Rock jesters The Darkness are supporting noted alien glamstress and Mother Monster, Lady Gaga, on her optimistically titled UK ‘tour’ (two stadium gigs in England and a show in Ireland counts as a tour, does it? I must be getting old).
GagaNicko - the REAL dynamic duo...
My sniping aside, this is clearly the greatest meeting of minds since wily old goat Gene Simmons decided to fund his latest house extension by going on tour in the States this summer with Motley Crue. La Gaga loves herself some rock – witness evidence of Mother Monster with a right old gargoyle above (sorry Nicko) – so this blend of pop glam and glam rock revival seems like a match made on a particularly prescient spreadsheet.
The shows are in September and – I’ll wager – probably sold out by the time that you read this…
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Horns? Bum-fluff moustache? Inappropriate shorts? I miss the 80s.
I am sorry to announce an interruption in my regular schedule of mild snark, video game ramblings and filmic frippery but needs must – my normal blogging time on Tuesday evening is going to be taken up almost entirely by this delightful affair.
I’ll be sure to let you know how my intersection with the Glam Metal Gods went – in the meantime, I suppose a rock’s out of the question?
Yeah, it's a bit more elaborate than you thought, eh?
Great news, everyone!
Fears that Motley Crue were going to down-pedal the theatrics on their upcoming British jaunt with Def Leppard have been partially allayed by the news that drummer Tommy Lee’s insane 360 degree drum roller coaster rig over for the December tour.
Have a look at THIS, why don’t you (with a proviso that there’s some very NSFW language in the video).
As live performances go, it’s not exactly Mumford and Sons, is it? Can’t wait to experience the tightly controlled, rigidly scheduled insanity for myself on December 13th.
If Tommy Lee's Rollercoast drum riser makes the trip, I'll eat my shoes...
…are Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Steel Panther.
Let's Get Rocked, muthatruckers!
Per Classic Rock’s story, the package tours the UK from December 6 – 14 and are being decent enough to include a Sheffield date on the 13th of December.
Feel the Steel...in Sheffield.
Tickets will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.