Vinyl Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel presents Lita Ford and special guests London. Lita Ford played a packed house at Vinyl Las Vegas, the first time she’s played Vegas in quite some time and the fans poured in to see her crank out some Classic Lita hits, Runaways nods, and a few surprises.

Lita took the stage, fist punching the air and slammed into a “Wake up Call” intro, then lead right into “The Bitch is Back” to get the crowd really pumped up. Lita looked fantastic in black leather and boots, sounded as good as ever, and shredded her way through songs from her catalogue of solo work, from the early “Out for Blood” to last year’s newest release “Living Like a “Runaway”.  Her touring band was a heady mix of talent with guitarist Mitch Perry (Heaven, Steeler, Billy Sheehan), bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed, Static X, Tommy Lee) and for this show drummer Bobby Rock (Vinnie Vincent Invasion), and the band was just as front forward as Lita with each having their own stand away styles and gripping skills. Hot moment when Lita brought back the Runaway’s classic “Cherry Bomb” with the fans shouting along, and Sex Pistols’ “Black Leather”, written by Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook. The set ended with a mini encore with Lita’s biggest hit “Kiss Me Deadly”.

Check out the website for your news, info and how to get Living Like a Runaway if you haven’t got it already… http://litafordonline.com/

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Las Vegas Set list:
Wake Up Call
The Bitch is Back
Hungry
Relentless
Gotta Let Go
Out For Blood
Back To The Cave
Can’t Catch Me
Living Like A Runaway
Cherry Bomb
Black Leather
Under the Gun
Burn
Mr Crowley
Close my Eyes Forever
Kiss Me Deadly

 

Special Guests London opened the show, with vocalist Nadir D’Priest and a line up of Alan Krigger on drums (Tina Turner), guitarist Chris Sanders (Knight Fury, Lizzie Borden), Edward Dagsher aka “Billy the Fist” on bass, and Michael T Ross (Raiding the Rock Vault) helping out on keyboards. London has had many line up changes over the decades and are noted for having Nikki Sixx and In the band early on. Nadir D’Priest is what comes to mind when you hear “London” as he has been with the band long term and has reformed with this lineup to tour again. London has a new Live cd out now, and a digitally remastered version of their successful Don’t Cry Wolf. You can get info on the band ad how to order at http://londontheband.net/HOME.

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