Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi will perform at the Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grille on November 20, according to co-owner Greg Thompson, who added that the concert will mark the second time Corabi has performed at Langdon, having previously performed at the Firehouse in June. 2019.
A former frontman of one of the best-known and best-selling heavy metal bands of the ’80s and’ 90s will be putting on a show in Langdon later this month – and it won’t be the first time he has performed in the hamlet.
Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi will perform at the Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grille on November 20, according to co-owner Greg Thompson, who added that the concert will mark Corabi’s second time at Langdon, having previously performed at the Firehouse. in June 2019..
“We’re extremely excited,” Thompson said of the upcoming show, which was already nearing full status on November 3. “We have been able to do it once before, which we never thought we could happen, but through persistence and not giving up, we did. We never thought we would have the opportunity to do it again. , but here we are. ”
Although he has a decorated music career and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the rock and heavy metal industry, Corabi is best known for his four-year stint as lead singer with Mötley Crüe. after founding member Vince Neil left in the 1990s. Corabi helped the high-energy metal band record their self-titled album in 1994.
“As far as I’m concerned it was one of Mötley Crüe’s best albums,” said Thompson. “He wrote on the next album, but wasn’t really recognized for it.”
Besides his time with the Crüe, Corabi was a founding member of The Scream, a guitarist of Ratt and the lead vocalist of The Dead Daisies. Since leaving Mötley Crüe, his career has seen him partnering on musical projects with some of rock’s biggest names, including former KISS member Bruce Kulick and former The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy. .
“I’ve always wanted to go see John Corabi but I just never got the chance, with the planning, this and that, and working like crazy,” Thompson said. “My partner here, Aleesha Gosling, co-owner of the fire station, said, ‘Well, if you’re not going to see him, why don’t you bring him here? ”
Thompson said after Corabi’s first time playing at Langdon, the musician kept in touch with the staff at Firehouse, who said they were always eager to bring him back for an encore performance.
However, given the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Corabi’s return to Langdon has been delayed until now.
“He was so impressed with our facility, the area and the way he was treated,” said Thompson. “He wanted to come back, but next time he wanted to get into his campervan with his wife from Nashville so they could see the mountains and so on.”
According to Thompson, Corabi’s opening on November 20 will be the Timothy J. Band and Gil Tougas – two local bands that have previously performed at the Firehouse.
“These are local artists who play here quite often and both have recently released albums for themselves,” he said. “It will give them the opportunity to show off their talents and what they have been up to recently.
“We only have a capacity of 120 people in our bar, so sit down and listen to an evening of music with a guy like that, who [has been] in the music industry for so many years now, it’s a storytelling adventure, ”he said.