Rockers pay homage to Europe too
Earlier the group had began their love-in arriving on stage to opening chords of the Europe‘s track ‘The Final Countdown’ before launching into a selection of tracks from recent album ‘Come What(ever) May’.
Taylor said: “Let’s see these fucking hands in the air. Jesus Christ – look at all you mother fuckers!” before playing ‘Made Of Scars’.
Before ‘Through Glass’ Taylor asked fans to join in with a mass sing a long.
“Can you guys say ‘ahaaa’? I want you to hold it as long as you can,” he said as the group began ‘Inhale’.
Introducing ‘Bother’ Taylor then declared: “A year ago I didn’t play this song because you didn’t know it. Now I think you do.”
The track promoted a mass sing along with Taylor saying: “I think that was fucking awesome.”
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