Lita Ford, Stryper to headline Northampton's Gin Mill & Grille

Lita Ford.  (Gene Kirkland Photo)

Lita Ford. (Gene Kirkland Photo)

The blast of '80s nostalgia continues to blow through Northampton.

Christian metal veterans Stryper and Lita Ford are the latest acts to join the Gin Mill & Grille's fall lineup.

Stryper is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Northampton music venue. Ford is scheduled to perform Dec. 1. Tickets for each show cost $28.

Stryper's Grammy-nominated 1986 album To Hell with the Devil spawned the singles "Free" and "Honestly."

Prior to launching a successful solo career, Ford was a member of influential all-female rock group The Runaways. The band's ranks included singer-guitarist Joan Jett.

Ford is best known for the 1988 hit "Kiss Me Deadly" and her collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne on the power ballad "Close My Eyes Forever." Her most recent solo album is Time Capsule, which dropped in April.

Fellow metal-heads Quiet Riot on Thursday will headline the Gin Mill.