An Intimate Night With Rob Zombie In Los Angeles

Rob Zombie
April 8, 2016
Roxy Theatre- Los Angeles, CA

       It was no surprise that when Rob Zombie announced an intimate show at the 500 capacity Roxy Theatre, that tickets would instantly sell out. Fans packed into the venue, anticipating an amazing, intimate performance.

The 17 song and three encore set began with White Zombie’s, More Human Than Human and continued with Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown and Superbest. Zombie took a moment to talk to the crowd and complained about all the cell phones in the air. “Just put your phones down for 5 minutes. That’s all I ask. Then you can go back to live tweeting about the asshole who made you put your phones away.” Much of the crowd obliged, and with that the band did a live debut of Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O. followed by Thunder Kiss ’65 where Zombie reminisced about the first time they played it at the Whisky A Go Go, a venue just down the street. “We played this song when no one cared about us, or about the other band that was playing with us that night,” and went on to tell the crowd that the other band was Tool.

Deftones-18Following the band’s cover of We’re an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, Zombie debuted yet another new song, Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll in which Zombie asked the crowd to do a singalong for the chorus. He also told the crowd if there was something they were going to record, this was the song to do it, since it’s never been played before. Following was Sick Bubble-Gum in which several huge balloons were tossed into the crowd. After the song, Zombie poked fun at the adult crowd being so entertained with the balloons, and imagined how much crazier they would be if he had cotton candy for them.

Several other songs from Zombie’s upcoming album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser were also performed, much to the crowd’s pleasure, and they included The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore and In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High. 

As the set was nearing it’s end, the band performed Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy) in which Zombie jumped down into the crowd and had fans sing along with him. Shortly after, he told the crowd, “Two letters, G.D.” and while much of the crowd was confused, he pointed toward the VIP section as Glen Danzig agreed to perform a song with them. He came up on stage and they performed the Misfits’ cover of Vampira. 

Zombie confessed to the crowd that this show was in fact a practice round for the guys, and shared how weird of an experience it is because, “our rehearsal space is bigger than the Roxy!”. Nonetheless, Rob Zombie put on an excellent, once in a lifetime show for all the fans, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for their upcoming tour and new album.

Review by: Nicole Lemberg