Have you ever wanted to ask Wednesday 13 about his first band, or wanted to know the name of the first song he ever wrote? Well, read on.
The answer would be the hit single (he mocks), “Quit Pushing Me” by Saber Tooth Tiger, whilst telling a fan during a Q&A segment on the opening night of his “Undead Unplugged” tour at Think Tank in Newcastle.
Following the success of a small string of acoustic dates back in 2016, the Godfather of Ghoul is taking his unplugged show on the road once more for an extensive tour of the UK. He is joined onstage by bandmate Roman Surman.
Throughout the course of the evening, the audience is frequently presented with the opportunity to ask any question they would like, and they do exactly that. Questions range from what was his most embarrassing onstage moment to what is his favourite David Bowie record or Star Wars movie, and everything in between.
It is easy to understand why the fans would rank Wednesday 13‘s acoustic show as one of their favourites; it’s everything they would want from a show and more. There is no support, but instead approaching two hours of laughs, tales, and music and the fans lap it up.
Delivering a career-spanning set featuring songs from all of his previous bands, including “Nowhere” and “Summertime Suicide” by Murderdolls, and “Scary Song” by Frankenstein Drag Queens. Of course, there is room for some Bourbon Crow and all of your favourite Wednesday 13 tracks like “My Home Sweet Homicide.” Who would have thought horror punk would work so well acoustically? Most of these tracks likely started off by being written in this format. Playing them live unplugged, so to speak, has given them a new lease on life.
Wednesday 13’s tales are fascinating and also somewhat amusing in places. The powers that be should give him his own TV show; he is very entertaining. At one point in the evening, he jokes about wanting to have his own MTV “Real World” style show featuring himself and the Weirdo a Go-Go puppets, which maybe isn’t such a bad idea.
He rounds off the night with the classic “Bad Things,” the crowd singing along as they hang on every word. This production is not like any other Wednesday 13 show you have seen before. It’s a laid back, stripped back, intimate affair almost as if he were playing in your living room. The fans have the opportunity to get up close and personal; this is not a show to be missed.