Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet has issued the following update on his forthcoming solo project:

“Look at the new solo project (record and book) as an extension of Stryper, not an exclusion of Stryper. I guarantee that those of you who love the Stryper sound will love this record! And, those of you who always wanted to know details of the history of the band will love this book!! I’m telling you, even if I had nothing to do with this record or book I’d still be waving the flag high. The worst part at this point is me having to retain myself from posting songs and/or chapters from the record and book. Dang, it’s hard! Good things come to those who wait and I’m trying to wait patiently.

Look for a release date soon and samples of both to follow. I’m counting the days and I’m really, really excited. I hope and pray that you are too :-)”

Stryper announced an upcoming tour, starting May 12 at the M3 Festival in Columbia, MD. Here’s the rest of the dates:
May 12 – Columbia, MD – M3 Festival
May 17 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
May 18 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
May 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino
May 24 – New York, NY – BB Kings
May 25 – Foxborough, MA – Showcase Live
May 26 – West Greenwich, RI – Rock Junction
Jun. 1 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Jun. 2 – Casper, WY – Oasis Venue
Jun. 3 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jul. 6 – Risoya, Norway – Seaside Festival
Jul. 7 – Halmstad, Sweden – Gullbranna Festival
Jul. 28 – Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam