"Return of the Dreads" tour
Camden, NJ. Sept. 2, 2016
John 5 interview talking "Lords of Salem" soundtrack work
Rob Zombie returned to the Philadelphia are Friday night September 2nd as the "Return of the Dreads" tour with Korn and In This Moment pulled into the BB&T Pavilion just across the Delaware River in Camden, NJ. Zombie is touring in support of his album "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser". He's also promoting his upcoming horror movie "31".
Zombie, John 5 (guitar), Piggy D (bass), and Ginger Fish (drums) are one of the coolest bands to see live. Their musicianship is superb and if you're a fan of horror the stage, the characters that join the show, and the phenomenal films that play behind the band will kick your ass!
For this tour, a super-sized "boom box" flanked the stage (it was a "Satan o Sonic" model with a cassette of "Dead City Radio" in it) as well as several cool devil heads. Zombie and the band took to the stage as the beginning chants of "Electric Warlock Acid Witch" played through the house pa. John 5 kicked off "Dead City Radio" as Zombie's high-energy stage presence fired up the crowd. I had been to Holmdel, NJ three days earlier to see the show and tonight in Camden seemed to satisfy Zombie much more. At one point at the end he took to playing a brief guitar solo, his wife Sheri Moon Zombie came out and joined him on stage twice, and the time he spent leaving the stage after the last song was much longer than in Holmdel. Zombie is a Philadelphia Flyer's fan so I truly feel he loves playing here. "Living Dead Girl", "Dragula", and "Thunder Kiss '65" tore through the crowd and for sure "Gore Whore" and "We're An American Band" were two highlights of the night. And definitely hearing the band take on Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing" leading into "Living Dead Girl" was surprising and very cool to witness.
After the final song of the set "We're An American Band" a trailer for the new Rob Zombie movie "31" played. The crowd loved it and let me tell you, I saw the movie Thursday night (yes, I saw Zombie live Tuesday and Friday and the movie on Thursday) and it is a total mind fuck! The trailer gets across the point of the movie but Zombie filmed this one so well and with so much attention to the small details that it will absolutely become another cult hit!
Zombie has a few more live dates announced so if you can go catch the band when they come to town. And stay tuned for news on the nationwide release of "31".
Piggy D interview talking "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor"
Rob Zombie in concert photos
Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
Wild Thing (cover of Tone Loc version)
Living Dead Girl
Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O.
More Human Than Human
Never Gonna Stop
The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
House of 1000 Corpses
John 5 solo
Thunder Kiss '65
We're An American Band
Ginger Fish interview backstage at the 2013 Mayhem Festival