Bad Marriage live at The Crafthouse Stage & Grill in Pittsburgh, PA, USA Concert Review


Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Venue: The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Reviewer: Jennifer Mihalic Rosko
Photos: Rosko Photography

Bad Marriage, The Quireboys and headliner Enuff Z’Nuff recently kicked off the second part of The Glam Slam Metal Tour which began on June 3oth in Springfield, Missouri.

Bad Marriage is currently touring to support their new EP Artificial Mind, which was produced by Brian Wheat of Tesla and has frontman Jeff Keith, also of Tesla fame, on several of the songs on the album.  These Boston boys are gaining significant momentum in the rock ‘n’ roll scene as I have caught them on the Monsters of Rock Cruise as well as Monsters In The Mountain in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

On the 5th date of their 23 show tour, The Glam Slam Metal Tour stopped by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Crafthouse Stage & Grill. Recently, the band announced a new addition to their line-up which caused a bit of a stir. Bad Marriage added a third guitar player — Tommy Skeoch formerly of Tesla (1984-1994, 1995 and 2005-2006) and most recently of Resist & Bite. Skeoch seemingly abruptly Resist & Bite to join Bad Marriage. The announcement hit Facebook on Tommy Skeoch and Bad Marriage’s pages just a few days into the tour.

After their hard rocking set, I was able to catch up with Mike Fitz, the band’s founder and guitar player. He could not stop singing the praises of Tommy’s decision to join the band. Fitz stated that they never thought they needed a third guitar player, but when Tommy started working with the band, he knew immediately there was something special there. Tommy makes Bad Marriage sound 3D.  Fitz described the new line-up as magic and is excited to have Tommy onboard with his musical experience, songwriting abilities but, in the end, he fits right in as a team player and simply as just one of the boys.

Next up for the Boston boys, after they wrap up this tour at the end of the month, is a new song and music video which will feature their new addition Tommy Skeoch, so keep a lookout.

Bad Marriage’s setlist:
01. Gateway Drug
02. Bad Blood
03. Ready Aim Fire
04. Second Hand Smoke
05. Artificial Mind
06. Victory Is My Name
07. Knock 3 More Times
08. Old School Stereo
09. Breaking The Law

Bad Marriage performing “Second Hand Smoke” live at The Crafthouse Stage & Grill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on July 6, 2023 (video from MelRocks123‘s YouTube page):