Cinderella & Houston @ O2 Shepherd Bush Empire

25th June 2011, Review by Katie Khaos

Photos by Sabrina Dersel

Arriving at Shepherds Bush Empire was like stepping back in time to the 80s glam days as this was a special night for everyone who was waiting patiently waiting in queue for Cinderella’s only London gig for 7 years, with their 25th Anniversary tour!
The fans made an effort tonight and looked so good you could have mistaken them for being in the band themselves! All I could see were lip gloss, cowboy boots and big hair; and that was only the boys!

I soon went inside and entered the venue through the big doors and as soon as I was inside the glam rock music hit me I felt like I was back home!

The support band tonight were called Houston; They were from California and had a real glam flavour, and the venue was pretty full with the crowd going wild for these guys!
Houston are amazing live and had all the looks and moves to carry an awesome show and entertain the crowd.

Their music was a mix between Van Halen and Poison, which I really enjoyed!

The lead singer was a real showman, strutting around the stage constantly, with fantastic energy and stage presence, they were an absolute joy to watch tonight & really made the atmosphere amazing ready for tonight’s headliners! They really were a very cool band to open for Cinderella tonight, a must-see band.

We had to wait at least 25 mins for the Headliners to come on stage, but when Cinderella did hit the stage they did it in a burst of pure glam metal style, one I was truly blown away by.

Their first two songs were old favourites of mine that really got the crowd singing along!

Unfortunately for the photographer tonight, her pass was only for Houston, so she was unable to shoot tonight’s Headliners!

But that didn’t stop the music for tonight ‘Shake me’ made all the glamed up crowd shake what they’ve got, giving the whole place an amazing feel!
All their songs tonight were real crowd pleasers and Cinderella owned the Glam Rock Crown, which they have been wearing all these years.

Front man Tom Keiffer certainly hasn’t lost his touch or his trademark voice it was just like he was back in the 90s when I last went to see them!
I think that tonight proved that Glam Rock is back on the map, and won’t be going anywhere soon!

Setlist: Once Around the Ride, Shake Me, Heartbreak Station, Somebody Save Me, Night Songs, Bad Seamstress,Blues,The More Things Change, Coming Home, Second Wind, Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone), Nobody’s Fool, Gypsy Road

Encore: Long Cold Winter, Shelter Me