The Ells shows that Steve Perry played this week did not mark his comeback.  That was on January 18, 2014 when Steve showed up at the Guitar Center Drum Off and was interviewed on the red carpet by Thomas Lang from stOrk and then performed later in the show with the Average White Band where he played drums and played “Pick Up The Pieces”.

And here’s a guy with a Mercyful Fate t-shirt at the event:

Steve Perry and a Mercyful Fate fan at the Drum Off.