Last Friday we caught up with King King during the German leg of their Reaching for the Light Tour 2017. This was our second evening with this multi-award rock blues Scottish band and, just like the first time, we had a blast.
As Alan Nimmo, lead singer and guitar, may have mentioned once or twice, King King has a live album out. Just like all of their opuses, we totally recommend. We will be listening to it while waiting to see them on stage again.
During our chat after the concert, Alan said he had spotted me taking photos. Not surprising, really, as back home I found out there were 380 pictures on my camera… A selection can be viewed on Of Lens And Pen and you can learn all about King King on their official website.
As we arrived, Sexy Hubby headed straight for the Yamaha stand and as you can see below, he spent some time trying the different models of their new Revstar range. I am not sure he has quite decided which one to get yet…
Sexy Hubby then inspected lots of effect pedals and amps in the biggest exhibition hall, where the drums were located too. Even though the level of decibels is of courses restricted, we came to the conclusion that employees on stand duty there the whole day must be pretty exhausted at the end of the day! The ambiance was great, though, with lots of people trying instruments, sometimes spontaneously playing together.
Around 12:30 we made our way to the Center Stage, where The Dead Daisies were scheduled to play. We arrived just at the right time, the band performing before them had just finished their set, people were leaving and we managed to secure a front row spot. We had a blast listening to The Dead Daisies and discovering Long Way To Go, the first title of their new album. Make Some Noise will be released on August 5th and the band has just announced some tour dates too. All info can be found on their official website. Of course being right at the front made it easier for me to take photos, but it was frustrating all the same not to have front stage access! The full gallery is available on my photography and writing website, Of Lens And Pen, and I would love to hear what you think.
We then only had another hour or so before having to head home, as we had a party planned that evening. It was enough time to come across Thor and a rather unusual hammer… As First Daughter plays the violin and the piano, I had a look at electric violins for her too. Next year we will no doubt spend longer at the Musikmesse!
Hard to believe, I know, but a KISS concert was a first for both Sexy Hubby and I… We were therefore quite curious to see if the band, on their 40th anniversary tour, would live up to its reputation for spectacular shows.
The Dead Daisies opened the festivities at 19:45. We had enjoyed their acoustic set at the Hard Rock Café the day before and it was great to see them live again. They played until 20:30, which we thought was not nearly long enough. Afterwards the band met with their fans and I got their new CD, Revoluciòn, and a poster signed.
It was then time for KISS to hit the stage. Wow is all I can say. The show was very spectacular indeed, with not a moment of dullness. There was always some dazzling special effect happening, members of the band performing on elevated platforms, fire blazing and yes, Gene Simmons still vomits blood!
A fabulous evening and more awesome memories to add to the collection Sexy Hubby and I are building together.
• Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover)
• Detroit Rock City
• Psycho Circus
• Creatures of the Night
• I Love It Loud
• War Machine
• Do you Love Me
• Hell of Hallelujah
• Calling Dr. Love
• Lick It Up
• Bass Solo
• God of Thunder
• Love Gun
• Black Diamond
• Shout It Out Loud
• I Was Made for Lovin’ You
• Rock and Roll All Nite
• God Gave Rock’n’Roll to You
Last week Sexy Hubby and I made our way to Hamburg to catch KISS on their 40th Anniversary Tour. The Dead Daisies were opening for that mythical band and the day before the concert, they treated fans to an acoustic set at the Hard Rock Café. Needless to say, we attended and had a blast! My only complaint was that it was too short… The Dead Daisies also donated a drumhead and an ESP guitar.
After their performance, the band members mingled with the audience and I had the pleasure to meet Marco Mendoza. Many thanks Marco for your kindness. It was also nice to be recognized the following night at the O2 World, while I was waiting for my CD to be signed! Sexy Hubby was also happy to catch up with Marco, having met him in London two years ago.
The Dead Daisies just released their second album, Revoluciòn. We highly recommend.