The ever so famous super group that consists of Motley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, Guns N' Roses DJ Ashba and famed producer James Michael have come back together as Sixx:A.M. to promote their third album release Modern Vintage and first national headlining tour in several years.
Their latest record Modern Vintage was released late last fall through a surprise performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles with the announcement of the tour which included the Finnish Apocalyptica as direct support.
With the show full of fans of all these wonderful acts -- whether a fan of of their previous bands or a new fan of Sixx:A.M. -- not a single fan was left disappointed on their performance of these extremely talented musicians. Classically opening the set with their “X-Mas in Hell” tune, they immediately opened the show with “Let’s Go.” With the crowd already chanting along, the hits that were especially loud included, “This is Gonna Hurt”, “Pray For Me” and “Gotta Get It Right.” The band also performed The Cars cover of “Drive” which was cheered on by the fans. Sixx:A.M. “closed” with the ever so famous “Stars” but the crowd knew there was still an encore to come which included “Skin” and their first big hit “Life is Beautiful” which the entire Theatre smiled about.
Sixx:A.M. are on their third album, Modern Vintage under Eleven Seven Records, a follow up to This is Gonna Hurt and The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, both which were accompanied with a book by Nikki Sixx. Modern Vintage is the first album which was written without an accompanying book but was their first headlining tour and first tour in nearly six years.
The Finnish based Apocalyptica, also under the Eleven Seven family with Better Noise Records, have just released their latest album, Shadowmaker. The crowd are always found fascinated how three metal musicians come together with three large cellos and produce a magical accompaniment to songs such as Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and Sepultura’s “Inquisition Symphony.” Apocalyptica additionally performed their own “Shadowmaker” the current single off the latest same titled album.
Opening the show was New York City’s own local Honor Among Thieves who have been around for the better part of 15 years and have remained with a strong local fan base whenever they perform. They represented what New York City Rock and Roll is all about and definitely gained some new fans at this show they were given the opportunity to perform at.
Photos from the New York City show at Best Buy Theater are located in the gallery.