Fan-filmed video footage of STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet performing an acoustic version of the BON JOVI classic “Livin’ On A Prayer” on December 12 at Spire Center for the Performing Arts in Plymouth, Massachusetts can be seen below. While introducing the track, Sweet called it “the greatest song ever written about prayer.”
Sweet’s next solo album is tentatively due in April/May 2016 via Rat Pak Records. The CD, which Michael promises will be his “best to date,” will feature Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) on drums.
Sweet’s latest solo album, “I’m Not Your Suicide”, sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 154 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Sweet has endured heartbreaking tribulations throughout his life and career, including the 2009 passing of his wife of more than 22 years, Kyle. In 2010, Sweet remarried to Lisa Champagne-Sweet, a woman he describes as “a Godsend and the one who fits perfectly by my side.”
Sweet continues to record and tour with STRYPER, as well as touring and recording as a solo artist.