Airbourne - Shepherds Bush Empire, London
It has only been about four weeks since Airbourne last came into land, putting on a rocking performance on the Saturn stage at Sonisphere, including a death defying climb from frontman Joel 80ft in the air above the stage. Their Shepherds Bush show was a rescheduled date from last year, after having to postpone their previous London date and athough they had only played Sonisphere weeks before, this was still a sell out show.
Arriving on stage at 9:15, the band started their set off with 'Raise The Flag', from their recent album No Guts, No Glory and it didn't take long for Joel to start running across the stage with his guitar, inspiring many crowd surfers to making their way to the front, including an older gentlemen who was then congratulated by younger fans at the front.
Although it could be argued their songs have a familiar sound and feeling, there is no denying that these guys really know how to get a crowd going - and also how to write catchy songs. They are quite possibly one of the most energetic bands I have ever seen; from start to finish they put there all into their performance and leave the audience wanting more. It's only rock 'n' roll - but I still like it!
Setlist: Raise The Flag / Born To Kill / Diamond in the Rough / Blonde, Bad & Beautiful / Chewin’ The Fat / Girls In Black / Bottom Of The Well / Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women / Blackjack / No Way But The Hard Way / Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast / Runnin’ Wild / Stand Up for Rock N’ Roll