DV8, John Waite, and Night Ranger rocked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium in Florence, KY Saturday Night. Cincinnati’s favorite rockers DV8 opened the show on the main concourse stage, and provide an excellent set of classic tunes including Aerosmith, Boston, Shooting Star, Styx, and more recent songs from Kid Rock, Evanescence, Shinedown & many more. DV8 did a great job warming up the growing crowd at UCMC Stadium.
John Waite took the stage around 7:30 P.M. and dished out a great set of songs from his outstanding career with The Baby’s, Bad English and more.It was great to hear so many of Waite’s songs that I never got to hear live. John Waite’s voice is in fine shape. His voice hasn’t changed at all over the years. The great surprise of the night was seeing Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Pretty Boy Floyd) playing guitar for Waite’s band. Kelli got a chance to shine with a killer guitar solo, and really added a heavy & rocking flair to John Waite’s songs. John Waite’s set list included the songs, “Change”, “Missing You”, “Back On My Feet Again”, and “Best of What I Got”. John’s encore feature an A cappella version of “When I See You Smile”, and a rocking cover of “Whole Lotta Love”.
Over the last couple of years, the one band that has become a must see act for me is Night Ranger. Each and every time I see Night Ranger live, the band delivers an energetic set of outstanding tunes. Saturday night was no different. From the first moment Night Ranger took the stage, they owned the night. Brad Gillis, Joel Hoekstra and Jack Blades impressed me with their guitar acrobatics. Gillis and Hoekstra were absolutely killing it Saturday Night. They might just be one of the best guitar tandems in rock and roll today.
Of course I can’t talk about Night Ranger, without mentioning Jack Blades & Kelly Keagy. Both Jack & Kelly are such tremendous vocal talents. It is rare that a band has not one, but two exceptional singers. Night Ranger plays up to those strengths in all of their songs.
Night Ranger’s set included the songs “Lay It On Me”, “Sing Me Away”, “Four In The Morning”, “Coming of Age” (Damn Yankees), “Crazy Train” (Ozzy Osbourne), “Growing Up In California”, “Rumours In The Air”, “Secret of My Success”, “Sentimental Street”, an extremely rocking version of “Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight”, “High Enough” (Damn Yankees), “Boys of Summer” (Don Henley), “When You Close Your Eyes”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and an encore of “Sister Christian” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America”.
Night Ranger’s show was an absolute blast, and my only disappointment is I will have to wait several months to see them play again. Don’t miss Night Ranger if they come to your town. You can check out Night Ranger’s 2013 tour dates here!
NYC’s guitar-driven, anthemic Rock band EVE TO ADAM ups-the-ante with their new, game-changing release LOCKED & LOADED (3-For-5/MRI/Sony Red) available September 17 and new single “IMMORTAL” hitting radio on September 24. “IMMORTAL” was co-written and produced by Dave Bassett (Halestorm, Shinedown) and is currently featured on Tunes “New & Noteworthy.“ The epic anthem, which is highly cinematic in tone, is a tribute to heroic legacies.
Comments Eve To Adam frontman Taki Sassaris: “Immortal is dedicated to those whose accomplishments and influence will last way beyond their living years. It’s about those people that everybody else wants to emulate and strives to be like.”
The track first premiered on Artist Direct, who says“The song is a grungey, dark, moody track. We love it. You will, too.”
Loudwire is premiering the album stream of Locked & Loaded which will run through September 17 at www.loudwire.com.
Screamer Magazine says: “If you are a fan of melodic, indie style hard rock (sorry, no growler vocals or slick, corporate rock here) you need to get this album (Locked & Loaded). As in, right now…”
Eve To Adam, who has long been known as one of the hardest working, dedicated and resilient bands in Modern Rock, is upping their game. As an arena and stadium level act positioned for global recognition, Eve To Adam has performed with Motley Crue, Daughtry, Chevelle, POD, Hinder and Halestorm among others.
For Locked & Loaded, the band has enlisted top notch writer/producers including Dave Bassett, who was involved in Halestorm’s GRAMMY-win for “Best Hard Rock Performance” as co-writer of “Love Bites (So Do I)”; Eric Bass (Shinedown) and Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Alter Bridge). The results of this power-trio/synthesis is a strong, cohesive and well-received work that stretches limitations and stands the test of time. The songwriting and production represents the bands strongest and most versatile effort to date, pushing into new territory with influences ranging from heavy metal to electronica, industrial rock and pop.
Comments Dave Bassett: “Eve To Adam are on a mission to reclaim real, Rock `n Roll. The grit, the power, the danger…it’s all there with these guys and it was an amazing experience collaborating with them to bring the energy of their live show into the studio. To put it simply, they are poised to explode”
Adds Eric Bass: “From beat one, Eve To Adam’s `Locked & Loaded’ commands attention. If raw talent, good songs, and dogged determination is what is needed to save Rock `N Roll, then these guys are leading from the front! I’m proud to have worked on this record.”
Eve To Adam will appear on Artie Lang Show on September 20; Nikki Sixx’s nationally syndicated Sixx Sense Radio program October 15/17, Modern Drummer Vlog and Track-By-Track (September 17 – launch week) and Music Choice are on board.
Eve To Adam, who count legendary, GRAMMY-winning songwriter Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Katy Perry, KISS, Bon Jovi) is an early mentor, are: Taki Sassaris (frontman/vocalist); Gaurav Bali (lead guitar); Alex Sassaris (drums); Luis Espaillat (bassist/backing vocalist) and Adam Latiff (formerly with Puddle of Mudd) is the newest member, as touring rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist.
The band just wrapped the Highway Robbery Tour with Texas Hippie Coalition in support of its Active Rock charting single “Straitjacket Supermodel.” Prior to that, Eve To Adam toured on the Jagermeister Presents bill with Halestorm and In This Moment, preceded by both legs of Creed’s national tour. The band continues to generate multiple media impressions, in addition to a sizable spike in their social media fanbase, with over 118, 258 likes on Facebook to date.
Locked & Loaded Track Listing
Locked & Loaded
What Would You Kill?
With The Truth
Shut Out The World
Locked & Loaded (new album available September 17)
“Immortal” (new single hits radio September 24)
Upcoming tour dates:
9/23 Minot, ND O’riginal Bar & Nightclub
9/25 Merriam, KS Aftershock
9/26 Rockford, IL District
9/28 Omaha, NE Shamrock’s Pub & Grill
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