a hot and sunny Saturday evening Denmark's premier metal band had decided to pay
a visit to the old prison in Horsens, to play an energetic show in front of
20,000 entuastatic rock fans.
Funny enough this was the first time I've seen them live on stage, and it surely
won't be the last! They blew me away with a very tight performance, the
well-oiled machine fired on all cylinders from the first power chords 'till the
last firework had exploded on and off the stage.
band that once played a little local club here in town for 20 or so people has
grown into an international heavy weight champion, but Michael Poulsen and his
sparring partners: Jon Larsen on drums, Anders Kjølholm on bass guitar and new
guitarist Rob Caggiano remain grounded and lives for these special moments like
this evening in Horsens.
the audience loved it, no matter if it was "Sad Man's Tongue", "The Garden Tale"
or "Ring of Fire" - yes, Michael had to show his love and appreciation for
Johnny Cash on an evening like this, everyone was screaming and shouting,
pounding their fists in the air and simply enjoying the company of a few good
the guests came and went all nite long: Jacob Øelund, Pernille Rosendahl, Nick
Holmes, Jacob Haugaard, Michael Denner and Scott Jensen all dropped by to add
even more excitement to the already brilliant show. I am sure all fans went home
with a big smile on their faces, because Volbeat put on the best show I've
witnessed for quite some time. They rocked the town to the ground...
how cool was it when they invited a bunch of young kids onto the stage during
Intro (Doc Holiday)
Dead but Rising
Maybellene i Hofteholder
Sad Man's Tongue
(Ring of Fire)
Heaven Nor Hell/A Warrior's Call/I Only Wanna Be With You
16 Dollars (with Jacob Øelund)
The Lonesome Rider (with Jacob Øelund & Pernille Rosendahl)
A Broken Man and the Dawn/Mary Ann's Place/Rebel Monster/Making Believe (Mary
Ann's Place with Pernille Rosendahl)
The Hangman's Body Count
7 Shots (with Michael Denner & Nick Holmes)
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
The Nameless One
The Garden Tale (with Jacob Haugaard)
Cape of Our Hero
Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza
Evelyn (with Scott Jensen)
The Mirror and the Ripper
And they did also throw in a snippet of a new song...
yeah - before the main event, three bands warmed the crowd up, but even hometown
heroes Pretty Maids never really ignited. Paradise Lost played a solid show,
nobody just seemed to care. And K, D & L were just misplaced at a rock