Zombie Raises the Dead at TCU

Rob Zombie | TCU Amphitheater at WRSP | Indianapolis, IN | Photos by: ©Pix Meyers 2021
Rob Zombie | TCU Amphitheater at WRSP | Indianapolis, IN | Photos by: ©Pix Meyers 2021

Indianapolis, IN – It’s been a run of festivals this season for Rob Zombie and his band featuring John 5 (guitar, backing vocals), Piggy D (bass, backing vocals) and Ginger Fish (drums) including the inaugural Upheaval Festival, the recent Inkcarnation Music & Tattoo Festival and the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, but Friday night they made Indianapolis fans feel extra special by being the only “non-festival” stop of their summer run. 

It was a hot and sticky night in Indy but that didn’t dampen any of the energy coming off the stage! From the moment the lights came up and the video screens came on, it was a full frontal assault on the senses as Zombie and crew blew through a solid hour set of old and new – mixing in several cuts off the new album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy currently out now via Nuclear Blast, while still getting in a good mixture of fan favorites like “Living Dead Girl”“House of 1000 Corpses” and White Zombie hits thrown in to boot. I must admit the highlight for me was when Zombie paid homage to his friend Johnny Ramone (who had passed almost 17 years to the day of the evening’s show) kicking into a smashing cover of “Blitzkrieg Pop” followed by a blistering cover of The Beatles “Helter Skelter” only to close out the night with “Dragula”

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Rob and the crew are done with shows until November, when they hit Daytona Beach, Florida for Welcome to Rockville Festival to close out 2021. 

SET LIST: Indianapolis, IN

(tape intro) Expanding the Head of Zed

  1. The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)
  2. Superbeast
  3. Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
  4. Well Everybody’s Fucking In a U.F.O.
  5. More Human Than Human (White Zombie)
  6. Demonoid Phenomenon
  7. Living Dead Girl
  8. House of 1000 Corpses
  9. The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man
  10. In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
  11. Scum of the Earth
  12. Shadow of the Cemetery Man
  13. Thunder Kiss ’65 (White Zombie / John 5 Solo)
  14. Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
  15. Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover)

Encore:
Dragula
(tape outro: Boom-Boom-Boom, The Satanic Rites of Blacula)

Show Date: 09/17/2021

Official ROB ZOMBIE music video for “The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)”:

 

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I am a freelance photographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana specializing in concert and event photography. With my childhood love for music and photography plus the added influence from my mother (a Broadway Company Manager) and later from my husband (a live sound engineer) it seemed only natural to combine my passions and pursue my craft more seriously. I have been blessed with great opportunities to shoot fabulous performers and look forward to sharing my work and new adventures with Digital Beat Magazine. Be sure to look for me in the pit at the next show... They call me "Pixie Dare" Make sure to check out my portfolio at www.picturesbypix.com and be sure to find me on Facebook at Pix Meyers Photography and Instagram @pixmeyersphoto.