by Christian Wloszczyna
Motorhead, the hard rock band took the stage last Friday night at the House of Blues in Las Vegas for the second date of their 40th anniversary tour.
No other words were needed as Motörhead wasted no time in diving right into ‘Damage Case’ and ‘Stay Clean’ with the ferocity and volume that has become their trademark almost as much as Lemmy’s distinctive gravelly voice.
The band stuck to early classics for most of the setlist, with just one of the 14 tracks they played having been recorded in the last decade, playing “Lost Woman Blues” off of 2013’s Aftershock.
The show clocked in at just over an hour and the abbreviated set list may have had more to do with Lemmy’s recent spate of health problems that forced the band to postpone tour dates in 2014, than with the lack of hits to preform.
Motörhead ripped through their songs at near deafening volume, sticking to their mantra of “Everything Louder Than Everything Else” closing out the show with classic tunes “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.” Even though Father Time may be finally catching up to Motörhead after 40 years, the band still shows us how rock and roll is meant to be played.
Motörhead is set to release their 22nd studio album “Bad Magic” on August 28, 2015.
-We Are Motörhead
-Over the Top
-The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
-Lost Woman Blues
-Just ‘Cos You Got the Power
-Going to Brazil
-Ace of Spades
Till Next Time!
Christian Wloszczyna – Is writer for the Las Vegas News Blog and a freelance writer. He studied communications at University of Cincinnati before attending College of Southern Nevada and UNLV. He is an avid sports fan, having played football, lacrosse and ice hockey. He is also fan of all types of music, and enjoys attending concerts and recording music. When he is not enjoying either of these two hobbies, he can usually be found attending to his two cats, Penny Lane and Abbey Road.