There was no excess when it came to the glam metal. Drugs, alcohol, ladies, money and a lot of hair spray and tight spandex pants. I happened to grow up during that time, with my favorite records coming from bands like Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and others. I did embrace the music, but not fashion, so I guess I can’t call myself a true fan, but nonetheless it is always nice to bring back the memories of that time. This is exactly what Steel Panther provides us. Steel Panther is the full-blown time machine. Currently on tour to support their latest studio album On The Prowl. Extensive tour that spans over a month and covers all major US markets and will continue in May in UK and Ireland. This last Friday tour came to New York City. Welcome back to 80’s.
Written by Andris Jansons
This was the second time for me to witness Steel Panther live. They stay true to their script of providing the fans with good feel music of days gone by and entertain the crowd with their profane and suggestive (or I must say pretty direct) comedy act. There was one difference that I must note , that stuck out to me since I saw them last time back in 2019. They have gotten more cohesive in sound. Sonically they are impeccable. There was one downside for me though. Four years back their comedy act felt fresh and spicy, now it felt that most jokes were recycled, and that tanginess was missing. I’m sure that is something they can work on. Overall it was the same old no fucks given Steel Panther performance.
Music wise I was expecting a bit more new material, as they are touring to support their latest album On The Prowl, from which we got three songs from it – 1987, Never Too Late (To Get Some Pussy Tonight) and Ain’t Dead Yet. Most represented was bands first album Feel The Steel, with six songs. Band opened their set with Eyes Of A Panther and Let me Cum In, followed by little stand up comedy time by “Satchel” introducing band members and cracking jokes. Band also played Whitesnake cover of Slide It In, featuring Frank Bello from Anthrax on bass and Mike Tirelli on vocals. Just before the encore band invited ladies and some gents on stage to dance during the Party All Day (Fuck All Night). For an encore fans were treated to Community Property and Gloryhole.
See full Steel Panther performance photo gallery here.
Steel Panther is absolutely excellent live show band and their performances are always memorable. Don’t miss out the chance to see them in your area. Tour will continue tonight in New Jersey and follow the route back to bands home state of California, before heading out to Europe.
Mar. 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Mar. 19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 21 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Mar. 22 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
Mar. 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Mar. 25 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Mar. 26 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Mar. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club Stage
Mar. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Mar. 31 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Apr. 01 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Apr. 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Apr. 04 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 06 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Apr. 07 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Apr. 08 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
United Kingdom + Ireland:
May 14 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
May 15 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
May 17 – Manchester, UK – Academy
May 18 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
May 20 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
May 21 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
May 23 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
May 25 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
May 26 – Cork, IE – Cyprus Avenue
May 28 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street