NORTHUMBERLAND – One more chance to celebrate the legendary 1984 tour where Mötley Crüe opened for Ozzy Osbourne? Metalheads, rejoice!
Bark at the Moon, an Ozzie Osbourne/Black Sabbath tribute band, and Shout at the Devil, a Mötley Crüe tribute band, will perform at the Front Street Station on Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
“Every heavy metal rocker is the show,” said Jay Seidel Jr., owner of Front Street Station, adding that Bark at the Moon has played Front Street before and consistently received rave reviews.
The show is a spin-off of the 1984 tour that brought the two metal bands together.
Bark at the Moon features vocalist Greg Gory, with Cody Dosch on guitar, Troy Moser on bass and Don Hosler on drums.
“We’re looking to take people back to an Ozzy Osbourne concert in the 1980s,” Hosler said. “We’ll have all the hits you’ve loved over the years.”
Saying the side screens will look like graveyard gates, he said the gig will bring Halloween a week late to Northumberland. Emphasizing that Bark at the Moon is not a cover band but a tribute band, he said they would deliver the songs and style that can no longer be found from the original artists.
“Front Street station has a great sounding venue and the stage is really great for what we do. We always bring in a top notch lighting team,” he said. “It’s going to be a long night of rock-n-roll.”
Using their stage names, Shout at the Devil consists of vocalist Brett Bowman, lead guitarist XJ Bomb, bassist Dave 6, drummer Anthony Lee, and backing vocalists Tracy Lee and Lusty Savage.
Audiences often say that Shout at the Devil is better than the original band.
“They say, ‘Oh, my God, they sound better than Motley Crue.’ We hear that over and over and over,” XJ Bomb said. “That’s why we got booked all summer and played in six different states. We hit it off like wildfire.
Audiences expect to have a fantastic time hearing every Motley Crue hit.
“It’s basically a party,” said XJ Bomb. “The band connects with the crowd.”
Guests are welcome to stop by Front Street Station for dinner before the show, Seidel said, adding, “Our wings are always a hit.”
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased by calling Front Street Station at 570-473-3626.
Cindy O. Herman lives in Snyder County. E-mail your comments to him at CindyOHerman@gmail.com