On this date in history, 6/1/2001, I attended The Tour of Brotherly Love, featuring The Black Crowes, Oasis, and Spacehog. This was an outdoor show at Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN.
The name of the tour referenced the notorious sibling relationships of the Gallagher brothers in Oasis and the Robinson brothers in the Black Crowes.
Spacehog actually had 2 brothers in their band, but I don’t recall ever seeing their names in the press due to onstage fisticuffs. During their short set of bland alternative rock there were no incidents of brotherly violence.
Oasis was up next and although they also refrained from mixing it up on stage, both Noel and Liam Gallagher displayed plenty of the surly and snotty attitude that either endeared or alienated virtually their entire fan base at one time or another in their career.
Love them or hate them, they played one amazing set that night, loaded with their Beatlesesque melodies and barroom tough guy guitar riffs.
The Black Crowes followed with a less antagonistic approach, instead rousing the crowd again and again to their feet to dance to the delicious Southern gumbo of their hippie version of the Rolling Stones boogie.
Chris Robinson was in fine vocal form and the rest of the Crowes brought the heat throughout their hit filled set.
When they returned for their encores, the crowd got the best surprise of the night as Noel and Liam joined them for a pair of covers by the bands they are constantly compared to, The Beatles and The Stones. All in all, a great night under the stars for a British and American summit on how to rock…and fake that brotherly love in the service of great music!
Written By The Concert Critic
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