Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Motörhead: February 19, 2011 Congress Theater-Chicago

Touring in support of album number 20 (!) 'The World Is Yours,' Motörhead did what they've been doing since 1975, which is kick your ass.  Seriously a killer set by Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee and done so in front of one of the biggest audiences since the halcyon days of playing at the Aragon Ballroom in the 80's!

Yes, the Congress Theater was packed, over 4,000 people and seemingly one guy dispensing beer!  

Venue oddities aside, this was a very memorable shows for many a reason and if you couldn't be there you missed a loud one.  It's been a long time since I've been to the Congress and I didn't remember it sounding that good, so kudos to the road crew for delivering the decibels! 

Set List:
•  We Are Motörhead
•  Stay Clean
•  Get Back In Line 
•  Metropolis
•  One Night Stand
•  Over the Top
•  Rock Out
•  Guitar Solo - Phil Cambell
•  The Thousand Names of God
•  I Got Mine
•  I Know How to Die 
•  The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
•  In the Name of Tragedy
•  Drum Solo -Mikkey Dee
•  Just 'Cos You Got the Power
•  Going to Brazil
•  Killed by Death
•  Ace of Spades
•  Encore:
•  Overkill

Both Clutch and Valient Thorr opened and put on energetic and entertaining sets, but it was all about the headliner for me.

Xtra Special Thanks to Alan, for everything! 
Above and beyond my friend.