Concert Report by Axe MSG at Vinnie's, Concord, CA, U.S.A. July 3, 2009 Added on 07/06/2009
Hello MSG Fans! Great show in Concord at Vinnie's! Sold out crowd but only holding 300 capacity in a fairly small club. I must say that for the three hundred, they were as loud as 1000! Before the sound check there were many fans inside the venue that were treated to witness the sound check before hand. Jeff Martin (Racer X) was present and with us in the green room before and after the show. There were people outside waiting hoping to get a chance to buy a ticket at the door and people were watching from the front window at the street. Michael is still tearing it up and in great health and spirits and playing his best in many years. Set list was the same but no Doctor Doctor. Gary Barden was struggling with a sore throat and not at his potential but still showed amazing stage presence and sang mostly in lower ranges. He is a true rebel for sticking it out being ill! It was a great night in Concord and just a few weeks after Uli Roth on the same stage. Wayne Findlay said this is the smoothest tour for Michael with the current tour manager they have. Tony is a true professional and experience with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, & Megadeth..It shows!!! I will have picks & video clips of sound check and Rock Bottom up Tues due to computer problems. Rock On!..