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2001 UK Tour Reports by John Shearer



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Rose Tattoo Warm-up Show Location: Army & Navy Pub Chelmsford Essxex Date: 29.5.2001. Rose Tattoo played this secret warm-up gig at the Army & Navy Pub in Essex. The Tatts havenít hit these shores for 2 decades. I was privileged to attend this warm-up show Thanks to Sean Hudson & Joe at Future Management. A full 15 song set list blew away the local punters at the Army & Navy Pub. Around 100 people enjoyed the Tatts set. Angry did his usual ranting & raving, giving the crowd abuse, with Peter Wells arse kicking slide guitar girding to the old chest nuts such as Bad Boy For Love and Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw. Thatís why this bands so special and have lots of talent. Steve Kingís excellent bass guitar playing during The Butcher & Fast Eddy was just amazing and Rocking Rob Riley kicks a mean Rhythm sound during Rock n Roll Is King and Scarred For Life. Paul DeMarco did a great intro to We Canít Be Beaten and to Nice boys Donít Play Rock n Roll...you wanna bet! These guys are back and souding better and better.It shouldnít have taken the Tatts this long to play the U.K. I hope the Tatts come back again again, we need down to earth bands like THE TATTS and not these crap new bands of to-day. THE TATTS finished off with We Canít Be Beaten and Suicide City. It was a great night of pure Rock 'n' Roll and we need more of it. Rose Tattoo Milton Keynes Woughton Leisure Centre Rose Tattoo start off their first U.K Tour 2001 at the Milton Keynes Woughton Lesure Centre to an average crowd of locals. Rose Tattoo hit the stage promoting their 25 To Life double best of CD recorded at Wacken Open Air festival in Germany last year. The Tatts strolled onto the stage and burst into Out Of This Place then went straight into Bad boy For Love. The crowd loved every minute of the Tatts performace. It was great to see the large backdrop of the Rose Tattoo Logo Double headed Snakes etc. The Track List: Out Of This place Bad Boy For Love One Of The boys Assault & Battery The Butcher & Fast Eddy Tramp Rock 'n' Roll Is King Remedy Astra Wally Scarred For Life Manzil Madness Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw Nice Boys Suicide City Rose Tattoo London Astoria L.A.2 1.6.2001 Rose Tattoo hit the stage to a full house at the Mean Fiddler show to a welcome return to London. The crowd got really crazy as soon as THE TATTS burst into their usual sound of rock n roll. Rose Tattoo opened the show with Out Of This Place, they went straight into Bad Boy For Love. Rose Tattoo were out to boogie through the night at the London Astoria. The Tatts playing the same set they played at Wacken open Air Festival in Germany last year. The Tatts are here to promote their 25 To Life Double best of Live CD. Angry did his usual Ranting & Raving at the London audience giving them pelters during the end of Scarred For Life. Rocking Rob Riley pulling some amazing faces towards Angry and Bass player Steve King whoís inro to the old Chestnut The Butcher & Fast Eddy and the awesome slide guitar of Peter Wells playing a Flying V guitar, Paul DeMarco does an amazing drum intro on We Canít Be Beaten...a crowd pleasing song which got everyone singing to. You can't get enough of Rose Tattoo music, itís the best Rock n Roll I've heard sinceThe Rolling Stones. At the end of the set Rose Tattoo finished off with Nice Boys Donít Play Rock 'n' Roll and Suicide City. Angry never collapsed down at the end of Suicide City. Apart from that it was a great show I hope somones got it on Video. Until next year...Rose Tattoo are back with more power than these bands of today. The set list was the same as Wacken Open Air Festival. SET LIST- Out Of This Place Bad Boy For Love Assault & Battery Tramp The Butcher & Fast Eddy One Of The Boys Rock 'n' Roll Is King Astra Wally Scarred For Life Remedy Manzil Madness Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw Nice Boys Donít Play Rock n Roll We Canít Be Beaten Suicide City Rose Tattoo Glasgow Cathouse Rock Club 6.6.2001 THE TATTS played Glasgow for the first time ever. And the Glasgow audience appreciated Rose Tattoo from the minute they hit the Glasgow Cathouse stage. To a well-attended Glasgow crowd The Tatts burst into some old chestnuts The Track list as Follows Out of this place. Bad boy for love. Assault & Battery. Butcher & Fast Eddie. One of the boys Tramp. Rock n Roll is king. Astra Wally. Scarred For Life. Manzil Madness. Rock n Roll Outlaw. We Canít Be Beaten Nice Boys. Suicide City. The Tatts had a few Technical Problems with Angryís vocals during Rock n Roll Is King, and Butcher & Fast Eddy...apart from that the show was great. Steve King fitted well into the band, along side Paul DeMarco on the drums. Peter Wells Flying V sound guitar was amazing during Remedy and Astra Wally, plus Rocking Rob Rileyís Rhythm blues guitar sound was just awesome. The intro to Scarred For Life was like just putting on the Scarred for Life album. Overall the Glasgow crowd enjoyed a nostalgic night of pure Rock n Roll. Who said Rock 'n' roll is dead.


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