Landing in 1989 with all the subtlety of a meteorite, the Hollywood, CA based band quickly rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to multiplatinum selling, chart-topping levels of success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced the radio and MTV hits “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and “Heaven”, which became truly inescapable. “Heaven” soared to gold sales and the album eventually sold over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe in support of the album, performing 262 shows and closed the year with a platinum selling home video release.
Their sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990 and launched Warrant into the stratosphere. The album, which spawned the massive MTV & radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red”, went on to sell 3 million copies in the U.S. as well as achieving platinum success in Canada and Australia. The band hit the road hard again and played 200 shows, finishing the tour headlining outdoor sheds all over America and ended up being one of the top grossing touring acts of 1991.