It has been over 25 years since the debut Danger Danger album and, for the past couple of years, the New Jersey hard rockers have been celebrating that fact by doing some rare tours and pulling those awesome tunes out of the armory. In Golden on Saturday night, they sounded perfect.
We arrived at this great venue in time to hear the end of Mr. Steak’s set. These locals play covers of hair metal favorites from the MTV era, decked out in spandex and big hair wigs. Loads of fun, and the perfect warm up for this show.
Next up is LVictoria. When we interviewed her to preview this show, she told us that, “We’re excited to see everybody. We love Danger Danger. We’ve been touring with Bret Michaels and Ace Frehley, and we just love that we get to play with our rock heroes. We’re going to give a lot of energy to the audience. We’re really excited.”
That’s exactly what she did. With a female sleaze sound reminiscent of the likes of Lita Ford and Vixen, LVictoria bounded onto the stage, all energy and enthusiasm, and never let up. Some of the banter came across a touch rehearsed but she can be forgiven for that. Her band was super-tight, and the songs were incredibly catchy. Great set.
And then it was time for Danger Danger who, despite some initial sound issues, rocked in with “Monkey Business.” Ted Poley’s voice sounded as good as ever, and the band sounded huge. Every DD song you’d want to hear was aired, including “Don’t Walk Away,” “Boys Will be Boys,” “Crazy Nites,” and “I Still Think About You,” plus the closing couplet of “Bang Bang” and “Naughty Naughty.”
When bands of this era reunite, the results can be a little tragic. Not here. Danger Danger 2015 is a lean, mean rock machine and it means business.