MONSTER TRUCK | 07.12.2018 | Newcastle Metro Arena | PHOTOS

MONSTER TRUCK | 07.12.2018 | Newcastle Metro Arena | PHOTOS

Monster Truck – 7th December 2018 – Newcastle Metro Arena

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

It’s always frustrating when the city hosts great gigs on the same night. Tonight there were four that I can think of (possibly more actually) that would have been up my street, but you can’t do them all as they say! However, you can try to do the next best thing and time it so you catch some of the bands. So I managed two of the three band bill at the Arena tonight!

Monster Truck opening up on this current Black Stone Cherry tour set things in motion with the title track of their latest album True Rockers and waste no time getting things warmed up during their brief 8 song set. It’s a nicely balanced choice of songs over their three albums giving any new listeners a fair idea of their sound Old Train from the first album being a personal favourite. By the time newer songs Evolution and Devil Don’t Care have sunk in they finish up their time with bangers She’s A Witch and The Lion with a promise of a headline return next year (dates announced a few days later) and have firmly hooked a large section of the crowd who have been pouring in throughout! It’s sometimes a shame the three band bills have to stipulate such short (early) sets BUT it gets the bands exposure and gain new fans.

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