Finnish bluegrass heavy metal band Steve’n’Seagulls descended upon Newport, Kentucky, last night in what was bound to be an epic concert. The band spent some time in Texas for SxSW last week and played in Nashville Monday night, and have just a handful of US dates remaining, so if they are coming to your area (Chicago, Pittsburgh, DC, New York), you have to see them before they fly away! The set began with their version of GNR’s “Paradise City” and they did not let up for the next hour and a half. I believe all the song from Farm Machine were performed, as well as Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction,” and they closed with Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” as an encore. The guys were all smiles while they played, obviously having a blast doing what they do, and the crowd was enthusiastic, singing along with Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and Metallica songs bluegrass style.
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Nashville’s Great Peacock is currently opening for Steve ‘n’ Seagulls for select dates on their short American tour, which ends this weekend. High-energy folk/country/rock songs, and a great opener to get the crowd revved up for the headliner. If you see them on the bill, don’t miss their set.