Glam rock band The Struts sell out four nights at LA’s Roxy Theater (with Grace Mitchell)

English glam rock band, The Struts, performed at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, California. All four nights at the famous venue on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip were sold-out.

American singer-songwriter, Grace Mitchell, was the opener. It was refreshing to see a talented female musician kicking ass, performing at one of the most notable venues in Hollywood. The lack of female representation in the music industry is ridiculous, especially in a genre [alternative rock] so dominated by men and boy bands. Seeing Grace perform was very inspiring, and her set served as a great precursor to The Struts.

Body to body pressed against the stage, The Roxy was packed with fans of all ages from all over the world. One fan had traveled all the way from Germany! When it was time for The Struts to perform, each member of the band made their way on stage individually. Drummer, Gethin Davies, blew glitter from the palm of his hand into the crowd. Guitar player, Adam Slack, and bassist, Jed Elliott, followed with loud cheers from the crowd. Finally, superstar Luke Spiller walked on stage in a brilliant bright orange jacket and pants set with long white fringe and a sequined top. Luke’s glamorous appearance matched his stage presence. The band as a whole embodied true 70s glam rock, possessing a quality that made it seem like they were plucked straight from the past. It was strangely surreal and felt as if I had been transported back in time to an underground rock show.

The Struts commanded the stage and had the audience eating out of the palms of their hands. The response and participation from the crowd were unlike anything I had seen before. It was a back and forth, a telepathic conversation. Whenever Luke gave direction the audience followed and delivered. “We don’t have any pyrotechnics or fancy lights, but we do have you guys[…] human fireworks!” Luke said. In addition to the amazing performance by the band, there were also several guests who joined throughout the night including Chad Smith, drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Tommy Lee, drummer of Mötley Crüe.

The Struts gave an amazing performance filled with energy, sparkle, glitter, and stellar crowd participation. “When we were in the UK playing shows we couldn’t even fill a phone booth[…] and now that we’re in the United States of America, we get to play amazing sold-out shows like these,” Luke mentioned in between songs. It was a great night filled with wonderful surprises and great music. The Struts will be performing at The Governors Ball Music Festival this weekend in NYC before heading to Europe. For more information check out their website: http://thestruts.rtouring.com/

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Glam rock band The Struts sell out four nights at LA’s Roxy Theater (with Grace Mitchell)

English glam rock band, The Struts, performed at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, California. All four nights at the famous venue on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip were sold-out.

American singer-songwriter, Grace Mitchell, was the opener. It was refreshing to see a talented female musician kicking ass, performing at one of the most notable venues in Hollywood. The lack of female representation in the music industry is ridiculous, especially in a genre [alternative rock] so dominated by men and boy bands. Seeing Grace perform was very inspiring, and her set served as a great precursor to The Struts.

Body to body pressed against the stage, The Roxy was packed with fans of all ages from all over the world. One fan had traveled all the way from Germany! When it was time for The Struts to perform, each member of the band made their way on stage individually. Drummer, Gethin Davies, blew glitter from the palm of his hand into the crowd. Guitar player, Adam Slack, and bassist, Jed Elliott, followed with loud cheers from the crowd. Finally, superstar Luke Spiller walked on stage in a brilliant bright orange jacket and pants set with long white fringe and a sequined top. Luke’s glamorous appearance matched his stage presence. The band as a whole embodied true 70s glam rock, possessing a quality that made it seem like they were plucked straight from the past. It was strangely surreal and felt as if I had been transported back in time to an underground rock show.

The Struts commanded the stage and had the audience eating out of the palms of their hands. The response and participation from the crowd were unlike anything I had seen before. It was a back and forth, a telepathic conversation. Whenever Luke gave direction the audience followed and delivered. “We don’t have any pyrotechnics or fancy lights, but we do have you guys[…] human fireworks!” Luke said. In addition to the amazing performance by the band, there were also several guests who joined throughout the night including Chad Smith, drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Tommy Lee, drummer of Mötley Crüe.

The Struts gave an amazing performance filled with energy, sparkle, glitter, and stellar crowd participation. “When we were in the UK playing shows we couldn’t even fill a phone booth[…] and now that we’re in the United States of America, we get to play amazing sold-out shows like these,” Luke mentioned in between songs. It was a great night filled with wonderful surprises and great music. The Struts will be performing at The Governors Ball Music Festival this weekend in NYC before heading to Europe. For more information check out their website: http://thestruts.rtouring.com/

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