CONCERT REVIEW : Gun – Barrowland Glasgow 10th December 2022

Gun – Barrowland Glasgow 10th December 2022

A cold and icy night in the city of Glasgow tonight as the glow from the famous Barrowland lights are shinning on the road below as its local sons are hitting the famous stage as part of their UK tour. Gun are currently on the road with their latest album Calton Boys.

As the venue filled up to capacity for the show the place was electric as the atmosphere built around the venue. As the lights went down the giant screen behind the stage showed a short film during the intro music before the band took to the stage. The band played the opening chords to their recent song Backstreet Brothers as the venue went wild singing along and dancing to the Glasgow rockers. As lead singer Dante Gizzi wondered around the stage taking in all sides at the front nodding to folk at the front. The band on top form went straight into Something to Believe In. The energy coming from the stage was amazing and it was transferring into the Glasgow audience as they were dancing around front to the rear of the venue.

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The band have had a virus running through it during the tour and had hit a few of its member and some still struggling on but to night this did not show one bit as Paul McManus, Andy Carr, Dave Aitken, Joolz Gizzi and Dante perform a high energy show. As the band worked through the set with songs like Coming Home, Don’t Say It’s Over, Word Up, and the excellent Money to Burn, they had the Barrowland crowd eating out their hands tonight. Dante is the absolute energetic lead singer loving to cover as much of the stage as he possibly can, the whole bands stage presence is out of this world and old member returning for this tour Dave Aitken shows the power of rock n roll as he covers the whole of the stage adding to the stage presence.

As the set grow close to an end all the big hitting songs were coming out and taking the roof off the venue as the volume level from the Barrowland audience went to the extreme. The band treated the audience to Money (Everybody Loves Her), Better Days, Inside Out before closing the set with the excellent Steal Your Fire that had the audience in the venue going wild. As the song ended it was time for the band to take a much-needed short break to gather to recharge their energy levels.

As the band returned to the stage for their encore the Barrowland crowd went wild as the band played an old classic in Higher Ground then the Barrowland choir was in full voice singing along to Taking on the World, Joolz and Dante looked on as the noise level was deafening as the band applauded the audience. The fans favourite was next with Shame on You before the show ended in true Gun style with (You Gotta) Fight for your Right to Party! With a Gun show we don’t need to fight as it is always one big party here in Glasgow. Tonight, was just an excellent night considering some of the band members are still fighting off the end of the virus that has floored them. Roll on next year to the boys hit the road again and maybe a new album to follow on from the excellent Calton Songs.

Review by Karen Edmond & Photographs by James Edmond

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