Chris Jericho is returning to the UK this year but he won’t be flanked by his Inner Circle brothers, instead Jericho’s band Fozzy will be performing as part of their Save The World tour.
Jericho had teased over the weekend that the band had some news for their UK followers with the announcement of their tour dates. The band will be playing ten UK dates as well as one in the Republic of Ireland, kicking off this leg of their tour on the 30th of November.
Kicking off at the Club Academy in Manchester, the band will also play in Newcastle and Glasgow on the 1st and 2nd of December before heading across the Irish Sea. The 4th of December sees Fozzy take the stage in Dublin before heading north to Belfast on the 5th. Those dates are followed by three consecutive nights at Chester, Birmingham, and Bournemouth respectively. The group’s one Welsh date follows on the 10th of December in Swansea before playing on the 11th in Nottingham and wrapping up in London on the 12th of December.
Fozzy will play summer dates in the US before their Save The World Tour kicks off in earnest on September 2nd in Columbus, Ohio. The band will play seventeen dates in September before continuing the tour in the south-eastern US in October.
— FOZZY (@FOZZYROCK) June 21, 2021
Chris Jericho was due to be in the UK in 2020 but for wrestling rather than rock ‘n’ roll reasons. AEW President Tony Khan has gone on record as saying originally 2020’s Fyter Fest event was due to take place in London before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and plans were forced to change.
At that event, which was held on a closed set at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, Jericho defeated Orange Cassidy in one-on-one competition. The original main event was set to be Brian Cage challenging Jon Moxley for the AEW Title but this had to be postponed due to Moxley’s wife, Renee Paquette, testing positive for COVID-19.
All Elite Wrestling fans in the UK will be hoping to see Jericho in action on those shores as soon as practical but for now seeing Fozzy might be the only way to sing along to Judas in person with ‘Le Champion.’