Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Dommin, The Sleeping
Label: Frontiers Records
I remember clearly when the publicist that was working on the album “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood” contacted me about the band Volbeat. She was so passionate about the bands sound and was confident that by submitting it to me that she would make me an instant fan. I cannot say that she was 100% correct because at first I had rushed through my listen and didn’t properly absorb it the way that I did on the second, third and fourth go round. Needless to say I greatly enjoyed the bands “difference” and felt that they would be something interesting to see in concert. I was able to see them open up for Nightwish a few years ago, and then had hoped to catch them doing the same for Metallica at Madison Square Garden, but the papers were not in order for me to do so and hence I would miss them. It was a shame because I really would have liked to support them on such a big stage. That being said I knew the band was building a rapidly growing following and it was great to see this taking place especially when one considered they really didn’t have a consistent “presence” over in this region as opposed to their homeland in Denmark. Fast forward a number of months to where we are today for this sold out show at the Gramercy Theatre we would find the band returning to NYC and bringing along both Dommin and The Sleeping for the tour. Since I was not sure who was up first, I made sure to arrive early to not miss anything. Here is how it went.
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