Vince Neil at The Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY 24-AUG-2019

Vince Neil brings Motley Crew Hits to hungry Louisville fans with KIX!

On December 30, 2015, Mötley Crüe played their final show of their final tour deemed “The Final Tour (All Good Things Must Come to an End)” ending the chance to see the original Crüe members perform live. Frontman Vince Neil, along with an All-Star line-up featuring Slaughter band members Dana Strum on bass, drummer extraordinaire Zoltan Chaney and guitarist Jeff Blando are doing their best to keep the Crüe fires burning brightly.

On what turned out to be a perfect, almost fall-like day in the Commonwealth fairgoers piled into the Texas Roadhouse Concert venue for a chance to get their old school metal on with Vince Neil and Kix. Rolling onto the Kentucky State Fair stage in front of an overflowing crowd of fans Vince Neil wasted no time getting to business launching immediately into “Dr. Feelgood,” “Shout at the Devil,” and “Looks That Kill”.

One Crüe hit after another came rolling from the stage including “Home Sweet Home” sans the piano, “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)” and “Kickstart My Heart” with the venue rocking and singing right along with Vince and the guys.

A highlight of the set was the guys cover of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” with guitarist Jeff Blando tearing through vocals. The evening ended just as fast as it started with blazing renditions of Crüe classics “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Wild Side” closing an awesome night of classic metal!

Shifting the evening into high gear were Maryland based Rockers KIX. In the mid to late ’80s KIX was a force to be reckoned with after a string of hits including “Midnight Dynamite,” “Cold Blood,” and “Blow my Fuse”. Roll forward some years later and nothing seems to have changed. Steve Whiteman is just as engaging as he led KIX through an explosive set! 40 minutes doesn’t leave a lot of time but during their time on stage KIX had everyone up on their feet singing the choruses of almost every song. Taking a very quick minute to address the crowd Steve joked with the fans, ”Where we come from when someone says THANK YOU, you reply with YOU’RE Welcome” which became a thing after KIX ended every song with “Thank You” and the whole crowd responded appropriately. 

KIX Set tonight: “Midnight Dynamite,” “Ring Around Rosie,” “Get It While It’s Hot,” “Girl Money,” “Love Me With Your Top Down,” “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “Same Jane,” “Cold Blood” and “Blow My Fuse” 

Kix is Brian “Damage” Forsythe – guitar & vocals, Ronnie “10/10” Younkins – guitar & vocals, front man and lead singer Steve Whiteman, Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant on drums, and bassist Mark Schenker.

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