LIVE! : Cinderella
by Deb Rao
June 4, 2011 at Chrome Showroom in Las Vegas, NV.
The 2011 Summer Vegas concert series is heating up, as one of the top bands to emerge out of the ’80s genre Cinderella performed a sold out show at the Chrome Showroom in Las Vegas at Santa Fe Station on June 4.
In the past, I have been to the Chrome Showroom numerous times and recently they have added seats to the general admission floor seating. The venue has great acoustics and was a perfect setting for the Cinderella concert.
Cinderella hit the stage at 8:30 P.M. for an hour of blockbuster hits. Opening with “Once Around The Ride”, the momentum of the night did let up. The set list speaks volume of the bands elaborate career, as they launched into one of their biggest hits “Shake Me.” Hot on the heels of their 25th Anniversary Tour, Tom Keifer thanked the audience for supporting the band for 25 years on the song “Coming Home.”
Highlights of the evening included the acoustic song “Heartbreak Station” in which Tom Keifer showcased his bluesy vocal style. Tom also brought out the famous double neck on “Night Songs,” played piano on “Don’t Know What You Got,” and played saxophone on encore “Shelter Me.”
The hard-driving rhythm section of bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury fueled the blues hard rock sound. Cinderella rolled through these classics hits with much passion. It is hard to believe the band was celebrating their 25th Anniversary. The concert was a trip down memory lane. A deja vu’ so to speak. I had the opportunity to speak to Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham after the show, and both agreed the tour has been going great so far! Be sure to check out Cinderella coming to a city near you this summer. For more info visit www.cinderella.net.
Cinderella Set List:
Once Around The Ride
Somebody Save Me
More Things Change
Don’t Know What You Got
Long Cold Winter