Lizzy Borden – 30 Years of American Metal Tour 2013


I got to go back in time somewhat this week. The setting could have been 1985. On Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California hanging out in the famed bars and clubs of the strip such as The Rainbow Bar & Grill (alas no Lemmy) and Whisky a Go Go. These were the epicentre of LA metal back in the day.

Rainbow Bar & Grill Hollywood
Outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood

I had come to see Lizzy Borden celebrating 30 years of American Metal. This band was formed in Hollywood way back in 1983 and they were part of the LA “Glam Metal” scene. In 2013 they are more a “shock rock” type of metal band with gothic and gory undertones and had come home to celebrate in style with a great performance. 

Whisky A Go Go Lizzy Borden Hollywood 2013
30 years of American Metal
Lizzy Borden back in the day (1986)
Lizzy Borden back in the day (1986)

Lizzy was ably supported by 5 opening acts – Black Mourning, Fall of Man, Chemical Burn, Faded Sun and White Wizzard. This was all for under $25! You can’t beat that especially in such a famous place.

On this tour the show involved lots of fake blood, stage props, numerous masks, costumes, great heavy metal and even go go dancers! Got to love LA metal!

Lizzy Borden Whisky A Go Go Hollywood 2013
Ready to rock the Whisky a Go Go
Lizzy Borden Whisky A Go Go Hollywood 2013
Lizzy Borden
30 years of American Metal Lizzy Borden 2013 Whisky a Go Go
Great stage show
Lizzy Borden
Metal and dancers!

Lizzy Borden 30 years American Metal 2013The setlist played by Lizzy included the following songs:

Red Rum

Eyes of a Stranger

Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover)

Master of Disguise

Me Against The World

American Metal

Give Em’ The Axe

30 years of American Metal
Lizzy
Lizzy Borden 30 years of American Metal 2013 Whisky a Go Go
You want blood?
Lizzy Borden Whisky a go go 2013
You got it!

In a great metal moment I got splashed across the face with fake blood from a bloody rose that Lizzy threw into the crowd! It was dripping down my face and I looked a mess. I doubt I will ever get to say that again (wish I had taken a photo)! Loved it, what a night!

Lizzy Borden Whisky A Go Go Hollywood 2013 Bloody Roses
Here come the bloody roses!
30 years of American Metal Lizzy Borden
30 years of American Metal

Rock on \m/(>.<)\m/

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