The touring machine known as Black Label Society played to a tight crowd in NYC as the Revolver Golden Gods Tour came to town. The Best Buy Theater welcomed Zakk Wylde and the boys with open arms as they played to a packed house on May 10th, 2014.

This New Jersey native was born to play guitar! Having started playing at the age of 8 years old, Wylde ended up playing in a couple of local bands, Stone Henge and Zyris, before Ozzy Osbourne offered him a spot in his band as lead guitarist and co-writer. Wylde was only 19 at the time Ozzy ‘discovered’ him!

In 1998, Wylde formed Black Label Society as an outlet for his own artistic vision which he has said to be uncompromising, unfiltered, no bullshit rock n’ roll!

Although he continues to play with Ozzy, off and on, Wylde has made an extremely successful career with Black Label Society. They have gone on to release several successful studio albums which have sold well over a million and a half copies. He also has a large legion of fans that continue to pack venues worldwide to see Wylde perform his skilful talents on the guitar and piano as well as his vocals.

Wylde played his vintage guitars with gusto all night. The New Jersey native cut into heavy riffs opening with My Dying Time and closing the show with I’m Broken. His classic stage set up complimented his metal look, complete with chains and skulls on his mic stand.

Set list
1. Dying Time
2. Godspeed Hell Bound
3. Destruction Overdrive
4. The Rose Petalled Garden
5. Heart of Darkness
6. Overlord
7. Damn the Flood
8. Guitar Solo
9. Parade of the Dead
10. Fields of Unforgiveness
11. Angel of Mercy
12. In This River
13. The Blessed Hellride
14. Suicide Messiah
15. Concrete Jungle
16. Stillborn
17. I’m Broken

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About The Author

Mark is a freelance still photographer for concerts and events. He has photographed such bands as Metallica, Halestorm, Rush, Iron Maiden, Roger Waters, Macy Gray, Smash Mouth, Candlebox, Billy Joel, Slayer, Alice in Chains, etc. Worked as a Staff Photographer for Japan Day NYC, and has been shooting for over 10 years. Mark loves Metal and Classic rock, his first concert as a photographer was in 2008 when he shot Iron Maiden at Madison Square Garden. He has been hooked on live shows ever since, calling himself a pit dweller.

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