On this day – 10 years ago… November 23rd, 2012, we had the great Steel Panther in town, on their Balls Out Tour, part of an MMR concert event at the Tower Theater. This show was significant for a couple of reasons – this was the first Philly show Steel Panther had played at a venue other than the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street. And if you go way back with Panther, you may have seen them at Bam Margera’s old club The Note in West Chester in October of 2009. The other reason is, Preston Elliot had the chance to hop up on stage, behind the drum kit, with the Sunset Strip rockers for a blistering Kinks cover of “You Really Got Me”. Presbo has jammed with Steel Panther a few times, like at the TLA and also at one of our MMRBQ’s in Camden.
Here is the setlist from the Tower Theater (11/23/12):
- Supersonic Sex Machine
- Tomorrow Night
- Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)
- Asian Hooker
- Just Like Tiger Woods
- Let Me C*m In
- If You Really Really Love Me
- Guitar Solo
- Turn Out the Lights
- Girl From Oklahoma
- That’s What Girls Are For
- You Really Got Me (Kinks cover) (Preston from WMMR played drums)
- Party All Day (F*ck All Night)
- Eyes of a Panther
- Encore: Community Property
- Death to All but Metal
This was the promotional poster for the Philly show at the Tower with my ticket stub from that night. I also caught one of Lexxi Foxx’s picks.
I had the opportunity to get their sophomore album signed at Campout for Hunger the year they stopped by to chat with the gang.
This picture was taken in the basement of the Gramercy Theatre in New York City back in 2010/11 (somewhere around there). The late, great Rabbi & I took the trek up to the Big Apple to welcome Michael, Satchel, Lexxi & Stix back to the east coast. And, of course, we’re definitely looking forward to having them back through the area in 2023, with the release of their forthcoming, 6th studio album ‘On The Prowl’ due out on February 24th.
Between the b*tchin’ music and the comedic banter between Michael Starr, Satchel and the boys, seeing Steel Panther LIVE should be a must for any music lover!
See ya at the next show! -bp