Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together again! And this is one L.A. Guns fan that couldn’t be happier to see them on stage together. Phil and Tracii brought L.A. Guns to Ground Zero Showroom in Traverse City, Michigan and they did not disappoint. The band sounded tight as ever and rocked Northern Michigan.
Traverse City rock band Evershine started out the night. Front woman, Ida, got the crowd jumpin’ with her high energy and power vocals. Their set was solid with some of their original music including a song called Rise Above, a song that was written in dedication to the men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday to keep us safe and preserve our freedom. They ended their set with some classic covers that included AC/DC’s Have A Drink On Me and Ozzy’s Flying High Again.
Next up was another local Northern Michigan band, Derailed. As an old school, 80’s metal cover band, they were a perfect choice for the opening slot. They did a great job keeping the crowd fired up, rocking out some metal greats like Ozzy’s Bark At The Moon, Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home and of course, Quiet Riot’s Bang Your Head.
As the time grew near for L.A. Guns to take the stage, the venue had filled and the fans were ready to rock. L.A. Guns hit the stage firing on all cylinders opening the show with No Mercy and Electric Gypsy. The crowd roaring, fist pumping and singing along to their favorite classic tunes. The lights dim with a spot on Tracii as he breaks into an electrifying solo leading into Over The Edge. Phil gave an endearing dedication “to all of the girls that have ever dumped me and Tracii,” and played Kiss My Love Goodbye. Backed with some amazingly talented musicians, Johnny Martin on bass, guitarist Ace Von Johnson, and Shane Fitzgubbon on drums, Tracii and Phil have an undeniable chemistry on stage. Seeing them playing together again after all these years was a dream come true for us L.A. Guns fans.