Skid Row And Buckcherry Brought No Frills,
Kick Ass Rock Show To MGM
Josh Todd Buckcherry
Snake Sabo Skid Row
Josh Todd Buckcherry
Rachel and Scotti Skid Row
Stevie D Buckcherry
September 19, 2023
Skid Row and Buckcherry brought their Gangs All Here tour to MGM's Center Stage for a no frills, straight ahead, totally live, rock and roll show!
Buckcherry have been on the scene for close to twenty-five years and lead singer Josh Todd knows how to work the crowd. The band opened the show with their first hit, "Lit Up" from their 1999 self-titled debut record and the band was off and running.
Even though there have been several lineup changes, Todd and long time guitarist Stevie D have been keeping their brand of rock alive.
The band played tunes from several different albums including "So Hott," "Ridin'" and from their latest album, Volume 10, "Keep on Fighting." They even broke out a great cover of Bryan Adams anthem, "Summer of '69."
Toward the end of the set, Todd and the boys slowed things down to play their multi-platinum selling single, "Sorry."
This live, in your face show closed with the stripper anthem, "Crazy Bitch" that also included a medley of other songs including Tina Turner's "Proud Mary."
Skid Row took the stage next with their brand of east coast rock and roll.
Whereas Buckcherry has gone through different band members, Skid Row has gone through a bunch of lead singers. However the trio of guitarists, Rachel Bolan, Dave "Snake" Sabo and Scotti Hill have remained constant since 1987.
Current vocalist, Erik Gronwall recently announced that he has had some health concerns and that they had to postpone their October dates.
However, Gronwall didn't miss a beat, was full of energy and sounded fantastic! He not only hit the high notes, he also maintained them over a period of time.
Opening up with the rocker, "Slave To The Grind" the band was all smiles and having fun, while kicking ass.
The band sprinkled in two new songs, "Time Bomb" and "The Gang's All Here" from their latest album.
Of course the fans came to hear the hits like "Big Guns," "18 and Life," and the power ballad "I Remember You." And the band played those songs with a renewed energy. I believe the younger vocalist has re-energized the band.
"Youth Gone Wild" closed out the show even though the original band members aren't that young anymore. However, age is just a number and these guys certainly were youthful on stage.
Newcomer, Kurt Daimer and his band warmed up the crowd with some good rockin' tunes.
Review and photos by Greg Drugan