Fireworks

Myles Kennedy (2018) http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/04/dd/48/Myles-Kennedy-Live-2018-Thumb-87-1531429131.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     July 12, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5816   0   1   0   0   0

Myles Kennedy - O2 Academy, Liverpool (UK) - 07 July 2018

When I saw Myles Kennedy back in March I was packed sardine-like into a venue in Manchester, and though the performance was fantastic, I was less than thrilled with the uncomfortable way I had to watch the show. When it was first announced that more shows had been added for a second leg of the 'Year Of The Tiger' tour, at different locations to the first, ticket sales surpassed expectations and the venues had to be upgraded to allow for the increased demand. During his time in Alter Bridge and more recently his front-man status with Slash's band, Kennedy has never played Liverpool and I was more than delighted he had moved away from the regular Manchester visitation for somewhere slightly closer to my home. Rail and station disruptions meant alternate modes of transport were necessary, but following an afternoon in front of the TV watching football, it was only a slight inconvenience and added to the evening's entertainment value.


Myles Kennedy Live 4

The Academy show in Liverpool was a sell-out and as I entered the main room there was little doubt it would be warm, despite assurances that the air-conditioning was firing on all cylinders. I made my way to the photo pit for the first three songs of the set where it felt like a million degrees. Kennedy had been altering the set slightly show by show, but many of the songs included tonight also featured in the set I saw in Manchester earlier in the year. The main difference this time was that it was completely solo and there was no "Tim aid" (please see Manchester review for details); everything was performed using an acoustic guitar and foot pedals.


Myles Kennedy Live 2

I still think that Kennedy is finding his feet when it comes to his new role as a solo performer, but he seemed genuinely relaxed, despite the increased temperatures in the room. Much to the delight of some of the ladies in the audience, he removed his shirt halfway through, but kept his dignity intact via a white vest (much to the disappointment to some of the ladies in the audience, I'm sure). The set moved through the more recent 'Year Of The Tiger' solo material, to old Mayfield Four songs, Slash songs and, naturally, Alter Bridge songs.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The Alter Bridge selections were nice renditions of some the deeper album cuts, generally those not played live by the band and to that extent they varied slightly in this acoustic format. One nice surprise (though I actually knew it was coming), which followed Kennedy's confession of a love of classic English Heavy Metal bands, was a run through of Iron Maiden's 'The Trooper'. Obviously the tempo was a contrast to the original, but it worked really well and went down a storm. There was a brief pause mid-set to acknowledge the football result from earlier in the day (an England win of all things) and though he has no real love for the game, Kennedy kindly conducted a short crowd sing-along (no need to ask which particular song). It is difficult to single out highlights from the seventeen song, ninety minute set, but I did really like the way he set about the old Mayfield Four songs, such as 'Mars Hotel' and 'White Flag'. 'Watch Over You' found neck hairs standing to attention, as always, and when the two song encore of 'Love Can Only Heal' and 'Year Of The Tiger' brought things to a close, I don't think anyone really wanted it to end.


Myles Kennedy Live 3

The show was fantastic and was matched by the atmosphere in the Academy. With a new Slash album due to be released very soon and touring commitments on the back of it, there may be a long wait for more solo shows from Myles Kennedy. I was fortunate to speak to him a week prior to this show and he confessed that he had well and truly caught the solo bug and he promised that he would find time to record and tour as much as possible – Alter Bridge and Slash schedules allowing.

Dave Bott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 6 days ago
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site