Hard Rock Hell Road Trip headliners Reckless Love will arrive on the sun-kissed island of Ibiza fresh from their Pretty Boy Swagger Tour…and HRH Mag’s Guy Bell caught the band strutting their stuff in London.
The Finnish merry metallers returned to the UK for the second time in 2016 proving yet again why they are at the forefront of the glam revolution just months before Hard Rock Hell’s overseas celebration of rock.
The Scandinavian quartet treated the Electric Ballroom in Camden to a show of sleaze and a setlist combining the very best of their four records released throughout their six-year history since their eponymous debut album.
Within seconds Adonis-like frontman Olli Herman was joined by hundreds of fans screaming and hanging onto every lyric of anthemic opener Animal Attraction.
Reckless Love will line up alongside The Quireboys in May for the week-long festival following their hugely successful nine-date tour across Europe in November.
A perfect performance from all four members at the Electric Ballroom, London, will prime them for stage time in one of the most anticipated rock and roll holidays when they travel to Ibiza in May.
All eyes were on Herman who donned his iconic black leather hat to recreate his starring role in the video for Monster and faultlessly delivered one of the catchiest songs in the band’s discography.
Energetic Badass gave axe man Pepe a chance to show off his superior shredding skill and excessive riff-writing brilliance.
The band’s third release Spirit showed a sense of maturity with a wider range of songs including ballad Edge Of Our Dreams which followed.
Reckless Love have moved into the uncharted territory of having to pick the best songs for a touring set, something made increasingly difficult after churning out yet another best-seller with the incredible Invader.
Scandinavian Girls and Rock It were two more songs taken from their fourth and latest release to showcase their song writing ability with a number of high quality songs sidelined for the Pretty Boy Swagger Tour.
Arguably their greatest and most successful song in their careers spanning in excess of a decade, Night On Fire began with the iconic echoes of Herman’s jungle howls.
The first track off Spirit was the perfect opportunity for the hundreds of dedicated fans to join in with a song full of powerful licks, unrivalled melody and buckets of energy.
A brief pause took place between Hessu Maxx’s final assault of his drum kit and the gang regrouping on stage before bidding farewell with We Are The Weekend and overtly cheesy song Hot.
Since embarking on the Reckless Love journey in 2001 the four friends have enjoyed underground success with releases closely regarded as the rejuvenation of hair metal.
They have sold out shows across Europe in small settings with packed out crowds arriving after their heavy metal pilgrimage borne out of loyalty.
With their undoubted ability and sheer class Reckless Love should see themselves propelled into the spotlight formerly cast upon the likes of Motley Crüe and Kiss.
They will hit the main stage at Hard Rock Hell’s Road Trip in Ibiza between May 10 and 17 where they will be joined by Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons as well as Gun and Planet of Zeus.
The super Finnish foursome have been flying the flag for glam and are on the road to sleaze stardom to be capped off with a prestigious slot at HRH Road Trip.
Reckless Love play Hard Rock Hell’s 2017 Ibiza Road Trip. The event takes place from May 10-17.