Concert Report by Dave Michael Schenker / Temple of Rock at Buffalo Rose, Golden, CO, U.S.A. April 28, 2015 Added on 05/09/2015
Hello Ritchie, This is Dave Ortiz reporting a fine show, and sorry to delay the report, having a bout of pneumonia.
Tuesday 4/28/2015, was a great musical event at the Buffalo Rose Saloon in Golden, Colorado USA hosted by Wolfpack Productions (Thank you Anthony Lucero and Diane Robinson!) Thanks Herman Rarebell for placing me on the guestlist!
The show started with two local Denver area rock bands- Death Bed Confession and Grind firing up the crowd for a sonic assault attack about to unfold. Gundriver, a newer rock act who toured with MSG in 2013-14 with Tom Potts on lead guitar, Crazy Tomes on rhythm-vocals, the incredible Alex Rivas on drum kit and the immortal Rev Jones on bass, who played with Micheal Schenker last year. Much sound improvement with Rev on bass duties, and the guys won many new fans.
After Gundriver cleared the stage, Micheal Shenker and his Temple of Rock group entered the room to a loud and appreciative crowd of Colorado music fans. The sonic assault of UFO classics with Lights Out, Natural Thing, Too hot To Handle and Doctor Doctor filled the room to the delight of concert goers. Doogie White announces to the audience that it is dangerous to stand close to the stage, for there are Scorpions on it! Blackout, A Piece of Meat, Lovedrive, Rock You Like A Hurricane and Holiday were performed flawlessly. Was wonderful to see and hear Francis Bucholz and Herman Rarebell along with Wayne Findlay perform with precision and excellence onstage with Michael Schenker at the helm.
The crowd was treated to a round of new songs, and the chunky hard hit song Vigilante Man brought the fans to its knees with Micheal using his new Red and Black Dean V. After the show was over, Herman Rarebell went to the merchandise table with Taro Schenker and began signing his autobiography book, " And Speaking of Scorpions..." I purchased his book and Herman happily signed the book for me, even though he was in a hurry to finish his business among the venues confines. It's a nice read, telling his musical memoires before, during and after the Scorpions. Temple Of rock is a show no Michael Schenker fan should forego when the band rolls into town.