Written by Jordan Chan
May 04, 2006 at 08:00 PM
ImageAbout half an hour after the show was scheduled to start, the lights dimmed and images of running horses filled the theater screen.  The pent up and anxious fans had suddenly become a handful for the massive security guards at the barricade.  The crowd knew that Rob Zombie had arrived.

The entrance reminded me of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, only darker.
The undead climbed behind the drums, and the rhythm section was manned with two skeletal figures.  As his intro song “Sawdust in the Blood” came to an end, Rob Zombie emerged from the shadows in the fog.  This is what the sold out crowd had been waiting for.

Rob started the year off with the release of his 3rd solo album since White Zombie disbanded.  “Educated Horses” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200.
Currently he is on tour, going through 34 cities promoting his new CD.
Besides touring and recording, Rob also has also directed two feature films.
House of a 1000 Corpses and the sequel titled Devil’s Reject are now widely available.  His third directorial endeavor is an animated film titled The Haunted World of Superbeasto, which is scheduled to be released later this year.

While waiting for the show to start I could hear the crowd murmuring, wondering if any White Zombie songs would be played.  When the opening riffs for “Thunder Kiss 65” broke out, the fans erupted into a frenzy.  Of course, this was after Zombie toyed with the crowd asking for song requests, and then teased them with Van Halen and Van Hagar songs.  Zombie also riled the crowd with “More Human Than Human”, and “Super Charger Heaven”.  Some of the other songs included “Dragula”, “Living Dead Girl”, “Superbeast”, and “Feel So Numb”.

Overall the show had a well balanced mixture of old and new material.
Between the light show and the weirdness on the silver screen, the entertainment never stopped.  Rob showed no signs of slowing down, leaping from monitor to monitor and leaning into the crowd.  His onstage energy, fueled by the raving fans, brought him back for an encore performance.  At one point, Rob even jumped down into the barricades so the fans can help sing the song.  As a parting gift, we were entertained by a signature guitar solo.

And for the curious, Mrs. Zombie did not make an appearance.