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A fist pumping great time for vampires,
zombies, gore whores and aliens alike

Rob Zombie
AVA Amphitheater
Tucson, AZ
November 4, 2017
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Review and photos by Frances Sealy

Fans were either on their feet or standing on the chairs during Rob Zombie's performance as they didn't want to miss a second of his electrifying show. Zombie is often compared to Alice Cooper, the king of shock rock. The comparison is a fair one but Zombie has taken the horror rock show to the next level.

The stage was set with a huge boombox, vampire and zombie faces, elaborate satanic microphone stands, crowd surfing E.Ts, and a backdrop of King Kong in the background. It was a spectacle with Zombie in his cowboy hat and metallic jacket with its long fringes. The hat was not in place for very long, replaced with Zombie's long dread locks moving with Zombie's dance movements. The giant devil emerged for "Superbeast," early in the set.

Zombie announced that they only had two more shows left and then they will "go away for a really long time." He said, "Every time I turn on the TV there is something that depresses me. There is news on top of news on top of news. And now I realize that everyone in Hollywood is a scumbag. Each person is shittier than the next one. Trust me, they are. I really don't care about that. All I care about is your safety when it comes to U.F.O. abduction. I've noticed that the percentage of Zombie fans tend to see U.F.O.'s especially after the show, perhaps seven or eight beers later. They do see UFOs."

Zombie's interactions with the crowd occurred often that included dashing from one end of the stage to the other while jumping on and off the monitors and platforms. It culminated when he left the band on stage and took a stroll down through the aisles of the venue that included the lawn area. This was a thrill for the fans located in the back.

Musical highlights included "Living Dead Girl," "Well, Everybody's F--king in a U.F.O.," "Thunder Kiss '65," "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore" and "Blizkrieg Bop." Zombie does a mean "School's Out" as a tribute to one of his main influences, Alice Cooper. Throughout the show fans were shouting the lyrics to the songs.

The vampires, zombies, gore whores, aliens alike had a head bobbing, fist pumping great time.
Set List:
1. The Last of the Demons Defeated
2. Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
3. Superbeast
4. In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
5. Living Dead Girl
6. Scum of the Earth
7. Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O.
8. More Human Than Human
(White Zombie song)
9. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
10.The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
11. Guitar Solo
12. Thunder Kiss '65 (White Zombie song)
13. Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
14. School's Out (Alice Cooper cover)
15. Get Your Boots On! That's the End of Rock and Roll
16. American Witch
17. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga

18. Dragula
19. Wurdalak
20. The Life and Times of a Teenage Rock God

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