Saturday Night, Motley Crue front man, Vince Neil brought his solo tour to the Queen City.
His solo band features Dana Strum and Jeff Blando from Slaughter, and a drummer (whose name I could not catch during the show).
I was hopeful that Vince would perform some of his solo material off of his discs, Exposed and Carved in Stone. On this night, he did not. He did however play a set full of blistering hot Motley Crue tunes. Vince was in full form last night, and had the crowd of 300 + completely pumped up.
A portion of the set list included Livewire, Red Hot, Girls Girls Girls, Looks That Kill, Helter Skelter, and Wildside.
The rest of the band did a Zeppelin and Black Sabbath cover while Vince was taking a small breather.
As a whole this was a great night of Motley Crue tunes. The whole crowd was singing along with ever song, and the Vince was feeding off of the crowd’s energy. It was a great night of Rock and Roll and a well spent $20.00. Do not miss Vince if he comes to your town. He has several more dates were he will be performing live.
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“Just in Time for Independence Day, Velvet Revolver is bringing you some new tunes to crank up at your 4th of July Celebrations!”
‘The feel, the energy of Libertad is about the eternal struggle for freedom — personal and social freedoms.”
So says Velvet Revolver’s frontman Scott Weiland in describing the band’s forthcoming album Libertad, scheduled for release July 3 on RCA Records. It will be preceded by the track “She Builds Quick Machines.”
“Libertad has soul,” Weiland continued. “What we’re trying to say on a musical and lyrical level is clearer this time. The songs may have started out being very personal but they took on a more universal truth as they were nurtured by the five-headed beast that is Velvet Revolver.”
The band is Scott Weiland (lead vocals), Slash (guitars), Dave Kushner (guitars), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). The members each bring a wealth of rock history to the band: Weiland fronted Stone Temple Pilots and Slash, McKagan and Sorum were the heart of Guns N’ Roses. Kushner, formerly of Wasted Youth, was in McKagan’s band Loaded.
The songs took on a life of their own in pursuit of groove. When it was nearly done, we realized the idea of freedom kept coming up. Serendipity hit when Duff came to a session wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with ‘Libertad’ and Slash found a coin struck with ‘Libertad’. It all added up to naming the album Libertad—which is Spanish for freedom.”
Produced by Brendan O’Brien, Libertad is the follow-up to Contraband, VR’s debut album, released in June 2004, which earned three million in sales worldwide, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #1 and was awarded a Grammy for the lead track, “Slither.”
“O’Brien really helped us challenge ourselves on a musical level. Libertad definitely rocks, but there are a lot more textures and everyone really raised the bar on their skills. It just goes places the first album didn’t go.”
Between Contraband and Libertad, Velvet Revolver toured the world and supported each other through personal struggles, becoming even more tightly bonded as brothers-in-arms. “We toured for two years and got really close in the making of this album.”
The road warriors will spend June on tour in Europe with an emphasis on festival appearances, followed by a Canadian swing, and a big American tour at the end of the summer.
Check the band’s website for the latest tour updates: www.velvetrevolver.com.
08.05.07 Pimlico Race Course Baltimore, MD
08.06.07 Turning Stone Casino Verona, NY
08.08.07 Buffalo Chip Campground Sturgis, SD
08.11.07 Bell Centre Montreal, QC
08.12.07 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
08.14.07 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA
08.16.07 Darien Lake Perf Arts Center Darien, NY
08.17.07 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
08.18.07 Nikon at Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
08.20.07 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Camden, NJ
08.21.07 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
08.23.07 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga, NY
08.24.07 Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA
08.27.07 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
08.28.07 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
08.29.07 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN