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LIVE: JOAN JETT – March 27, 2015 (Auburn Hills, MI)

| 30 March 2015 | Reply


Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills

City: Auburn Hills, MI

Date: March 27, 2015

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (


The original riot grrrl took the stage on a cool Friday evening in metro Detroit, and she rocked and rolled the place from first punk driven note to the final rocking chord.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts teased a crowd for roughly an hour opening for Heart tonight and the headliner had to work hard to equal or eclipse the killer set put on by Jett and her co-conspirators in rock and roll.  This humble rocker, who introduced herself and the band with “We are The Blackhearts” took on songs from her storied career and gave each of them a fresh coat of paint.  Older tracks like “Cherry Bomb” and “You Drive Me Wild” from her days with The Runaways sounded as punky and fun as the originals, but also had a more mature twist to them this many years later.  Playing hits from her catalog, Joan controlled the pace of the show and the crowds enthusiasm.  The crowd and band fed off of each others energy and attitude, leaving everyone more than happy, especially when she rolled newer tracks into the setlist, like “TMI” (a personal favorite from her latest album Unvarnished – reviewed HERE) and “Any Weather.”  After witnessing a portion of this show, I cannot wait to see her roll back through town later this year.  Do yourself a favor and check her out on tour NOW.


Complete set of JOAN JETT show photos HERE

Setlist: Bad Reputation – Cherry Bomb – Do You Wanna Touch Me – TMI – You Drive Me Wild – Light Of Day – Make It Black – Any Weather – The French Song – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Crimson & Clover – I Hate Myself For Loving You






Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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