Ripper Owens @ The Rockpile, Toronto

On Tuesday night, the Rockpile in Toronto was host to a very special guest. Ripper Owens, the former vocalist for Judas Priest and current frontman for British Lions, graced the stage for what can only be described as an unforgettable evening.


Toronto’s Rockpile welcomed Ripper Owens for a concert on Saturday night. The singer/guitarist has been touring extensively in support of his latest album, “Ripper Owens”, which was released in early

 2018. Owens’ music is rooted in blues and rock, with a heavy emphasis on the blues. He has a powerful voice and his guitar playing is excellent.

The concert began with a short acoustic set. Owens then took the stage and played a variety of songs from his new album as well as some older material. He was joined on stage by drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jason Bonham. The band sounded great and played with energy and precision. Owens’ voice is powerful and he showed off his vocal range in several songs, including “I’m Losing You” and “Walking After You”.

Owens ended the concert with a blistering version of “Shake Your Money Maker”. The crowd was enthusiastic and the show was a great performance by one of Canada’s best blues musicians.

The Venue

The Rockpile is a great place to see a concert. The acoustics are wonderful and the stage is perfect for concerts. The staff is friendly and accommodating, making it easy to buy tickets and get into the venue.

The Support Act

Ripper Owens is a blues rock and roots rock musician from Toronto, Ontario. He has released six albums, most recently in

 2017. His most recent album, “The North”, was nominated for a Juno Award.

The Rockpile is a small venue in Toronto that has been hosting live music since the 1960s. It is known for its intimate setting and its willingness to book smaller, up-and-coming bands. Ripper Owens was a perfect fit for the venue, and the crowd was receptive to his music.

Owens played a mix of old and new material, including songs from his latest album. He was able to keep the crowd engaged with his energetic performance. His blues-influenced rock was well-suited for the Rockpile, and he showed off his vocal range on several tracks. Owens is a talented musician who is well worth checking out if you’re in Toronto.

The Setlist

Ripper Owens took the stage at The Rockpile in Toronto and wasted no time getting the crowd moving. The singer-songwriter played a mix of old and new material, including a few tracks from his latest album, All That I Need.

Owens’s voice is unmistakable, and he delivered every song with conviction. Highlights included the heart-wrenching ballad “I’m Alright” and the catchy country tune “Goodbye Girl.”

The setlist was well-rounded, with plenty of fan favorites. Owens’s performance was electric, and the audience responded enthusiastically. It was clear that this was one concert not to be missed.

The Performance

Ripper Owens’ Vocal Performance

Ripper Owens’ vocal performance was nothing short of amazing. His voice is truly unique and his range is vast, which is showcased beautifully during the song “Brothers.” This was an outstanding concert and I can’t wait to see him again.

Ripper Owens’ Guitar Performance

Ripper Owens’ guitar performance was an excellent display of his skills as a guitarist. His playing was fast and technical, and he showed off his impressive range of skills on the guitar. He played a variety of songs from his latest album, including some fan favorites. His performance was engaging and entertaining, and he interacted with the audience throughout the show.

The Band’s Performance

Ripper Owens @ The Rockpile, Toronto

Fans who were lucky enough to get tickets to Ripper Owens’ show at The Rockpile in Toronto last night weren’t disappointed. The charismatic singer/guitarist put on a powerful performance that left the audience wanting more. 

 Owens opened with an acoustic set, playing some of his well-known hits as well as some new material. He was joined by guitarist Brandon Olson and drummer Darrin Presley for the majority of the set. Presley impressed me with his drumming, using lots of dynamics and tempo changes to keep everyone on their toes. 

 The band then kicked into high gear for their main set, performing several tracks from their latest album, “Curse of the Highway Star”. Highlights of the night included “Love in Vain”, “Hell Bent for Leather”, and “Stairway to Heaven”. 

 Overall, the show was a great performance by a talented band. I can’t wait to see them again soon.

The Crowd’s Reaction

Ripper Owens was a force to be reckoned with on stage at The Rockpile in Toronto. His powerful vocals and soulful guitar playing were the perfect accompaniment to the stellar band that he had assembled. The crowd was into it from the start, cheering and singing along with every song.

There was a great mix of old and new material on the setlist, with some fan favorites like “I Ain’t No Angel” and “The Road.” It was great to see Owens play some of his newer songs too, like “All That I Need” and “What I’m Looking For.”

Overall, an excellent performance from Ripper Owens. His passionate vocals and expert guitar playing were a delight to watch and the crowd loved it.

The Crowd

The crowd at The Rockpile was into Ripper Owens from the start. The singer’s energetic performance had them singing along and clapping along to his tunes. Owens’ strong vocals and soulful music drew in the crowd, who were entertained by his performance.


The concert was great! Ripper Owens was really good and the crowd was into it. I would go see him again.

Overall, it was a great show! Ripper Owens put on an amazing performance, and the crowd was really into it. The venue was great, and the support act was also really good. The setlist was awesome, and the performance was top-notch.

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