Concert Report by Dave MSG at Peabody's, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. March 5, 2012 Added on 03/06/2012
Once again I traveled from St Louis to Cleveland and assembled the old home town crew to see MSG. Opening were the Rick Ray Band. They were outstanding, enthusiasticly received and begged by the audience to play extra songs. By the time MSG hit the stage the place was absolutely packed. I was glad to see the large crowd since there was no local promotion for this show whatsoever. Most people I spoke with cited your site as the reason they were there. All that has been said about Michael's playing the Robin's singing goes double for this show. They were fantastic. Michael played Save Yourself note for note. More importantly the crowd witnessed a very polished, well rehersed and choreographed "Show". The band fully engaged the crowd. There was lots of formation posing, smiling, winks and high fives from Michael and Co. As a result, the crowd was really going crazy thoughout the show. They were amazingly tight, the sound was crystal clear, and ultimately we were just blown away.
Maybe its the beer talking, but Rev Jones seemed alot better looking this time around. Much taller with more hair! All joking aside, I don't know where the previous Canadian reviewer about Elliot was coming from, Eh? Ritchie, thanks for keeping us in the know.
Dave from St Louis
Concert Report by John MSG at Peabody's, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. March 5, 2012 Added on 03/07/2012
I saw Michael Schenker in Cleveland on Monday night. In a word: phenomenal. As a long-time UFO/Schenker fan, I had not seen him perform since the early 1990's, when he last toured with UFO. The club, (Peabody's) is a small venue, so we were right up in front. From the moment they came out, playing Into the Arena, there was an electricity in the air. The band had great energy, and truly looked like they were enjoying themselves. One pleasant surprise was the vocals of Robin McCauley. He exceeded my expectations, hitting virtually everything with range, tone, and strength of voice. Michael? Well, he was flawless from start to finish. To see him play, within close range, was simply a treat, and one hell of an experience! Great, very involved crowd, esp. for a Monday night!
If you are going to see him during the remainder of the tour, you are in for a great evening. Michael Schenker is simply a master craftsman, and truly a legendary guitarist! I consider myself fortunate to have seen him on this tour. It was one great experience I'll never forget!