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“Supergroup” Chickenfoot Rocks Sold Out Tabernacle

Hard rocking “supergroup” Chickenfoot made their Atlanta debut Sunday night, August 30, at the sold out Tabernacle. Chickenfoot is comprised of former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar (vocals) and Michael Anthony (bass), solo artist Joe Satriani (guitar) and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The band released their self-titled debut album, Chickenfoot, on June 5, 2009.  The band was filming the concert, so the photographers shot from the soundboard. Young guitar phenom Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam opened the show. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE SHOW? FOR VAN HALEN FANS, DO YOU PREFER SAMMY OR DAVID LEE?

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12 comments Add your comment

Randy

August 31st, 2009
7:27 am

Great venue, fantastic crowd, and awesome band…….what more could you ask for?????

kevin

August 31st, 2009
9:37 am

Sammy. 2 guitars are better than 1. Van Halen played Hagars Only 1 way 2 rock. And last but not least, no DLR running around with his tight pants looking like a freak.

Ann

August 31st, 2009
10:41 am

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Ann

August 31st, 2009
10:55 am

Oops, I’ll try again. Regarding Van Halen, Roth was always my favorite vocally … never had an issue with the tight pants but that might be just a gender issue. I love Satriani but I thought Knowles rivaled the legendary guitarist…great vocals too. Smith is awesome. Fun show!

Dru

August 31st, 2009
12:02 pm

Amazing show! Knowles is the one to watch. He sounded like Clapton on steroids. Chickenfoot was awesome. Chad Smith alone was worth the price of admission. He is a monster drummer and looked like he was having more fun than the audience! 5 stars!!!

Duane

August 31st, 2009
1:22 pm

I was at The Tabernacle to see Davy Knowles and probably would not have insisted my two twentysomething boys (older than Davy) accompany my wife and I if it were not for Davy. Chickenfoot was impressive, but I will leave their review for those more familiar with the super group beginnings. From the few people I talked to about Davy, I believe he obtained some new fans. In my quest to rediscover the Blues, I first “discovered” the young blues band Back Door Slam from the Isle of Man at the Beale St Music Festival in Memphis 3 years ago before the release of their freshman CD, Roll Away. [Note: two original members Ross Doyle on drums and Adam Jones on bass left BDS before the current/new sophomore CD, Coming Up For Air--last night’s Tear Down The Walls has received some airplay on DAVE FM.] The current touring live BDS lineup is new and did not play on Coming Up For Air CD and the keyboard is very new (within a couple of months) addition to the live band. Things change when an artists gets involved with “big-time” producers like Peter Frampton. Nevertheless, Davy was always the center of attention and I am not one to complain about an artist or band’s evolution. My only hope is that Davy does not venture too far away from his Blues roots and is not “ruined by success” that is certainly coming. For those so inclined to follow Davy that is IMHO the next guitar god, you should make sure to see him as a headliner—last night was only the tip of the iceberg. On the two CDs, there are only three covers and it is in the live shows that Davy covers other great blues guitarists; e.g., Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray-they got their name for Cray’s Back Door Slam. I am not taking anything away from Davy’s superb songwriting abilities – - I often say that Davy is too young to write such great Blues songs. “Stay”, a Celtic-folk acoustic number the likes of which separate Davy from mere guitar slingers, from Roll Away is IMHO close to the greatness of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven – especially if you understand the back-story of two friends, Richard Brookes and Brian Garvey, a rhythm guitarist who was one of the founding member of BDS, killed in a 2004 car crash on the Isle of Man. And there is the often encore of Davy’s magnificent version of Jimi Hendrix’s Red House. For music down loaders, the Roll Away (Special Edition) from iTunes includes four covers; Robert Cray’s “Back Door Slam”, John Hiatt’s “Riding With The King”, The Doors’ “Been Down So Long”, an a scorching live 10 minute version of “Red House”.

Bill

August 31st, 2009
1:51 pm

I thought the show was excellent!! The thing that stands out to me is how much fun these guys are having. I just hope this is not a one cd thing. I’d love to hear more music from them in the future. As far as the Van Halen thing, I saw good things in both of the lead singers. Musically, I thought Sammy added more to the band during his time, but Dave was always the showman. Too bad Eddie’s become a basket case over the past few years.

Mark

August 31st, 2009
2:41 pm

Great show, great crowd and the band was obviously feeding off the energy and just the ambiance of the Tabernacle. I’ve never seen a drummer who is such a showman! Chad Smith is a monster! Awesome time last night. Interesting that they have Highway Star on the set list, they didn’t play it last night, broke into a little bit of My Generation instead!

Kevrock/Smarty Jones

August 31st, 2009
4:17 pm

Great show! One of the best rock shows I have seen in a while and I see a lot of shows. The sound was perfect. Sometimes bands have their volume turned up too loud for the Tabernacle. CF had it perfect. Satriani’s tone was perfect. The vocals of Anthony and Hagar together was fantastic in this small venue because you could really hear it. Chad Smith was a monster and he is just like Will Ferrell with his Dry Humor. He really gets to play the drums compared to the RHCP junk. My friend GB that went to the show was just floored how good these guys were. My friend Ray hooked us up too!! Thanks Ray! AWESOME show and if you get a chance to see it in a small venue GO!

Mary

August 31st, 2009
6:11 pm

Hello Mr Robb,
This is a new group to me! Guess I am behind!
I love the way you did these particular photos. They look great!
You are so amazing as you just seem to flow thru your
weekend work with the greatest of ease and expertise as seen by the stories you portray! You just go right on from one to the next! Your work is great! Thanks!
you tell.

Michael Hildebrand

August 31st, 2009
6:21 pm

Great show, GREAT venue, been there many time and have never seen a bad show at the tabernacle. This show really rocked, it was good to see all these guys from different bands together in this particular “super group”. I give this one a 10 on a scale of 10. Sammy, Joe, Chad, Michael, awesome show my friends.

kevin sydney

September 1st, 2009
9:42 pm

drove 200 miles to see the show,and then back home for work on monday…totaly worth it!!!
chickenfoot ruled!!