Concert Report by Steve F. Michael Schenker Group at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A. October 28, 2012 Added on 10/30/2012
Hope all is well with you.
Went to Shank Hall in Milwaukee WI last night to see MSG...
The setlist was the same as previous shows, so we started with an energetic 'Lovedrive' and then 'Piece Of Meat'. David Van Landing's voice for these Scorpions classics was great, he nailed the high notes despite not having a day off for awhile. I loved his voice for these and the UFO songs especially.
'Save Yourself' was an early bit of guitar mastery by Michael, almost like an appetizer to 'Into The Arena'. His playing was clear, strong and precise. What a joy that Schenker is playing so great these days!
The sound where I was standing was very well balanced, with a solid slab of Pete's drums and Elliot's bass pounding the songs home, and Wayne's keys especially on 'Let It Roll' and 'Love To Love' very clear and prominent. Shank Hall has real character, and the sound guy was spot on! Thanks, Shank!
...Back to 'Love To Love'...SO glad this is in the set! I just let the majesty of it flow over me and almost had tears in my eyes by the end...What a Great Song! And such a great Performance!!!
The last several songs seemed a little rushed with Wayne, Elliot and Pete rocking frantically, and Michael shredding the hell out of his Dean.
For me, 'Rock Bottom' seemed a little off, but the others in the crowd I talked to had the opposite view, so maybe I'm nuts?
After the show I got to chat with the band and they seem in very good spirits: the tour is going quite well, the performances are up to standards, and the fan feedback has been very positive and energetic during the shows...and that makes it seem less like work...So get out there and ROCK!!!
Concert Photos by Alan Michael Schenker Group at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A. October 28, 2012 Added on 12/04/2012 & 12/09/2012