Heavy metal titans Doro and Metal Church teamed up for a co-headlining tour across the USA. It would make for a great night for classic metal for fans of all ages. What better venue to hold a show of this caliber than the legendary Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip. Even before Metal Church went on, the venue was already packed with fans as they were clearly eager to get their weekend started.
Metal Church released their twelfth studio album Damned If You Do in 2018. They came out to a packed venue and were welcomed by the audience as they started the show with the title track from the new album, Damned If You Do. Hearing a classic heavy metal band is always a breath of fresh air. Vocalist Mike Howe returned to the band in 2015 since first leaving in 1995 when Metal Church disbanded. It’s great to have Howe back in the lineup as Metal Church still sounds great as they delivered tracks like Badlands, Date With Poverty and No Friend of Mine. The crowd came alive the most when Metal Church played their best tracks Start the Fire, Watch the Children Pray and Beyond the Black. All those songs had the fans singing along and raising their horns in the air. The show seemed to come to an end when they played By the Numbers. Metal Church left the stage, but the fans kept cheering for them. After a quick break, Metal Church came back out for some encores. The first encore was Fake Healer. The fans kept the energy going as they continuously cheered. The end their performance, Metal Church played In Mourning before leaving the stage once again as they made way for the headlining act of the night.
German metal queen Doro Pesch released her new double album Forever Warriors/Forever United in 2018. By the time Doro and her band was getting ready to come on stage, the venue was packed with metalheads from various age groups. The band members came out with Doro being last. They started the show with the classic I Rule the Ruins from when Doro fronted the heavy metal band, Warlock. Joining her from her Warlock days is guitarist Tommy Bolan who shredded each track played live to perfection and is an absolute madman of a performer. The next track was Earthshaker Rock followed by Raise Your Fist in the Air. The fans were loving every moment of this energetic performance. Doro was very active on stage as she would run around and raise her fists to the loudness of the music. Doro would next play a song from the new albums titled Bastardos and it was heavy metal goodness. One of the highlights of the night was when Doro once again went back to her Warlock roots and played the band’s most popular track, Burning the Witches. The fans would sing along to the song’s catchy chorus as well as raise their metal horns and bang their heads. Doro would continue to deliver plenty of heavy metal classics including Hellbound, All We Are, East Meets West, and even a Judas Priest cover of Breaking the Law which got the crowd pumped up singing along to one of metal’s greatest songs. To end the night, Doro played the metal anthem We Are the Metalheads which is always played at the German metal festival, Wacken Open Air. Doro finished up the show and left, but not before thanking everyone that came out. Doro always puts on a great show for her fans and always show full appreciation to everyone in the audience and proves why she’s the metal queen.