A bone-chilling night in Kansas City brought more than 1,000 people to Harrahs’ Voodoo Lounge for an unforgettable night of arena rock hits.
Armed with an over-the-top production, the ultimate celebration of arena rock known as Hairball delivered an outstanding performance that has the sold-out crowd fist-pumping and singing nostalgically along with every lyric through the two-plus hour performance.
Hairball covered a large array of classic acts ranging from Van Halen to Motley Crue, Kiss and Alice Cooper- each song performed with unabashed charisma and precision. The show has certainly evolved over the years and 15 years after their humble beginnings, the band is experiencing a meteoric rise across the world.
“Every year is bigger than the last year.” lead guitarist “Happy” stated in a recent Music Mania Podcast interview. “We deliver the spirit of what these groups did, the atmosphere and the environment and the intensity of what it was like back then when these concerts really were a big, intense party.”
An intense party certainly broke out during this particular show, the 3rd concert in Kansas City for Hairball, and it was, unquestionably, the biggest and most spectacular yet.
One thing that sets Hairball apart from some of their “tribute” counterparts is the proficiency and pacing of the show. They have three singers that rotate out every few songs and with each transformation comes a costume change. The show moves with perfect precision and there is absolutely something for every single fan of classic/arena rock. If you prefer bands like Queen or Journey to Kiss, Hairball’s got your back.
“If you don’t like Kiss, in 5 minutes it turns to Queen. If you don’t like that, five minute’s it’s Journey, then Motley Crue.” Happy said.
And perhaps, with that simple quote, Happy has captured the pure essence of what makes Hairball a viable touring act in 2018. Hard rock music of today has failed to connect with many classic fans of the genre and with many veteran bands retiring, passing away, breaking up etc. it’s very possible that a band like Hairball could represent the future of live rock music as they continue to embody the spirit and fury that encapsulated what these band’s stood for so ardently during their prime.
listen to happy’s full interview here