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Concert Review and Photos: ROB ZOMBIE in Bonner Springs, Kansas

Providence Amphitheater | Bonner Springs, KS | 17 July 2019

The latest incarnation of the notorious “Twins of Evil” tour featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson kicked off on July 9, 2019, in Baltimore, MD, and will conclude on August 18, 2019, in Gilford, NH. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the six-week-long co-headlining “Hell Never Dies Tour 2019” made a stop in Bonner Springs, KS at the Providence Amphitheater.

Despite soaring temperatures and heat warnings in the area, fans packed the venue to witness the two leviathans of heavy music deliver energetic sets filled with fan-favorite hits from their respective discographies.

Starting the evening’s entertainment were Canadian indy-art rockers, Payale Royale, who kicked things off under a blazing sun with a cover of The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”. The band continued to deliver a high-energy set featuring tracks from their recent double album, “Boom Boom Room – Side A and Side B”, which set the tone for the rest of the evening.

When the headlining act hit the stage, the crowd erupted with cheers at the sound of the opening track, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown”. The band continued with a steady stream of hits from their back catalog of albums, including “Superbeast”, and fan-favorites “Living Dead Girl” and “More Human Than Human”. Rob Zombie has always been an entertainer that has consistently delivered a high-energy, visually stunning performance, and Wednesday’s show was no exception. Zombie’s charisma and showmanship always engage the crowd into participating, whether via singalongs or direct interaction, as was the case during John 5’s guitar solo, when Zombie went into the crowd to snap some photos with longtime tour photographer, Rob Fenn. The band then launched into “Thunder Kiss ‘65”, before ending the main set with a rendition of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”. They returned to the stage for two additional encores, adding a total of three more songs to the evening’s setlist, including the White Zombie track, “Super-Charger Heaven”.

All photos by Thomas Woroniak Photography


Thomas Woroniak

Owner/Editor/Photographer/Journalist at AntiHero Magazine -- Thomas is a concert photographer and writer living in the Kansas City, MO area. When he isn't elbowing people in the photo pit, he makes an actual living as a web developer and freelance motion graphics designer. He is also a guitarist and studied music composition at the University of Illinois at Chicago -- Author: Thomas Woroniak

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