Written by Jessica Santiago Lopez at 2012-11-13 00:09:32
Live Reviews :: Wednesday 13 @ Tivoli de Helling
It might not be Halloween anymore on November 1, but over at Tivoli De Helling in Utrecht, the Netherlands there’s still enough spooky stuff going on. Wednesday 13 will be treating their fans to an entertaining night filled with horrorpunk.
But before Wednesday 13 is called to the stage it’s up to the Dutch band Red Eyes to entertain the audience. Something that doesn’t really seem to work out well since the audience hardly responds to vocalist Lucas’ call for input. It doesn’t really surprises me since Red Eyes are simply trying too hard. Their music never gets interesting and never before have I seen a singer get so close too begging the audience for a reaction. Why Red Eyes is supporting tonight is beyond me anyway, since their music and performance have absolutely nothing in common with Wednesday 13’s horrorpunk show everybody is waiting to see.
It’s pretty clear everyone in the venue is ready for tonight’s headliner. Right on time, Wednesday 13 hits the stage and is ready to start the party. Everyone who has been to a show from this band can confirm that you will be in for a treat. Tonight is no different and the audience is treated to more than an hour of topnotch horrorpunk. Wednesday himself once again proves to be a great entertainer and really get’s the crowd going. The musicians behind Wednesday all seem to have a great time as well and make sure songs like “Calling All Corpses”, “House By The Cemetery”, “All American Massacre” and “’Till Death Do Us Party” all sound great. The audience seem to be having a really good time as well. From time to time they get a pit going and everyone is singing along.
After one of Wednesday 13’s greatest hits, “I Walked With A Zombie”, the band leaves the stage only to return a couple of minutes later to play an encore of three more songs. Tonight “I Love To Say Fuck” is back on the setlist after being absent at last year’s show in Amsterdam. As usual the band’s final song of the night is “Bad Things”. It’s cool to see how thankful Wednesday is. Of course he thanks the fans but he also thanks the crew and organization of the venue they played tonight. Not something you’ll hear often from musicians when they’re onstage.
Wednesday 13 is one of the most well-known shock rockers these days which is well deserved.The band is not signed to a major label and they might not have the budget to stage a show like Alice Cooper or Rob Zombie can, but because of their enthusiasm and professionalism they still manage to prove themselves as a top shock rock act.Tonight is definitely no exception.A Wednesday 13 show is always an awesome show!
Review geschreven door Jeroen Verel