Pics by Lina Glasir
New Jersey’s own heavy metal legends Skid Row brought their ‘United World Rebellion’ tour to the Tri-state area this week, playing shows in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. We caught the NYC show at Gramercy Theatre on November 8th, which featured direct support from Nashville-based heavy rockers The Dead Deads and opening support from local bluesy rock unit The Blackfires.
Skid Row‘s set leaned heavily on their iconic first two albums Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991), with favorite tracks “Big Guns,” “18 and Life,” “Psycho Therapy” (Ramones cover), “Quicksand Jesus,” “Monkey Business,” and other famous cuts reverberating throughout the popular venue. The band’s encore consisted of classic anthems “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild” and “We Are the Damned” from the 2014 EP United World Rebellion: Chapter Two.
Tennessee headbangers The Dead Deads provided energetic backing with numbers from their latest full-length; For Your Obliteration…, dishing out lively tunes such as “True Love,” “Murder Ballad,” “Space,” and “Blackout.” The band also played “Nope” from their debut LP Rainbeau and fresh tracks “Nothing Will Be Fine” and “Super Tiny” from their 2017 EP Flying Saucers.
Regional heroes The Blackfires stimulated the crowd with their staple songs “Can’t Get Over You,” “Gambit,” “Bad Mutherfucker,” “Overdose,” and more, plus cover tracks of Motörhead and Aerosmith.
Check out a slew of exclusive photos from the Manhattan gig via the gallery below.
Coming up at Gramercy Theatre:
The Dead Deads: