live music: ROB ZOMBIE x PNC ARTS CENTER x 5.11.12

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 5.11.12 – Recently, Sci-Fi/Horror rocker, Rob Zombie, brought his creepshow to the PNC Arts Center…and he definitely didn’t skimp on the stage show. The stage was adorned with a huge robotic looking mechanical statue with glowing eyes and skeletons attached to the mic stands. As the smoke/fog began to fill the stage, the band members appeared one at a time until Zombie finally hit the stage to thunderous cheers from the amped up crowd.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

The show itself is a spectacle to be seen. Constant visual stimulation bombards you as they laid down some heavy music. Zombie has such a stage presence that captivates everyone in the venue. Each band member was impeccably adorned in their brand of goth-horror and sporting face masks. As the show went on, they shed their mask to reveal their creepy face paint. It certainly was visually arresting to me as a photographer.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

The energy from the band was unsurpassed. Each member completely worked the stage and played to the crowd…left to right; front to back. They were non-stop from the first note to the last. The lights were mostly reds, greens and blues set against a video backdrop. And who doesn’t like a show with pyrotechnics?! The stage show is most certainly a dying breed. Most stage shows pale in comparison to this one. They really set the bar high.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

If you get a chance to check it out, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

Rob Zombie at the PNC Arts Center. Photo by Joe Russo.

As with shooting at PNC, there is no dedicated photo pit. There are 2 aisles to shoot from…left and right. The photogs are usually 2 or 3 people deep since the aisles are narrow. No center aisle access…and no lateral movement.

Setlist:

Jesus Frankenstein
Superbeast
Scum of the Earth
Living Dead Girl
More Human Than Human
Black Sunshine
Mars Needs Women
Demonoid Phenomenon
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Pussy Liquor
Thunder Kiss ’65.

E: Dragula

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2 Responses to “live music: ROB ZOMBIE x PNC ARTS CENTER x 5.11.12”

  1. Nice work Joey Pants!!!

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