Just witnessed your
best live gig?.. send us a review!
AIRBOURNE Hammersmith Apollo, London
1 April 2010
rolling thunder and pouring rain in the capital early this evening, but
it was the thunder from down under that everyone was talking about.
It's the night before the bank holiday Good Friday and tonight has a
feel good factor of a Saturday night feeling about it with the amber
nectar free flowing...
rockers Airbourne are about to play their biggest headline date in the
UK at the legendary Hammy O following in the footsteps of AC/DC,
Motorhead, Judas Priest, Saxon and many other denim 'n' leather clad
heroes. With AC/DC on the verge of retiring, it is down to
Airbourne to raise the flag for good time boogie metal.
It is a
compliment to Airbourne to say that they are AC/DC clones, but they are
more similar to Swiss fellow acca dacca copyists Krokus. Hellfire,
the band even copied the Krokus logo.
and taking a gamble were Las Vegas rockers Taking Dawn who were
onto a winner with their kick ass rock 'n' roll a la Skid Row meets the
melodic side of Ratt. With a new album out on Roadrunner records, the
band will have some more 'Time To Burn' when you can check them out for
yourselves when they support Kiss on the upcoming 'Sonic Boom' tour.
Spiders had a half hour to win some new fans with their Soundgarden
meets the Wildhearts inspired rock. With some strong Cornellish
vocals and neat grooves the Spiders will find some new friends on the
web after tonight's performance.
belongs to Airbourne who come on stage as conquering heroes who
give us the best in high voltage rock 'n' roll. Energetic frontman
Joel O'Keeffe is happy to be here, rightfully calling the Apollo by it's
original name of Hammersmith Odeon.
demise of the Astoria, O'Keeffe wants to keep the Hammersmith 'Odeon'
alive forever by raising a beer and getting us to repeat ''I will
protect Hammy O as long as I'm alive, rock 'n' roll will never die.''
Wise words indeed.
backline of Marshall stacks, the band were playing on eleven. With
only two albums behind them, some of the songs had more padding than
Katie Price's bra, but David Roads and Justin Street could easily fill
in for Young/Williams on the rhythm.
O'Keeffe later amazed everyone by racing through the standing crowd and
appearing seconds later on the front of the balcony still playing and
not missing a beat. Later on, he would be throwing cans of beer to
the thirsty ones on the front of the cheering balcony.
debut UK gig at the Borderline gig a few years back Airbourne have done
it no way but the hard way and were running wild tonight.
not a case of too much, too young, too fast. The bad boys, rag dolls here
tonight were treated to a classic gig. Taking one vice at a time
Airbourne can take it to the top.
XXXX performance. Let there be rock. Let there be Airbourne.
Set List : Raise The Flag / Hellfire / Chewin' The Fat / Diamond In The
Rough / Girls In Black / What's Eatin' You / Born To Kill / Cheap Wine &
Cheaper Women / Steel Town / Back On The Bottle / Heartbreaker / No Way
But The Hard Way / Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast ....encores...Runnin'
Wild / Stand Up For Rock 'N' Roll / Blackjack
|Print this page in printer-friendly format
|Tell a friend about this page