The Dreaming turned the Nine Inch Nails after party into a Stabbing Westward Reunion!  Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas, November 15, 2013

Chris Hall of The Dreaming Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas  November 15, 2013 ©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Chris Hall of The Dreaming at Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, November 15, 2013
©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Chris Hall of The Dreaming Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas  November 15, 2013 ©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Chris Hall of The Dreaming
Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, November 15, 2013
©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas planned the perfect Nine Inch Nails after party by booking The Dreaming.   The Dreaming improved on the experience by inviting Walter Flakus, who co-founded Stabbing Westward with Chris Hall of The Dreaming, to join the band for a Stabbing Westward Reunion!   The fans couldn’t get enough!

12 years have passed since Chris Hall, Walter Flakus and Johnny Haro have shared the stage as Stabbing Westward.  The Dreaming has always paid respect to the Stabbing Westward connection by breaking out a few SW songs at shows but this night was very special.  When Chris Hall introduced Walter Flakus to the crowd and brought him onstage the crowd showed their appreciation for the past and the present.

 

 

Some of my photos of this night are in The Dreaming’s preview video for “Alone”:

Walter Flakus, of Stabbing Westward performing with The Dreaming Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas  November 15, 2013 ©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Walter Flakus, of Stabbing Westward performing with The Dreaming
Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, November 15, 2013
©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Will we ever see this reunion repeated?  I don’t know, but I do know it would make fans of both Stabbing Westward and The Dreaming everywhere very happy.  It was obvious that both Chris Hall and Walter Flakus were having a blast together onstage again.  The Dreaming is currently creating new material for an upcoming album and Chris Hall has stated in social media that he is collaborating both with Walter Flakus and with guitarist, Carlton Bost, who has rejoined the Dreaming (but was unable to attend this show due to touring commitments with Berlin).

Bassist, Brent Ashley, has also rejoined The Dreaming but is currently on tour with Davey Suicide.  Performing with The Dreaming this night were guest musicians, Cymack on guitar and Martin Kelly on bass.  Martin Kelly, was previously a full time member of The Dreaming and is currently focusing his time on his band, Living Dead Lights.  

Chris Hall of The Dreaming Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas  November 15, 2013 ©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Chris Hall of The Dreaming
Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
November 15, 2013
©Karen Mandall | KarenMandall.com

Set List:

Puppet
Breathing
Fight For You
What Do I Have to Do? (Stabbing Westward song with Walter Flakus)
Haunting Me (Stabbing Westward song with Walter Flakus)
End In Tears
Every Trace
Set Fire to the Rain (Adele cover)
It’s No Good (Depeche Mode cover with Walter Flakus)
So Far Away (Stabbing Westward song with Walter Flakus)
Sometimes It Hurts (Stabbing Westward song with Walter Flakus)
There Will Be Blood
Ugly
Shame (Stabbing Westward song with Walter Flakus)
Send Me an Angel (Real Life cover with Walter Flakus)
Save Yourself (Stabbing Westward Song with Walter Flakus)

 

 

 

About The Author

Karen Wiehl
Photographer | Editor

Hi, I'm Karen Wiehl . . . I live in Las Vegas, Nevada where I photograph concerts and my own adventures. I am the Owner/Editor of MusicTourReviews.com, and I spend my weekdays working in the legal field, as I have for over 20 years. I lead a busy life and photography is the thing that keeps me inspired. To check out more of my personal work, click the link next to my twitter link above, instagram @KarenWiehl, and check out www.KarenWiehl.com