The one and only Rob Zombie destroyed PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey Friday May 11th, 2012. It didn’t hurt that he had Lacuna Coil and Megadeth there to help out, but Zombie did a pretty damn good job of rocking Jersey on his own.
Opening up with “Jesus Frankenstein,” Zombie and Crew delivered non-stop rock and roll, covering ground for fans of all ages. One highlight of every Zombie show is “More Human Than Human.” Regardless of the level of your fandom, you can’t help but scream the lyrics, jump up and down, and bang your head. I personally enjoyed hearing “Black Sunshine” followed by “Mars Needs Women.” Nothing sums up Zombie’s career better than that progression…early 90s White Zombie followed by one of his most recent hits.
The encore brought Zombie and Crew decked out in red full-length coats, along with a sick staircase for Zombie to climb up and lead the crowd in singing “Dragula.”
All in all, it was your standard Zombie show (and that’s not a bad thing!). Great fire, great lights, great stage set-up…There seemed to be a little something extra in everyone’s performance though. There’s no doubt that everyone is excited to be on the road touring with an act like Megadeth. I think the level of excitement had to do more with this particular show being the tour opener. Sometimes with acts it’s easy to worry that the opening night won’t be that good. You have to work out kinks, everything might not be running perfectly.
With Zombie and Crew, though, that was not the case. It was a flawless show with a near-perfect setlist. If you haven’t seen a Zombie show, I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but do whatever you have to to see him soon. It’s a show you won’t want to miss, and it’s a show you will want to see again and again and again.
Rob Zombie…you did not disappoint. Thank you for another killer show!
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