I must say when I discovered that limp bizkit and Korn were going to tour together I always expected it would be a great night. Korn would headline the tour for their latest album “The Serenity of Suffering” and Limp Bizkit would provide support after the first act Madball came off.
After a long waited return to Scotland the Red hot Chili Peppers Played the Hydro with a show that will not be forgotten.
For those who could afford a ticket, they left knowing their money was well spent. After a strange but interesting support from Baby Metal the Peppers took to the stage. Opening with their classic “Can’t stop”, they had already left the audience in awe after their musical talent poured into the crowd and an incredible lighting display lit up the whole Hydro.
The set followed a nice balance of old classics and the new. Even songs from their new album throwing the crowd into applause. The band burst through their hits such as “The Zephyr Song”, Californication”, “Under the Bridge” and finishing with “Give it away”. No one left disappointed.
What really impressed everyone though was the lighting show they put on. Hundreds of cylinders were levitating through the Hydro changing colours every few seconds. Each song would have a different set of colours and movements from the cylinders that would go in time with the song.
Fans left the Hydro overwhelmed by the performance they had seen. With little communication to the crowd the Chili Peppers still spoke to audience in a way that not many bands can do.
Walking into the Barrowlands is always a treat, no where else quite captures that sheer rock element that the Barrowlands does. So when a punk band like slaves come to play you know your in for a good night.
The clashing style of punks and mods filled up the room until finally the lights went down and the punk due from Kent walked out on the stage. The crowd was thrown into uproar as the opening riff for their song “Hey” ripped through the crowd.
The rest of their set contained songs mostly from their new album “Take Control” which proved to be very popular with the crowd which saw them moshing and screaming to songs such as “Hypnotize” and “Rich Man”. They also played crowd favourites from their albums. “Cheer up London” and “The Hunter” that always have the crowd bouncing and crowd surfing to a point where security look as if they’ve lost all control of the wave of punk angst.
It always is a pleasure seeing Slaves live. The chemistry between Isaac Holman and and Laurie Vincent really stands out and the energy they give out is replicated in the crowd. Their performance at the Barrowlands really showed why they deserve to be playing venues like that. With the reaction they got you can be sure to see Slaves playing in Glasgow again in no time