Two-time AC/DC man Chris Slade brought the thunder to Dublin on Sunday night (11th Nov 2018), as his band The Chris Slade Time Line fired through a number of classic tracks that saw drummer retrace his years with some of the biggest names in rock.
Though the Time Line were playing their first ever date in the Irish capital at the Button Factory, the show marked a return for Chris, who had last played in the city at AC/DC's sold-out show at the Aviva Stadium on the 'Rock or Bust' tour, in July 2015.
Taking centre-stage behind the very same lightning bolt emblazoned kit that graced the stage at the Aviva, Slade revealed his talents not just as a skilled and powerful percussionist, but also as an engaging and entertaining front man.
"It's called the Time Line because we're going to be taking a trip back through the last number of years", he said, greeting those gathered for the first of many chats on the intimate occasion.
Kicking off with an explosive 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap', the AC/DC-dominated set also took in Slade's years behind the kit with such luminaries as Uriah Heep, with a beautiful 'July Morning', and David Gilmour, with an impassioned take on Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb'.
Surrounded by competent musicians, all of whom seemed to be enjoying the night as much as Slade himself, it was vocalists Paul ‘Bun’ Davis and Steve Glasscock who really shone, as between them they ably handled the tones of Brian Johnson and Bon Scott, as well as Gary Moore, Paul Rogers, and Tom Jones.
With a recorded discography that contains numerous stone-cold classics, Slade's set was littered with singalongs, from a rousing 'Blinded by the Light' and a to a triumphant 'Delilah' and a victorious closing 'Thunderstruck'.
Rounding out the encore with a brace of AC/DC numbers in hidden gem 'The Razor's Edge' and a devilish 'Highway To Hell', it was a night of celebration.
The Chris Slade Time Line play the Giants of Rock festival at Butlins Minehead on 27th January 2019. Got more on the Time Line, visit the Chris Slade's official site.
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Check our gallery from the Dublin show below. Click on the image to view. All photos by Ray Keogh.