The Struts with Mac Saturn
November 6th, 2023
British rock band The Struts performed the first night of their Remember The Name Tour in Louisville on November 6th to a packed house, touring in support of their most recent album, Pretty Vicious! Opening the show this evening was Detroit rock band Mac Saturn. With a vibrant and infectious energy, their music is a fusion of rock and funk that one can’t help but dance to! Singer Carson Macc was a bundle of energy on stage, along with his band mates, and definitely had the crowd dancing, with quite a few fans in the crowd singing along, as well! Performing songs from their 2022 debut EP Until The Money Runs Out, along with their latest single “Get On The Phone”, they were the perfect start to the evening! Closing out the evening was The Struts. These guys always bring the party and this evening was no different, with the crowd buzzing with excitement. Having formed in 2012, they have steadily grown a loyal fan base due to their incredibly fun and energetic live shows. The fans went wild, cheering and clapping as soon as the band walked out on stage. Quite a few fans had red glowing devil horn headbands on this evening, which were being sold at the band’s merch table, making for a fun view of the crowd. Singer Luke Spiller is a dynamic front man, running out on stage this evening clad in a shimmery black and silver long sleeved shirt, glittery make up, black fitted pants with black and silver fringe down the sides, and a big smile on his face. A born entertainer, he always seems so at ease on stage and engages heavily with the fans in the crowd. Starting off the set with “Dirty Sexy Money” from their 2016 album Everybody Wants, they delighted their fans for around an hour and a half with a 20-song set!
Early in the set, Spiller greeted the fans, saying “Thank you all so much for being here this evening! I see quite a few of you have devil horns on! Scream if you are ready to raise some hell this evening!”, to which the fans screamed their hearts out. Performing older tracks such as “Kiss This”, “One Night Only”, and “Mary Go Round”, they mixed in tracks from the new album, including “”Too Good At Raising Hell”, “Pretty Vicious”, “Rockstar”, and the live debut of “Hands On Me”. I always love seeing bands like The Struts live, that have so much fun and energy on stage that you cannot help but have fun right along with them. About halfway through the set, Spiller briefly left the stage and guitarist Adam Slack did a wicked guitar solo, with Spiller then coming back out and performing “Wild Child”. The band thanked the crowd for being so receptive to the new material. At the end of the set, Spiller asked the crowd “Who’s seeing us for the first time? Welcome to the family! Who’s seen us before? Thanks so much for coming back!”. He then had the venue dim the house lights and had everyone kneel down, telling them when he gave them the cue, to jump up all at once and dance like crazy, to which everyone did, which made for a fun moment. The band then launched into their hit “Put Your Money On Me”. The band briefly left the stage, before coming back out for their encore, ending the evening with the song most people had been waiting for-their early hit single “Could Have Been Me”! The venue was awash with a chorus of fan voices singing along and was the perfect end to a perfectly fun evening!