SiriusXM and Live Nation have been presenting a 21 city U.S. trek dubbed “Hair Nation” tour featuring Jack Russell’s Great White, Enuff Z’Nuff and BulletBoys. The tour offers listeners and music fans across the country the chance to see these bands who have been giving us decades of larger-than-life rock music, and the tour has been be hosted by music industry veteran, author and SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk, who is appearing in person at some of the tour dates.
The Fort Lauderdale night of Hair Nation Tour 2018 began with The No. 13s representing the local Rock n’ Roll scene with their classic sound 70’s punk rock vibe. The room started to fill up slowly as they warmed us up for the great night that was coming ahead.
Enuff Z’Nuff took the stage with their characteristic bright colors and great sense of humor. Their set was a great mixture of classics like “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing” with “Metalheart” and “Diamond Boy” from their 2018 album with the same name. Chip was sharing stories of crazy past nights when someone threw a joint at him, which he casually picked and lit up making the crowd laugh and go wild.
Up next came BulletBoys, and even though their set was short they delivered an energy-packed performance paired with a powerful sound. From the first notes they ripped it up, and they did so until the very last chord. They played a couple songs from their new album, “From Out Of The Skies”, which was released on March 23 via Frontiers Music Srl, and you could tell they loved being on stage with each other. Marq Torien on vocals and guitar definitely showcased the most energetic side of them all, putting a great performance full of dancing and amazing guitar playing. Every single song blended perfectly with the next, starting with “Whatcha Don’t”, passing through covers of The O’Jays and Elton John to classics like “Hard as a Rock” and “Smooth Up in Ya”. BulletBoys are so much more than just another band from ‘back in the day’, and their set was packed with wonderful melodies and a surging dynamism.
Last but definitely not least we got the most awaited act of the night, Jack Russell’s Great White. The band features former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell and bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist), joined by Dan McNay (MONTROSE) on bass, Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar and Dicki Fliszar (BRUCE DICKINSON) on drums. After over 40 years of rocking hard, Jack shows no signs of stopping. The performance was marked by Jack’s amazing voice, talented musicians and a wonderful show of friendship with the other bands on the tour. Marq Torien came on stage once again to sign a cover of “I Need to Know” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Chip Z’Nuff accompanied Jack while signing the classic “Once Bitten Twice Shy”. The crowd sang along to the iconic Great White’s power ballad “Save Your Love” filling the air with great sense of nostalgy for that decade of hair metal and wild love stories.
If you see the Hair Nation tour heading your way make sure to go check it out, you certainly won’t regret it!
ENUFF Z’NUFF Set-List:
Baby Loves You / Kiss the Clown / Metal Heart / In the Groove / Guitar Solo / Diamond Boy / Fly High Michelle / New Thing
Whatcha Don’t / Hard as a Rock / Hell on My Heels / THC Groove / For the Love of Money (The O’Jays cover) / The Bitch Is Back (Elton John cover) / Smooth Up in Ya
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE Set-List:
Out of the Night / Lady Red Light / Can’t Shake It / All Over Now / Face the Day / Mista Bone (Train kept a Rollin’ interlude) / Save Your Love / House of Broken Love / Call It Rock ‘n’ Roll / Rollin’ Stoned / Desert Moon / Rock Me / I Need to Know (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover, joined by Marq Torien on vocals) / Once Bitten Twice Shy (Joined By Chip Z’Nuff on Vocals)