Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: KISS And Mötley Crüe - Kings Of Rock


Monumental excess. I think those 2 words best describe "The Tour" featuring legendary rock acts KISS and Mötley Crüe which rolled into Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Monday night for a co-headlining bill. The kings of rock pageantry combined forces for an unlikely tour this Summer and delivered all of the thrills, hits and pyro you would expect from bands with more than 60 combined years on the road. The crowd was a sea of painted KISS faces and Crüe t-shirts from the past 3 decades and from the opening notes, they were certainly ready for a rock show. And a big, loud rock show is what they most definitely received.

As a large clock behind the stage counted down the arrival of Mötley Crüe, the anticipation in the venue was palpable. When the clock struck zero, large robed stilt walkers took the stage with an ominous intro. Shortly after, the band made their way to the stage with a mini-parade through the crowd flanked by scantily clad women on shoulders carrying flags emblazoned with the bold MC. Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick entered to a kings welcome and they came exploding out of the gate with big energy of "Saints of Los Angeles", "Wild Side" and "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" without taking their foot off the gas pedal. From spandex wearing backup singers to pyro to water cannons and explosions, the set was just what you would hope to get from Crüe, a night filled with sex and hair metal we all remember and can sing along with.

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