - Warrendale, PA

December 19 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY

December 20 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ

December 21 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA

December 22 - The Beacon Theater Hopewell - Hopewell, PA

December 27 - Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL

December 28 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

December 29 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH

December 30 - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Mount Pleasant, MI

THANK YOU RATT FANS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Update: 1-8-19

Positive Grid

Update: 4-17-18

For bookings contact: Andrew Goodfriend TKO - NEW YORK: info@tkoco.com (914) 346-8938

Update: 6-26-18

July 7 - Kansas Star Casino - Mulvane, KS

July 13 - The Pacific Amphitheatre - Costa Mesa, CA

August 24 - Idaho Rockfest - Idaho Falls, ID (Event cancelled by promoter.)

September 22 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH

September 26 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY

September 28 - The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ

September 29 - Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas, NV

October 5 - Arcada Theatre - St Charles, IL

October 6 - Little River Casino Resort and Hotel - Manistee, MI

October 12 - House of Blues Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL

October 13 - Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX

October 15 - House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX

October 17 - Arkansas State Fair - Little Rock, AR

October 25 - Coeur D'Alene Casino - Worley, ID

THANK YOU RATT FANS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Update: 11-14-16

Robbin Crosby - Late Interview

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Update: 11-29-16

EDDIE TRUNK EXCLUSIVE: CROUCIER, DEMARTINI AND PEARCY WIN THE RIGHTS TO THE RATT NAME OVER BLOTZER, EXPECT TOUR DATES SOON

Update: 9-30-16

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Update: 8-4-16

Today marks one year since we introduced our band.  It has been a labor of love and an adventure!  We are very grateful to our fans and the positive response from those that have come out to our shows.  We’ve been working hard to give you the very best we can, and will continue to do so.  Thank you!

Update: 10-14-15

Below are some videos from our first show. Special thanks go out to our friends at The Token Lounge, especially John (the club owner/sound engineer) and George Pogacich (the exceptional videographer). Enjoy!

In Your Direction

Nobody Rides For Free

Wanted Man

Update: 8-4-15
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER FORMS NEW GROUP

August 4, 2015

Los Angeles – Juan Croucier (RATT), Pete Holmes (Black N’ Blue), Mike Moore and Toni Aleman have formed a new group.  They will be performing as, RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER.  The band will be playing songs from the RATT catalog, exclusively. 

Having solidified the core of the band (lead vocals, bass and drums), Juan and Pete set out to find the right guitar players for the group.  After extensive auditions resulting from hundreds of submissions, they found two very talented guitar players in Mike Moore and Toni Aleman.  Sharing the same passion, commitment and vision, they have been diligently rehearsing a set of over eighteen songs.  “We have left no stone unturned.  We’ve been working long and hard.  It’s all about the live show.  We take this very seriously.  Mike and Toni are simply killing it!  There is a unique chemistry between the members of this band that is often so illusive.  Our attention to detail has culminated in a fresh, energetic and modern twist on Ratt’s classic catalog of songs.  I believe that anyone who loves Ratt will really enjoy this band too.  I can’t wait to get out there and bring it to the people, after all they are the ultimate judges of our art,” says Croucier.

The band will begin performing in September and is currently booking additional shows. 

For updates please visit: www.rattsjuancroucier.com

For booking information contact: Andrew Goodfriend TKO - NEW YORK E-mail: info@tkoco.com Phone: (914) 346-8938

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Update: 8-17-15

New shows added: www.rattsjuancroucier.com

HOB

Update: 2-11-14 Juan@HOB Anaheim 1-23-14

Update: 7-25-15

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Update 5-21-15

GUITAR PLAYERS:

A BIG THANK YOU! TO ALL THE GUITAR PLAYERS THAT AUDITIONED -- YOU ARE ALL TRULY AWESOME!

Update: 8-12-13

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Update: 5-10-12  Ratt to Perform With Bassist Juan Croucier on May 12.  Ratt's performance will be broadcast live on HDNet.

Update: 9-7-11

 Peavey

Dirty Rats are: Pete Holmes, Juan Croucier and TBA.

Update: 2-28-11  New interview on Guitar International.

Update: 2-14-11  Ratt "Behind The Music," on the Videos page. 

Update: 1-23-11  Video of Robbin Crosby and I playing at the Troubadour 2000-ish with the Ratt tribute band here.  Update: 4-13-11  This is the last time Robbin and I played together and as far as I know the last time he ever played live before he left us. 

Update: 8-8-10  HARDROCK ALLSTARS WEBSITE

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7-7-10  The song; Love Doesn't Change is now on my-myspace click here.

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5-30-10  Dirty Rats 2009 Tour Shirts now available at The Cellar Store


 

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