The Struts in Boston – July 18, 2023

British glam rock band The Struts took over the Citizens House of Blues on Tuesday night, as part of the Remember The Name… Tour, joined on the road by Mac Saturn. The energy both inside and around the venue was as scorching hot as the weather, and fans were all excited for a night jam packed with pure rock and roll.

Mac Saturn

The sound of Boston’s “More Than A Feeling” in the background paved the way for Detroit’s own rock and roll outfit Mac Saturn to take the stage. With unmatched swagger, the band kicked off with “Diamonds” and “Young in Paradiso”. The crowd was immediately captivated by the cool, very 70’s energy emanating from the stage; the band is energetic, sexy, and lots of fun. The mood slowed down with Mike Moody’s sultry guitar solo, which served as an introduction to “Ain’t Like You”, followed by fan favorite “Mr. Cadillac”. As the show drew to a close, frontman Carson Macc would ask the audience if they would do it again with Mac Saturn more than a few times: the answer was undoubtedly yes.

The Struts

The energy was on fire as fans waited patiently for The Struts to take over. The show started with a blast, with the high energy “Dirty Sexy Money,” followed by the recognizable drum beat that gave way to “Body Talks”. Charming frontman Luke Spiller was a dynamo, bouncing around the stage as he greeted the crowd. The vibe was electrifying as The Struts kept the rock and roll coming, with just the right amount of sass, with “Primadonna Like Me”.

Spiller slowed things down by sitting at the piano for “One Night Only”; both the performance and the moment were very reminiscent of Queen’s sound, one of the band’s biggest musical influences. The singer then asked for the lights to stay off, and fans lit up the room with their phones for a stripped down “Mary Go Round”. They would pick up speed again soon enough, with a mega medley of “In Love With a Camera”, “Cool”, “Matter of Time”, ” Wild Child”, “Can’t Sleep” and “Somebody New”, followed by a glam rock cover of Lorde’s “Royals”, turning into one of the biggest highlights of the show.

After introducing “Pretty Vicious”, one of their most recent tracks, Spiller showed off his vocals with the bluesy intro to “I Do It So Well”. The last lap of the show was soon approaching, as the singer went on to introduce the rest of the band during “Put Your Money On Me”, as well as incorporating the crowd with some synchronized clapping and call and answer play. The band returned for the encore, closing with the anthemic “Could Have Been Me”. The Struts certainly know how to put on a great show, letting us know that rock and roll is not dead. Make sure to catch the second leg of the Remember The Name… Tour as the band returns to the west coast next fall.

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