FLOGGING MOLLY | 06.12.2018 |  Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

FLOGGING MOLLY | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

Flogging Molly – 6th December 2018 – Fireball Fuelling The Fire – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

It’s a tall order to follow The Bronx, but follow it they did! Amid a barrage of lights and confetti cannons Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly took to the stage and had the crowd bouncing up and down fists held high! That mix of Irish folk and ballsy punk just gets people going and the banjo-led anthem of Drunken Lullabies is aired early in the set to a huge reception! But the momentum is kept up throughout building up to a marvellous Seven Deadly Sins and What’s Left Of The Flag bringing a massive smile to face remembering all the times the club floor would vibrate to the stomping when we played it out!

The Fireball tour is always a joy to attend, always a great line up. I’m glad they’re only a once a year thing, when I saw how much the night had taken out of so many of the revellers. They’ll need that time to recover!

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THE BRONX | 06.12.2018 |  Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

THE BRONX | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

The Bronx – 6th December 2018 – Fireball Fuelling The Fire – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

The Bronx - 6th December 2018 - Fireball Fuelling The Fire - Newcastle O2 Academy
The Bronx – 6th December 2018 – Fireball Fuelling The Fire – Newcastle O2 Academy

I’ve often been told that The Bronx are one THEE best live punk bands out there but until tonight I’ve only ever seen the side project El Mariachi Bronx. Holy crap man, the information I’d been given was not wrong! Absolutely ferocious!!

Kicking off with Unholy Hand, Sore Throat and Shitty Future the band were taking no prisoners! The 14 song set was 100% full on from start to finish, both the band and the crowd were wild. The guitar riff from Knifeman, in particular, sparked off crowd surfers and circle pits, much to smiling frontman Matts’ delight. So much so he performed They Will Kill Us All from the centre of a full-on mosh pit.

Closing the set with History’s Stranglers I have to say that The Bronx are one of the most exciting bands I’ve seen in a long time I even said to a friend “good luck to the headliners trying to follow that”.

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FACE TO FACE | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | PHOTOS

FACE TO FACE | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | PHOTOS

Face To Face – 6th December 2018 – Fireball Fuelling The Fire – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

The screen shows a projection stating “So Cal Face To Face Est 1991“ 1991?! It is hard to believe that it’s taken 27 years to get Face To Face to Newcastle but they more than made up for it with a blistering set of melodic punk! I always tip my hat to punk drummers they have their work cut out for them but Danny Thompson absolutely smashed it. I reckon if he had a pedometer on he’d have done at least a marathon in distance!

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LOST IN STEREO | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | PHOTOS

LOST IN STEREO | 06.12.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | PHOTOS

Lost In Stereo – 6th December 2018 – Fireball Fuelling The Fire – Newcastle O2 Academy

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

This years Fuelling The Fire tour sponsored by Fireball whisky was back at the Academy recently and once again gave people a fantastic five-band lineup at a very affordable price! Sadly due to time constraints, I didn’t see the opening band who won a battle of the bands contest to open the show but I’m sure the judges chose an appropriately cracking opener!

Lost In Stereo take to the stage and their youthful enthusiasm knows no bounds with energetic punchy pop-punk anthems that given a little time will be belting out as headliner encores.

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