Powerman 5000 and Guests at Club Red Show Review

Coverage/Photos By Edgar Carranco

Powerman 5000 returned to play in Mesa, AZ at the Club Red, and the show also featured four amazing local bands that left everything they had onstage.

The show kicked with the band Freedom 48, a local band from Chandler AZ that has a punk/rock/metal sound. Rob, the lead singer/guitar player, who said they have not played in the venue for three years and they are extremely happy to be back. They played a very good set of songs that got the crowd excited for the rest of the show.

The second band to play was All Your Lies, a hard rock/metal band from Phoenix AZ. The band released their debut album “Love and Other Disasters” on October 31st, 2018. They played a great set of song that took me back to the early 2000s, including a cover of “Sober” by Tool, which was played beautifully.

The third band to play was Riot/Gear, a hard rock/punk/metal band from Phoenix AZ. The band kept the crowd entertained and on their feet with the high energy that Ken Darling, the lead singer, had throughout the entire performance and also covering “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads.

The fourth band, Crowning Thieves another local band from Phoenix AZ that brought their hard and heavy progressive metal sound.  They kept the crowd excited with the fast guitar solos from Kyle, guitar/vocals, Manlio, guitarist and Jacob, bass player with the addition of the fast drumming from Zac.

The whole band got everyone pumped for the return of Powerman 5000, which were the headliners for the night.

The last band to take the stage was Powerman 5000, who was playing the last show for the tour before heading again to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their 1999 album “Tonight the Stars Revolt”, which received platinum status.

The band opened with the song “Nobody’s Real” with a crowd that sang every word of the song. Spider One, the lead singer, was extremely energetic and kept asking the crowd to participate throughout the entire performance. The band played hit songs like “How To Be A Human”, “Tonight The Stars Revolt”, “Bombshell”, “Super Villain” and it would not be a Powerman 5000 show without the songs “Supernova Goes Pop” and “When Worlds Collide”. The moment that made this show to remember was when the entire venue starting to ask the band to play “V Is For Vampire”, suddenly one the guitar player started playing the intro for the song and the band played the song to a very happy crowd.

If you have never seen Powerman 5000 in concert, you should next time they come near you. They never disappoint, hoping they return to Phoenix AZ very soon, and wish them the best in their upcoming Tour.

We at Global AZ Media would like to thank all of the bands that performed that night, and all of the staff at Club Red for hosting an amazing show.

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