By Drew Carrano
Remember Velvet Revolver? The supergroup from the 2000s that featured members of Stone Temple Pilots (Scott Weiland) and Guns N’ Roses (Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum). They didn’t last very long – 6 years to be exact – but they achieved commercial success with hits like Fall To Pieces and Slither. Velvet Revolver only ended up playing only a couple shows in Connecticut and today we look back at their first show here.
Today’s Throwback Concert:
Electric Wonderland Show Tour
Opening Act: Hoobastank
Monday May 2, 2005
The Arena at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport (now Webster Bank Arena)
About The Tour: Fresh off their 2005 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance,” Velvet Revolver hit the road for their headlining North American “Electric Wonderland Show” Tour with special guests Hoobastank. The tour kicked off in Montreal in March 2005 and would play in arenas across the United States and Canada.
Velvet Revolver made its Connecticut debut with a performance at The Arena at Harbor Yard on May 2, 2005. This was the first show on the east coast swing of the tour. Their 16-song setlist in Bridgeport featured most of the songs off their No. 1 debut album “Contraband” plus familiar covers by Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N’ Roses.
- Sucker Train Blues
- Do It For The Kids
- Crackerman (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
- Illegal I Song
- Fall To Pieces
- Dirty Little Thing
- Big Machine
- It’s So Easy (Guns N’ Roses cover)
- Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
- Set Me Free
- Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
- You Got No Right
- Mr. Brownstone (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Watch: Velvet Revolver Live