When your expectations are too high for anything you always get disappointed. Well, I couldn’t have any higher expectation about THE TOUR featuring MOTLEY CRUE and KISS and it didn’t disappointed me.
First of all it’s remarkable to talk about the opener band: The Treatment. It’s a UK band that really showed how to kick ass and pulled a straight no bullshit rock act. They sounded like a mix between UFO, Thin Lizzy and Def Leppard. If anyone has a chance go see them. It’s a TripperRecomendation.
Motley Crue from the entrance made the big impact, having a clock on the screen of the stage till they came out and started their setlist with Saints of Los Angeles. After the first song Vince Neil introduced his new boots that he has to use because of the injury he suffered a few days ago.
The show had everything you expect on a Motley Crue concert: Girls dancing and flying around, lots of lights, Tommy’s Rollercoaster, Blood Buckets, and insane fireworks. Definitely one of the best stage the band have ever had.
The new song SEX was an instant hit with Camden’s crowd. Many were singing along the chorus and headbanging during the song. After their new hit they continued doing their classics as Don’t Go Away Mad, their obligatory power ballad Home Sweet Home, and at the end of the show it couldn’t miss their three biggest songs: Dr. Feelgood, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Kickstart My Heart.
You can easily notice that Vince Neil have a big problem getting to sing his songs he made 30 years ago. His voice is getting rough and for some fast paced singing he avoids some of the lyrics.
Tommy Lee did his famous Rollercoaster Drum Solo. Seriously is amazing what Tommy does, but not musically. The solo was playing drums behind some Dubstep music and finished with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Roller Coaster. The only impressive thing about it is how he plays upside down. Instead of Tommy Lee Drum Solo they should called that act the Tommy Lee Drum Show.
Anyway, the show was great and delivered to the fans what they wanted to see.
MOTLEY CRUE SET LIST
- Saints of Los Angeles
- Wild Side
- Shout at the Devil
- Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
- Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
- Home Sweet Home
- THE TOMMY LEE SHOW (ROLLERCOASTER DRUM SOLO)
- Guitar Solo
- Live Wire
- Primal Scream
- Dr. Feelgood
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- Kickstart My Heart
Kiss came down from a riser with the sound of Detroit Rock City following by Shout It Out Loud. By then they had their massive screen with the KISS Logo on lights. After I Love It Loud, Gene came out with his sword in flames to make his classic fire spitting trick.
Since the new Kiss album, Monster, is coming to the stores in a couple of weeks, Paul didn’t wasted time and promoted his album and playing their new single, Hell or Hallelujah. Later on, Tommy “Ace’d” the show shooting some fire from his guitar and performed Shock me, which is an Ace Frehley song. At the end of the song Tommy and Eric jammed.
The band continued doing their signature show that includes the blood spit of gene, him flying and playing God of Thunder from atop the rafters, Paul Flying across the crowd and playing in a back of the seating area solo stage, and you know the show is over when Paul smashes his guitar. It is pretty much the same show they have been performing since the 70s.
Because it was one of the final dates of the tour they played Strutter at the encore which was a surprise because that song was a big miss in the whole tour. Then the big celebration with confetti falling all over the crowd ended the show with Rock and Roll all Nite.
Having such a big band supporting like Motley Crue doesn’t gives Kiss the time to play most of everybody’s favorites like Deuce, Beth, Calling Dr Love, I Was Made For Loving You, and many more that you can think about. It was still one hell of a concert and cant wait for the next tour of both bands.
People wanted the best and they got the best.
KISS SET LIST
- Detroit Rock City
- Shout It Out Loud
- I Love It Loud
- Firehouse (Gene spits fire)
- Hell or Hallelujah
- War Machine
- Shock Me (Tommy and Eric jam)
- Bass Solo (Gene spits blood and flies)
- God of Thunder(Gene plays from atop the rafters)
- Love Gun (Paul on solo stage at rear of seating area)
- Lick It Up (Won’t Get Fooled Again … more)
- Black Diamond(with short Paul guitar solo)
- Rock and Roll All Nite
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer says the band’s next album is shaping up as more “riff-oriented” and slightly heavier than 2009’s Sonic Boom. Speaking to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania’s The Express-Times, Thayer also revealed that Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company have already cut eight songs for the forthcoming disc.
“It’s going phenomenally,” said Thayer. “We’ve been in the studio for several weeks. This is definitely some of the best stuff KISS has ever recorded.”
Thayer, who still considers himself the “new guy” in the band, went on to say the album will mark another step in KISS’s effort to recapture their vintage sound. “The idea [with Sonic Boom] was to create a classic KISS record going back to the roots of the early records, and really try and capture that vibe,” he said. “I think we did and then some. On this record, we’re taking that to the next step.”
The yet-to-be-titled album is tentatively slated for release in early 2012. KISS is currently in the middle of a North American summer tour.