Jani Lane is no longer singing “Cherry Pie”, but his spirit lives on as Warrant continues to not only tour, but to record new music. Lane was the lead singer and lead songwriter, developing the inspiring sentimental ballads and rock anthems for which the band is ultimately known. Warrant tickets in 2012 pair them with bands like Firehouse, Trixter, Lordz of Rock, and Skid Row. These are bands that remember Lane fondly during what is aptly entitled the Cherry Pie Tour.
This is a tour named after the former lead singer’s most enduring song, this time sung by Robert Mason. Two of the four founding members remain on the band’s ledger: rhythm and lead guitarist Erik Turner and bass guitarist Jerry Dixon. Drummer Steven Sweet and lead and rhythm guitarist Joey Allen joined the group within three years of the beginning. These five served a very public memorial with the Rockaholic Tour and continued in 2012 with the Cherry Pie Tour.
Warrant has not announced any definite future plans but it has been made clear the band has every intention to do much more than just tour indefinitely and live on the coattails of the followed comrade. The rock band will add a 10th studio album soon enough. Hopefully there will be new inspiration to match the offerings of the aforementioned “Cherry Pie” and the albums Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, Cherry Pie, and Dog Eat Dog. These albums all went at least gold. The platinum offerings have proved compelling and long-lasting enough to keep the group going even after losing its original creative director.
In addition to a myriad of studio albums, live albums, and compilation albums and Warrant tickets for live performances, the glam rock band also offers a limited addition Cabernet Sauvignon autographed by the band. This may not be the very best thing to bring to a show, but it is something of which may be best consumed when sitting back and listening to one of these albums and remembering the good times.