Disco Metal Tribute Band TRAGEDY To Release New Album, ‘I Am Woman’ In March 2023!

New York City-based tribute band and originator of disco metal, TRAGEDY have announced their upcoming new album entitled, I Am Woman! The album is set for release on March 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. Along with the announcement, the band has released the first single, a cover of “Venus”, which you can check out below with more details.

From The Press Release

TRAGEDY – one of New York City’s most famous tribute bands and the undisputed inventors of “disco metal” – 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’, out March 3, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Flipping the script on sleaze rock tropes, with ‘I Am Woman’TRAGEDY pay tribute to the most powerful force in their lives, as allies celebrating womanhood in all forms on 14 newly-recorded, reinvented disco and soft rock anthems of power, freedom, feeling and fun. 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.

The band kicks things into high gear today with the album’s first single – a swinging glam metal rendition of the legendary anthem Venus” – alongside a fantastic video featuring appearances by bohemian NYC legends such as Tammy Fae Starlite, Anna Copa Cabanna and Crystal Durant… and tons of bananas!

Watch the bananas official music video for Venus HERE

Frontman Mo’Royce Peterson says about Venus:

“Venus. The goddess of beauty, love and gardening – all areas where TRAGEDY shines like no other band. Originally done by Shocking Blue and Bananarama, the song explores how we all have our own personal goddess of beauty and love – someone who excites and inspires us like no other. Our version is chock full of MTV-era references, will get your head bangin’, your hips shakin’, and put a knowing smile on your face.”

Having introduced their raucous trademark stage show to audiences in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and beyond, and releasing several albums of metalized 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.

…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)

On ‘I Am Woman’TRAGEDY turn the energy up to 11 with recharged dancehall favorites like Le FreakRespect (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!

Frontman Mo’Royce Peterson adds:

“On ‘I Am Woman’, we find the inner-metal in disco and soft rock classics made famous by women. TRAGEDY’s concept has always been to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, inverting the yin and the yang. Here, we honor, celebrate and explore various themes of womanhood.”

Pre-Order ‘I Am Woman’ HERE

I Am Woman track listing:

  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 is set to tour the world in 2023!

First, the band will provide support to Steel Panther and Crobot on their newly announced US tour, beginning February 24 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the US tour go on sale this Friday, December 9 at 10:00AM local time.

About a week later, TRAGEDY will kick off a co-headline European tour with fellow comedy metal icons and labelmates NANOWAR OF STEEL, beginning April 18 in Southampton, UK. Tickets for the UK & European tour are on sale now! See below for all tour dates and check local venue listings for more information.

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 is:

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

The Lord Gibbeth – drums

About Michael Juvinall (6414 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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