Reunited hard rockers WARRANT played their first concert in 14 years with the band's classic lineup on May 17, 2008 at the Wildhorse in Nashville, Tennessee. The group's lead singer, Jani Lane, has since checked in with the following update:
"Wow, what a fricken relief! We (WARRANT reunited) finally got on stage together the other night in Nashville and the following night in Walker, Minnesota. There was so much speculation on our part and the fans as well! About a week before the shows my MySpace was literally humming with excitement!
"I had the pleasure of having my daughter, Madison, attend the first show. Trust me...there is no more honest critic than the 10-year-old who thinks of you as 'the old guy who takes her to school!'
"All things considered, I thought the first show went pretty well. No major equipment problems and the crowd was great. We definitely fed off the energy the audience fed us.
"As crazy-fast as the day in Nashville went, it almost shifted into slow motion for me on stage. I caught myself mentally drifting down memory lane while my voice and body must have been in some kind of auto-pilot mode...very surreal! I would look around at the guys and get flashes of the Sunset Strip (circa '87 or so) starving, hoping, praying and having a hell of a good time! Memories of recording, touring, laughing and crying together! It really made me think, 'Holy shit...we have been through the mill together!' And let me tell you folks something... I am not a wuss but for the five of us to be standing on stage together sounding that good... everyone healthy and happy... I nearly welled up several times! I never let it show though... mostly because, if I did, I'd have to kick my own ass for being a wimp!
"At one point my 10-year-old ran out on stage to tell me goodbye and that it was her bedtime... I was so into the show I almost had her removed by security! LOL!! Just kidding. I did, however, get a 'hey dad...you were really good tonight' from her later on.
"All I can say is it was truly a night I will never forget. A real milestone... if you will.
"Oh, and by the way....the next night in Walker...was even better!
"See you this summer...let's all make it a kick-ass rock 'n' roll one to remember!!!!"
Fan-filmed video footage of WARRANT's May 17, 2008 concert at the Wildhorse in Nashville can be viewed below (courtesy of artzpot).
The group's setlist was as follows:
01. Down Boys
03. All My Bridges Are Burning
04. Sure Feels Good To Me
05. 32 Pennies
07. Bed Of Roses
08. Hole In My Wall
09. Mr Rainmaker
10. I Saw Red
11. Song & Dance Man
12. Machine Gun
13. Uncle Tom's Cabin
14. Big Talk
15. Cherry Pie
WARRANT will hit the road this summer with CINDERELLA and LYNCH MOB. They will also appear at the Rocklahoma festival on July 12 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma.
"I Saw Red":
"Uncle Tom's Cabin":