Doro Pesch has been a permanent fixture on the metal scene since the mid 80’s. She recorder four albums with German metalers Warlock between 1984-87 to later continue under her own name releasing 12 more albums to the day. Despite band’s many personal changes, Doro remained active throughout the years, touring with many of scene’s legends (Dio, Judas Priest, Scorpios, Megadeth, W.A.S.P.) In the early 2000’s fans and internet community started refer to Doro as Metal Queen a moniker she earned with years of hard work and uninterrupted career.
Current ‘Strong and Proud’ 30th anniversary North American tour, is scheduled for nine shows. Doro is planning to come back in spring of 2015 for additional dates. NYC show included very long 23-song set spanning Warlock & Doro favorites as well as few Priest and Dio classic.
Special guests included Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Jean Beauvoir (Crown of Thorns, ex-Plasmatics), Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Savatage), Leather Leone (ex-Rude Girl, Chastain), Jeff Waters (Annihilator) and Veronica Freeman (Benedictum).
Here is the extended photo-reportage from the night.