MAURICE NUNEZ | Go Venue Magazine
Prior to the 2020 shutdown, Glenn Danzig had announced a couple of ‘DANZIG Sings Elvis’ shows. Unfortunately those never happened, and we had to wait until October 2021. Well this time DANZIG was to play two nights at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Tonight, October 30, 2021, was the first of two nights, and Go Venue was there for all the Halloween festivities.
Fans began lining up early for this one. This would be an intimate setting with some VIP tables and general admission seating. Merch for tonight’s event was available including t-shirts, signed vinyl, and posters. There were also free Voodoo Doughnut’s courtesy of Mr. Danzig!
Prior to DANZIG, the crowd was entertained with the sounds of Celloween. Cello player, Jarrett Furst, played some haunting sounds. I knew Jarrest Furst as a movie director but was surprised to see him as a cello player! This was quite entertaining to say the least.
By this time the venue was completely packed, and the crowd was seated. Tonight, Glenn Danzig would be performing ‘DANZIG Sings ELVIS’ in its entirety along with some other Elvis favorites. It was showtime, DANZIG took the stage in his classic all black attire accompanied by Steve Zing on drums, Jesse Dayton on guitar and Ronnie King on piano. In the background were the DANZIG letters outlined in red lights, very reminiscent and paying homage to the King himself, Elvis Presley.
DANZIG got things started with “One Night.” What a way to begin the night. I had seen Danzig play “One Night” back in the early 90’s as an acoustic version, but tonight was with the band plugged in, and it sounded amazing! From there they went right into “Baby Let’s Play House” followed by “Lonely Blue Boy.” It doesn’t get any better than watching Glenn Danzig having a great time playing Elvis songs. Not only that, he sounded incredible! The king would be proud as Danzig was taking care of business!
This performance was definitely a very historic and classic one for the books! Hollywood will never be the same. Let’s hope Glenn decides to play more of these as the world deserves the chance to see this performance. Elvis lives!
See full setlist below.
One Night | Baby Let’s Play House | Lonely Blue Boy | Is It So Strange | Like A Baby | Pocketfull of Rainbows | Girl of My Best Friend | Young and Beatiful | Fever | Loving Arms | Always On My Mind | She Things I Still Care | When it Rains It Pours | First In Line | Love Me | See See Rider | Little Sister
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