REVIEW: Fozzy with The Dirty Youth – Limelight, Belfast

The Dirty Youth 01You know you’re in for a good night when the venue has pretty much filled right away.

Georgian metalheads Fozzy graced the stage at the Limelight last night to a great reception and a sold out show supported by Welsh rockers The Dirty Youth.

I’ve never really seen a venue nearly at capacity right away but this was the case from the start as the Limelight started filling very fast. When The Dirty Youth came on they got the crowd going and instantly brought a high intense energy to the stage and the crowd that got everyone pumped before the main act.

Lead singer Danni Monroe and the band got a great response from the crowd as they played some tracks from their latest album including ‘Bury Me Next to Elvis’ and even an old favourite in ‘Requiem of the Drunk’.

It’s a fantastic thing to see British talent as a whole getting to do what they love and also interacting superbly with fans. Just as Danni Monroe did during the bands set when they asked was it anyone’s birthday in the audience and then proceeded to sing Happy Birthday to them.

As The Dirty Youth’s set came to an end there was a buzz about the crowd and a party like atmosphere that just got everyone pumped to see Fozzy.

Fozzy 01They kicked off the show by playing a recording of Black Sabbath classic ‘War Pigs’ before launching into ‘Do You Wanna Start a War?’ and as they hit the stage they really got the crowd whipped up into a frenzy.

Song after song followed along with interacting with the crowd, even taking people’s phones off the fans and snapping selfies frontman Chris Jericho and the band ploughed through a fantastic set which gave everyone some great songs including ‘Enemy‘, ‘Bad Tattoo’ and ‘God Pounds his Nails‘.

The icing on the cake of tonight was a sold out Limelight full of metalheads Fozzy 06singing their hearts out to Fozzy’s cover of ABBA’s Classic ‘SOS‘ word for word.

The night was full of energy and excitement from start to finish. It was a fantastic atmosphere and everyone was chanting, screaming and singing together in tandem.

It is great to see such a fantastic atmosphere and show that just doesn’t let up and the lights go down, but both bands gave it all and the fans were simply unbelievable as they lapped up the performances and the show as a whole. Matt Halliday, GiggingNI.com