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Thursday, 10 May 2012

MICHAEL DES BARRES (Pinched from his website)

Robbie Blunt, Nigel Harrison, Michael Des Barres, Rod Davies and Pete Thompson
(Picture by Tadashi Tanaka)

Silverhead made a triumphant return to Japan on April 20th and 21st, as they played their first concerts in 38 years at the Shimokitazawa Garden in Tokyo, in front of an enthusiastic audience.

The setlist included four songs from the first album, seven songs from the second album, and two songs from the unreleased Brutiful album; “Marilyn” and “James Dean”.

Backstage in Tokyo

1. Hello New York
2. Heavy Hammer
3. Rolling With My Baby
4. Sold Me Down The River
5. Ace Supreme
6. Only You
7. Marilyn
8. Rock Out Claudette Rock Out
9. More Than Your Mouth Can Hold
10. James Dean
11. Long Legged Lisa
12. Bright Light
13. 16 And Savaged

The following message was posted on the official Silverhead page on Facebook after the shows:

“Wow, what a week!!! Its been a long time coming. The guys have finished 2 amazing shows and are now celebrating together before they leave Tokyo.

Many thanks to Vinyl Japan, Tetsuya, Izumi, Shimokitazawa Gardens, the crew and staff for making it all possible. You folks are amazing!

Pete say that the custom Silverhead drum head was put up for auction after the show and raised $22,000 for Japan’s Tsunami Relief fund (yes Dollars, not Yen)!!!!

To our Fans, Friends, and Family. Thank you for your continuing support. Only in our wildest dreams did we ever think this was possible. Please keep posting and visiting our site. Stay tuned for pics and more in the coming days and weeks. It will take some time for everyone to download their personal pics of the trip. We’ll be keeping in touch. Lots of big things in the making. We’re not done yet!”

Both shows were recorded and there are plans for a DVD release later.

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