Gig Review

Henry Rollins
Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
19th January 2012

Henry Rollins   

At the end of this show I was left with a sense of dread – what the hell am I going to say about that? I never thought I’d find the words to describe my feelings towards it, but I’m going to give it my best shot. Prior to me entering the venue, the only knowledge I had regarding Henry Rollins was that he was in the band Black Flag in the 80’s but that was about all I had.

Everything ran like clockwork, the ticket stated the performance would begin at 8 and spot on 8 Mr Rollins strode out onto the stage and began, he also didn’t pause for breath until he was finished at half 10. For this strenuous 2 and a half hours of constant talking we were gifted with some of Rollins most unusual, emotional, hilarious and most dangerous moments of his life; events from his days in Black Flag, stories from his National Geographic work and cultural differences from a lifetime of world travelling. Some of the stories were straight up hilarious but some were some of the most heartbreaking things you will ever hear, really sad unfortunate events from his travels but no matter how low the mood got he’d always bring it back right at the end with

When many of us live in one place for our duration on this planet, with all the awful people you can meet and all the highlighting by the media on the worlds vilest incidents it’s great when someone who has experienced so much and actually been to some of the vilest places on earth and seen flickers of hope in an otherwise darkened world – I can’t speak for everyone but for me it restores my faith in humanity and sometimes, you just need that. Lots of laughs, emotion, and new ways of thinking all delivered with wit and intelligence from a truly remarkable human being, great way to spend a night.

Review By James Webb

 Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

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 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?