Diemonds to open for Steel Panther on Canadian tour dates in July
Canadian sleaze rockers Diemonds are set to open for Steel Panther on the latter’s four Canadian dates this July.
Diemonds and Steel Panther are no strangers to each other as Diemonds opened for Steel Panther when the latter played the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada back on August 9, 2012.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following of Diemonds in its review of that 2012 show: “…before we get to what I would rank the best metal concert of 2012, the evening started off with local band Diemonds, who let the music do the talking in their rather short 30 minute set. Kicking off at about 9 pm with “Trick Or Treat”, the band really got going with next two songs, “Loud N’ Nasty” and “Get The Fuck Outta Here”. Having seen the band perform a number of times in the last five months, Diemonds appear to keep getting better every time and with more stage experience. Given the apparent limited amount of time that they had, the band kept the pace going with their two video singles “Take On The Night” and “Livin Tonight” as well as their sing-along song with the awesome bass intro, “Mystery”. When their set ended I checked the time and it was only 9:27 pm — too little material and time from a great up and coming band.”
With respect to the headliner Steel Panther‘s set at that show in 2012, Sleaze Roxx commented in its concert review: “Borrowing heavily from the repertoire of Motley Crue‘s Tommy Lee, just about any woman on a guy’s shoulders in the general audience was “encouraged” to take their top off. Being loyal to one woman…. forget it. The band questioned why anyone would even bring their girlfriend to their show and promoted cheating on a guy’s girlfriend during their onstage banter. The dangers of drug use… forget it. The band, and particularly Satchel, shamelessly promoted drug use including cocaine and ecstasy. Chasing women… forget it. The band proudly boasted about their numerous sexual conquests and the advantages of being in a heavy metal band when it came to easily picking up women. Borderline racial comments… absolutely, and particularly towards Asian women with the band and particularly Foxx pointing out that Asian women had smaller eyes. And what about the lone ‘black guy’ that Satchel made reference to a number of times throughout the evening? While some people may read this and find it offensive, the reality is that Steel Panther‘s charm is to deliver their music in a tongue and cheek way while poking fun at themselves and their audience. What was a common occurrence throughout the show was the laughter and smiles from most in the audience as the band kept cracking jokes and simply making one ridiculous statement after another.
At the end of the day, no matter how funny Michael Starr, Satchel and Lexxi Foxx may be (drummer Stix Zadinia didn’t say anything), if Steel Panther didn’t have the songs to back up their show, all of the humor wouldn’t work. What makes Steel Panther‘s show work so well is that their songs are also catchy and really good.”
Steel Panther’s Canadian tour dates with Diemonds opening:
July 6th – O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
July 7th – The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, Alberta
July 11th – London Music Hall – London, Ontario
July 12th – Maxwells – Waterloo, Ontario
Diemonds will also be playing a headlining gig at the Dickens Pub in Calgary, Alberta on July 8th.