World-Famous Tribute Icons TRAGEDY Reveal Metallic Cover of Disco Anthem, “I Will Survive”


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World-Famous Tribute Icons TRAGEDY Reveal Metallic Cover of Disco Anthem, “I Will Survive”

Watch the New Video HERE

New Album, I Am Woman, out March 3, 2023 via Napalm Records

On Tour in 2023: Supporting Steel Panther & Crobot in the USA
+ Co-Headlining with Nanowar of Steel in the UK & Europe

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[photo credit: ireallyhopeyouwin]

New York City tribute masters TRAGEDY will release their upcoming full-length album, I Am Woman, this Friday, 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.

What better way for the inventors of “disco metal” to ring in their new album and tour than by revealing a metallic cover of one of the greatest disco anthems of all time? That’s right – as they continue on their current USA tour with Steel Panther and Crobot and prepare to drop I Am Woman, TRAGEDY brings fans a campy, charging cover of Gloria Gaynor’s hit track “I Will Survive”! Evoking the spirit of Queen with soaring choral harmonies before landing with an 80s metal twist, the track boasts fun electric riffage and blazing solos!

TRAGEDY says about “I Will Survive”:
“Here, we deconstruct this iconic disco anthem, and dig deep into the fear and rage lingering under the surface of the original. In the video, the Greek chorus, Mo’Royce and his dancer alter-ego tell the story of emerging from a toxic relationship and learning how to thrive as a strong, independent spirit. It embodies the album’s theme – inhabiting each other’s stories while turning sweet disco into hot, molten metal.”

Watch the official music video for “I Will Survive” HERE:

And Watch “Venus” HERE:

And “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 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. 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)

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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 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 is available for pre-order in the following configurations:
-CD Digisleeve
-1LP Gatefold SILVER
-Digital Album

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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

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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 EatTRAGEDY 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

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