Saturday Nov. 19, The Rockbar Theater Reno welcomed alternative rockers Puddle of Mudd to the stage along with metal rockers Ikki Crane.
Puddle of Mudd put on a great set and played around 90 minutes. The attendance for this show was the Rockbar’s biggest since the venue’s opening earlier this year. Over 700 Puddle of Mudd fans waited in line outside the venue before the doors opened. Inside the venue it was pretty much packed both upstairs in the VodkaBar as well as the main floor downstairs in front of the stage, including the VIP section.
Current members include, Wesley Reid Scantlin (lead vocals, guitar), Matt Fuller (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael John Adams (bass, backing vocals) and Dave Moreno (drums, backing vocals).
The set list went something like this:
“Control’, “Drift & Die”, “Abrasive”, “Stoned”, “Away From Me”, “Rocket Man” (Elton John Cover), “Psycho”, “Out Of My Head”, “Nothing Left To Lose”, “Thinking About You”, “Spaceship”, “Blood On The Table”, “Already Gone”, “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones Cover) and two encore songs, “Blurry” and “She Hates Me”.
I’ve seen Puddle of Mudd several times before, and this was by far the best I have ever seen them play a “live” show. Wes Scantlin was in top form thanks to the Rockbar owners keeping an eye open to make sure that the band, and especially Scantlin, played to the best of their ability. A job well done.
This show is just what the Rockbar Theater Reno needed. It’s shows like this that will keep the fans coming back for more.
A great time was had by all. To see what’s next at the Rockbar go to their web-site at http://rockbartheater.com/
Always remember to support the local bands and venues … Go To a Show!
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John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, “that’s what I want to do.” After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies.