Wow!!! That would be the first word that comes to mind after seeing Stryper in Oklahoma City at the Diamond Ballroom on 6/30/16. It has been a long time since Stryper has been in Oklahoma City. I heard someone say it has been 25 years, though I am not sure if it has been that long or not. All I know is that when this show was announced almost 6 months ago, we couldn’t wait for June.
Rumor had it the Michael Sweet was feeling a little under the weather prior to the show. You would never have been able to tell by the performance he gave. His vocals were spot on and his energy level on stage was top notch. There were many “WOW” moments when he hit those high notes. Robert, Oz, and Tim more than delivered for this show. Having only seen Stryper 1 time prior to this show, I was very excited to get to see them again. Now I can’t wait until September to see them again at the Farm Rock 80’s Festival in Tulsa.
While this particular tour may be over and the band is surely enjoying a little bit of down time with their families, they won’t be resting for long. Very soon they are set to begin their 30th Anniversary “To Hell With The Devil” Tour. For this tour they will be bringing back their special yellow and black costumes. It will be worth the time and money to check out that tour.
Please check out their website at www.stryper.com for tour dates, merch store, and all things Stryper. Go give their Facebook page a like as well. Michael Sweet likes the new Facebook Live feature and his videos on there were very entertaining. It was awesome to get a little behind the scenes action from him via Facebook.