By David Lucas, Rock At Night Orlando
Live Review: Steel Panther at Plaza Live, Orlando, FL – March 10, 2023
Steel Panther brings their On The Prowl tour to The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. If you like heavy metal and adult comedy, then this is a show for you. These guys are known to throw jokes and humor back and forth at each other between songs and sometimes during. The stage lights come on low, the intro starts and the curtain pulls back. Stix starts the beat with Satchel and Spyder right on cue. The backstage lighting kicks in to the beat of the drums as Michael Starr runs on stage opening the show with “Eyes of a Panther” and “Let Me Cum In” from their 2011 album Balls Out.
For the next song, “Asian Hooker, the guys invited not one, but two ladies from the audience to come up to the stage. Following with “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight),” “The Burden of Being Wonderful,” and “Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World.” Satchel then breaks into a ripping guitar solo and ends it by leading into “Death to All but Metal,” a song that mentions many other musicians and their thoughts of them. When this one starts the room really livens up. Every person in the venue must have known the words as you could hardly hear Michael Starr singing over the audience. Up next from their new album, 1987. A song looking back on some moments and happenings of the year 1987. Throwing a few “your old” jokes around the guys do something a little different for the next song, “Ain’t Dead Yet.” Michael plays acoustic guitar, Stix gets behind the keyboard and Spyder does an outstanding job on the wind chimes.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Michael calls Mr. Joey Fatone, formerly of NSYNC to join him on stage. Michael and Joey then select another lady from the audience and sit her down on a bar stool and sing a “made-up” on-the-spot song. Joey remained on stage and the two sang Girl From Oklahoma and the band along with Joey brought up around 20 more ladies to dance as they performed “Never Too Late” and “Party All Day.”
For the encore Joey returns to the stage and joins the guys for his last appearance of the night with Community Property. For the last song of the evening, “Gloryhole,” Michael is running around tossing his hat around and in the air and doing a pretty good job of catching it.
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