Michael Schenker brought Temple of Rock to Concord Music Hall on Thursday night and provided an enjoyable night of old school Rock and Roll.
Gundriver opened the show with an energetic set and were followed by the local Illinois band Enuff Z’nuff, who looked to be thoroughly enjoying their set in from of an enthusiastic Chicago audience.
By the time Michael Schenker strode onto the stage with Temple of Rock, the crowd were nicely warmed up and showed their appreciation as their band launched into UFO’s “Doctor Doctor.” Ex-La Paz and Rainbow frontman, Doogie White, who had been suffering with a chest infection causing the last show to be cancelled, powered through and seemed mostly recovered. He didn’t miss a note and bounded around the stage, encouraging the crowd to make as much noise as possible throughout the show.
The current line up of Temple of Rock contains two of Schenker’s former Scorpions’ bandmates – drummer, Herman Rarebell and bassist, Francis Buchholz – whilst Wayne Findlay provided both guitar and keys.
As the night progressed, the band worked through a set containing a number of their own songs peppered with UFO and Scorpions hits.Â The musicianship was excellent throughout the show and delivered exactly what it promised. It’s fair to say that the fans who turned up to worship at the Temple of Rock had their prayers answered.