On Friday April 24, 2015 rock legend Sebastian Bach (formerly of Skid Row) hit the stage at the Cargo Concert Hall inside the Whitney Peak Hotel in Downtown Reno. Touring on his latest solo album “Give ‘Em Hell” which was released last year, the tour is being called the “18 & LIVE Tour 2015”.
Also on the bill were Reno local favorites The Greg Golden Band featuring ex Montrose frontman Paul Holdgate.
This was one of the best shows thus far held at Cargo that this examiner has witnessed, it rivals when Buckcherry and The Floyd rocked the stage there. The venue was packed and nearly sold-out with many hard core Skid Row fans of all ages. There were many Greg Golden fans there as well. It was a perfect night of Rock & Roll.
Sebastian Bach is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
The bands line-up goes like this, Sebastian Bach (lead vocals), Brent Woods (guitar, backing vocals), Rob DeLuca (bass, backing vocals) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums).
Bach rocked the stage for around ninety minutes and the set went like this, (from the set list on stage)
“Slave To The Grind” (Skid Row song), “Hell Inside My Head”, “Temptation”, “The Threat” (Skid Row song), “Big Guns” (Skid Row song), “Piece Of Me” (Skid Row song), “18 and Life” (Skid Row song), “American Metalhead” (PainmuseuM cover), “Tunnelvision”, “In A Darkened Room” (Skid Row song), “Monkey Business” (Skid Row song), “Tom Sawyer” (Rush cover), “Taking Back Tomorrow”, “I Remember You” (Skid Row song), “All My Friends Are Dead” and one encore song, “Youth Gone Wild” (Skid Row song).
Bach has definitely not lost a step over the years, his stage presence and his top notch vocals were perfect. He still has the audience eating out of the palms of his hands and yes, the girls still can’t get enough of him even though he’s getting married to long time girlfriend Suzanne Le in August of this year.
This examiner was very pleased with the bands set list as were all the Skid Row fans that were there in attendance. A very impressive set to say the least.
Starting the night off was Reno local favorites The Greg Golden Band.
The Greg Golden Band was formed in 2009. It is a rock & roll band that is influenced by 70’s hard rock music. With the release of his new album “Greg Golden Band” earlier this year on Frank Hannon’s record label Red Hawk Records, the band is sure to sky rocket to bigger and better things. The album has some of rocks biggest names performing on it like, Frank Hannon (Tesla), Randy Scoles (Montrose), Aaron Leigh (Frank Hannon Band), Kelly Smith (Frank Hannon Band), Jeff Sandoval (Six String Soldiers), Logan Gameson, Robbie Furiosi and Tony Phoenix (fornerly from the Greg Golden Band). To buy the new album (click here)
Band members for this show include, Greg Golden (lead guitar), Paul Holdgate (Montrose) (vocals), Jeff Montgomery (guitar, backing vocals), Boris Tavcar (drums) and newest member Richard Wagner (bass).
Golden, owner of Reno’s best guitar shop “Bizarre Guitar” has always put on great shows with his band every time they play and this time was no different.
The bands set lasted around forty five minutes and went like this, (also from the set list on stage)
“Long Way Home”, “Rock Candy” (Montrose cover), “Old School”, “Born On A Bayou” (creedence clearwater revival cover), “Helter Skelter” (beatles cover), “Bad Winter”, “Wishing Well” (terence trent d’arby cover), “Man On The Silver Mountain” (rainbow cover) and the bands new hit single, “Far Away”.
As usual, Golden and his bandmates again blew the roof off. They were the perfect band to open for Bach which also rocked the house. If you missed this one, sorry, you missed an awesome show for sure.
A great time was had by all.
After the show, Shanda Golden (Greg’s wife) interviewed Sebastian Bach for her show “In The Vault with Shanda Golden”. To see the interview (click here).
To see what’s up next at the Cargo Concert Hall (click here).
If you want to see all the photos from Sebastian Bach from this show (click here) and The Greg Golden Band (click here).
As with all this examiners reviews and feature stories, “The Photos Are What It’s All About”, so check out the photo slideshow and enjoy the show.
All photos by JOHN TUCKNESS
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