Undisputed rock nâ€™ roll legends MOTÃ–RHEAD kicked off their first live performances since August 2013 with an electrifying bang this past weekend â€“ performing to completely packed, sold out crowds on Friday at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and on Sunday at Coachella.
MOTÃ–RHEAD performed 15 songs on Friday, including top tracks â€˜Ace of Spadesâ€™ and â€˜Overkillâ€™, with Slash joining in (see below for some fantastic photos from the set). The exciting set included tracks encompassing the bandâ€™s career; including a track from the bandâ€™s new album Aftershock.
As mentioned above, not only did MOTÃ–RHEAD bring down the house at Club Nokia, but then turned right around to rock the sold out crowd at Coachella on Sunday! â€œLegendary London heavy metal band MOTÃ–RHEAD, with special guest Slash, got the devil horns approval of fans on Sunday at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,â€ states Wes Woods of the Los Angeles Daily News. In a Twitter post, Billboard adds, â€œMOTÃ–RHEAD, who have already pummeled the crowd with the heaviest riffs heard all weekend, welcome Guns Nâ€™ Roses guitar god Slash to the stage for a balls to the walls rendition of â€œAce of Spades.â€ Any marbles Coachella had left are instantly lost.â€
Apparently MOTÃ–RHEAD out-rocked other bands, even way across the festival grounds! According to Yahoo Music, â€œThe roaring riffs of Slash and MOTÃ–RHEAD axeman Phil Campbell could be heard all the way across Coachella’s vast polo field, practically bleeding over into Arcade Fire‘s Main Stage revue.â€
MOTÃ–RHEAD will continue to perform throughout April, including another Coachella performance on April 20th. Other stops include Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.
MOTÃ–RHEAD Spring Performance Dates:
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella