By Connor Beach
Rock 'n' Roll legend Dee Snider will bring his intense blend of hard rock and heavy metal to Huntington when he takes the stage at The Paramount with opening acts Voices of Extreme and Killcode on Nov. 3.
Snider, 55, is a native of Long Island who attended Baldwin High School before joining the rock band Twisted Sister in 1976. He is best known for belting out the vocals to Twisted Sister’s most successful hits including “Leader of the Pack,” “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
Snider, whose heavy-metal inspired looks have calmed somewhat since Twisted Sister released its most successful album “Stay Hungry” in 1984, he still maintains the rebellious spirit of a rock star.
A community-minded Long Islander, Snider organized the Dee Snider’s Ride event 15 years ago to raise money for Long Island based charities. He hosted this year’s ride on Oct. 1 to benefit the Kings Park based charity Melissa’s Wish, which helps caregivers of people with catastrophic illnesses. Over 1,000 bikers rode from Lido Beach to Robert Moses Beach and back, raising nearly $75,000 for charity.
The Twisted Sister front man continues to be an active member of the music industry, and his Huntington show will feature both classics from Twisted Sister and music from his latest album “We Are The Ones.”
In addition to his touring schedule, Snider has also hosted the weekly heavy metal radio show “House of Hair” for the past eight years. The show is broadcast to metal-heads in more than 175 markets across the country.
Snider’s upcoming show will not be the first time that he has appeared on stage at The Paramount; Snider performed the Twisted Sister hit “I Wanna Rock” during a concert with the band LIT at the Huntington venue in 2012.
Doors open will open at 7 p.m. for the Friday, Nov. 3 show which starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$99.50 and are available at the box office or Paramountny.com.