Having seen Lita Ford perform once in the past, I walked into Sunday night’s show expecting a good performance- however Lita and her band well exceeded my expectations.
Opening her fifteen song set with the hit “Gotta Let Go”, she fed off the crowd’s high energy and excitement from the opening note all the way to when she strummed her guitar for the last time during her closing song “Kiss Me Deadly”. Having the headlining spot, she performed a great variety of songs from her 80’s and 90’s albums including “Can’t Catch Me”, “Falling In and Out of Love”, “Hungry” and “Playin’ With Fire”. Alongside those were two Runaways hits, “Cherry Bomb” and “Black Leather” as well as her cover of Elton John’s hit “The Bitch is Back” which appears on her 2012 studio release Living Like A Runaway. Backing Lita Ford is Patrick Kennison on guitar, Marty O’Brien on bass and Bobby Rock on drums- all of which performed amazingly well. In the middle of “Can’t Catch Me” Bobby Rock performed a great drum solo that had the crowd infatuated. Bobby’s drum solo is up there with the best of ’em- technically it was profound, all while keeping the audience entertained and involved. And speaking of profound, Patrick Kennison’s vocals on “Close My Eyes Forever” were phenomenal. His vocal tone sounds uncannily similar to Ozzy’s, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was extremely impressed with his performance. The crowd was enamored by Lita and her band who performed with little to no faults or errors Sunday night. This was a show full of energy, given to us by a band who seemed genuinely happy and excited to perform and is surely one you won’t want to miss.