The infamous sleazy rock ‘n’ roll group Steel Panther are putting the rubber to the road across the U.S. this summer with their On The Prowl Tour. Hitting 22 cities in a little over one month, the band is bringing their blunt, profane and down-right dirty music to the masses.
Great Cedar Showroom, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket
16 July 2023
Words and Photography: Shannon Wilk
“Are you readyyyyyyyy,” comes through the speakers, Bohemian Rhapsody style and a *definitely* PG monologue ensues. The curtains open, and Steel Panther begins the set with their iconic tune Eyes Of A Panther from the group’s debut record.
Guitarist Satchel runs around the stage doing high kicks throughout Let Me Cum In, the second tune of the night. Bassist Spyder introduces the audience to his new candy, Boobie Bites, with cocaine in the middle! After more SP antics, the guys brought up an Asian woman for, you guessed it, Asian Hooker.
Another special guest was brought to the stage, this time to play with the band. An 11-year-old boy joined the group to play Man In The Box by Alice In Chains.
Taking it to a more recent release with 2019’s All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight), the audience livens up even more, throwing middle fingers in the air and singing the lyrics.
The bands’ set showcased a few tunes from the new album, On The Prowl, including Friends With Benefits, 1987 and Ain’t Dead Yet.
Following a fierce performance of Death To All But Metal, Steel Panther invited one special fan up onto the stage. A pregnant woman by the name of Ashley took centre stage, sitting on a stool as the group, on the fly, wrote a little tune for her and her unborn daughter. That night Ashley was the Girl From Oklahoma.
In traditional Steel Panther fashion, groups of women from the crowd are invited onstage to dance and do as they please for a song or two. On this tour, it’s the sentimental love song, Community Property and the ultimate party anthem, Party All Day (Fuck All Night).
Tits were out, asses were grabbed, and total fun was had. The band came back for the encore, Gloryhole. As always, the boys had to all catch Michael Starr’s hat in succession before they could end the set, and just like that, the night of Heavy Metal had come to a close.
For their final night on this run, original hard rock band Gunshine opens the night. The group is very new to the scene, with their debut album released only a year ago. From Florida, the three-piece hard rock ‘n’ roll band is the brainchild of New Years Day guitarist Austin Ingerman.
The trio performs with lots of energy and enthusiasm, pairing perfectly with their catchy arena rock anthems. This month has seen the biggest growth for Gunshine as they make their touring debut with two legendary hard rock acts, Steel Panther and Buckcherry.