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By Shawna Sarnowski
Special to the Valley News 

British glam rockers, The Struts, rock the Observatory North Park


Last updated 7/11/2019 at 2:31pm

Shawna Sarnowski

Luke Spiller, lead vocalist for the Struts, performs Wednesday, July 3 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO - The Struts performed on Wednesday, July 3 at The Observatory North Park on the Young and Dangerous Tour.

The band's dedicated fan base turned out in force as the line outside The Observatory began forming hours before the headliners even took to the stage.

That meant it was standing room only at the sold-out event, and by the time opening acts Kelsy Karter and The Glorious Sons performed, the anticipation for The Struts to take the stage was on the mind of every "Strutter" in the crowd.

Once they hit the stage, The Struts did not disappoint the raucous crowd. Though there were only hundreds of excited people at the show, The Struts performed as if in the four-piece band was in front of a stadium of 60,000.

The Struts consist of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies.

Frontman Spiller, dazzled in sequins and edgy makeup, was firing on all cylinders. His charisma and vocals radiated through in every song as he almost hypnotized the crowd with his powerful performance. He's a force that can't be stopped. One can't help but see him as a combination of Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie. Still, his style remains unique and true to himself.

The Struts commanded the stage for each and every song they played, including new hits "Body Talks" and "In Love With A Camera."

For a solid two hours, hands were waving, feet were moving and concertgoers were singing and dancing with not a care in the world.

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Adam Slack, guitarist for the Struts, performs Wednesday, July 3 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego.

The Struts provide both a fresh enthusiasm and a nostalgic familiarity with their audience. This probably explains how their music appeals to rock fans of all ages.

The all-ages show allowed parents and their children to enjoy the concert. The catchy songs, musical skills, and polished performance makes The Struts a rock band capable of dominating the industry for years to come.

The Struts are on the road touring non-stop and very well may be one of those acts that work for years to become the headlining grand stadium act they deserve to be.

When they do become an international headlining sensation, I'll be saying, "I remember seeing The Struts at The Observatory North Park in San Diego in 2019."

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