[ Story and photos by Rick Pettine ]
December 29, 2019 – PHILADELPHIA — It’s official…The Struts love Philadelphia, and Philadelphia loves The Struts! The four member, high energy band from Derby England rocked The Fillmore with back-to-back capacity-crowd shows.
Opening for The Struts was Philadelphia native band, The Underground Thieves, whose 6 members all hail from Philly. Lead singer and Gibson guitarist Nick “Poncho” Perri charged up the native crowd. One noteworthy song, Whole Lotta Money, will get you hooked on this band, if you weren’t already a fan!
The Struts (lead singer/pianist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam “Addo” Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Geth Davies) then took the stage with guns blazing. They kicked off their 18-song set with hits Primadonna Like Me, Body Talks, and Kiss This.
Rounding out the festive evenings was a 3-song encore, including an unplugged version of Somebody New, Ashes, and blockbuster Could Have Been Me.
This band just gets better with each show, and continues to expand their diverse, all-ages fan base. Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Luke Spiller for a personal look inside his musical approach and the relationship with the City of Brotherly Love!
[ Concert photo album below ]