Erik Turner is the founding member and guitarist for WARRANT an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced Radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and the massive hit “Heaven” which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed Gold sales and the Album went Platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe performing 262 shows in support of DRFSR and closed the year with a Platinum Home Video.
WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. The band played 200 shows in support of Cherry Pie and finished the tour headlining sheds all over the USA and ended up being one of the top grossing tours of 1991. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II.
WARRANT’s signature style of rock music is very catchy and yet very melodic and remains the band’s signature sound today. In September 2008, Robert Mason replaced Jani Lane (RIP) as lead vocalist joining the other four original members, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen and Erik Turner. Their current album Louder Harder Faster (May ’17), released on Frontiers Records and produced by Jeff Pilson, has been highly regarded in reviews and embraced by music fans around the world.
WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD Louder Harder Faster. 175 + shows so far and counting. The band is fired up and tighter than every musically! WARRANT can’t wait to play all the hits fans know & love!
Their social media fan base is growing daily on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. www.WarrantRocks.com
“I was first introduced to Hughes and Kettner amps by my lifelong friend and bandmate Joey Allen. I was blown away by the tones and versatility of the amplifiers. I used the amplifiers on our last three studio albums, as well as playing them on tour for the last 15 years. Heavenly clean tones to the warmest of crunch and bombastic high gain lead all in one very musical amplifier, the Hughes & Kettner technology behind the tones is second to none! Thank You team HnK !”