Tuesday night The Struts proved to the crowd at the Pageant that Rock n Roll is not dead. It seems every so many years someone brings up the subject that Rock n Roll is dead or at least dying and around the same time a surge of bands emerge that defy those comments. Currently two bands are making some waves in the field of Rock n Roll one being Greta Van Fleet and the other one is The Struts.
The Struts have grown a very loyal and dedicated fan base in their short careers. While waiting for The Struts to take the stage I overheard many fans in the front few rows talking about following the band on tour and seeing them several times on this tour, the people behind me had drove from South Dakota just to see them here in St. Louis.
As soon as the band took stage charismatic Luke Spiller starts working the crowd into a frenzy before kicking into ‘Primadonna Like Me’ off their new album ‘Young & Dangerous’. The Struts’ Luke Spiller is the musical love child of ‘Queen’s’ Freddie Mercury and ‘The Rolling Stone’s’ Mick Jagger. Spiller has the flamboyance of Freddie Mercury, the Swagger of Mick Jagger, and commands the stage better than musicians that have been around twice as long as The Struts. The band continued with another song from their second album ‘Body Talks’ before playing ‘Kiss This’ off their debut album ‘Everybody Wants’. Even though the band only has one album under their belts and a second one on the way (released on October 26th) each song sounds like a hit.
About halfway into their set the band plays a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In the Dark” included a young audience member being chosen to play the role of Courtney Cox. The band had been sticking to the same set from the past few nights but when a fan yelled out for the band to play ‘The Ol’ Switcheroo’. The band finished their set with ‘Where Did She Go’. After a short break the band came back out for a three song encore and closed the night with ‘Could Have Been Me’. For anyone in the crowd The Struts proved once again that Rock n Roll is not dead.
- Primadonna Like Me
- Body Talks
- Kiss This
- Fire (Part 1)
- Dirty Sexy Money
- One Night Only
- Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)
- Mary Go Round
- The Ol’ Switcheroo (Request from crowd)
- Put Your Money on Me
- Bulletproof Baby
- Where Did She Go
- Somebody New
- Ashes (Part 2)
- Could Have Been Me
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