Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic English hard rock band Uriah Heep, but even at 49 the band shows no signs of slowing down.
On Sunday, March 11th, the band gave all it had at St. Charles' Arcada Theater.
The 75-minute concert featured both beloved older material and a smattering of newer cuts. Tight playing, great lighting, and high engagement with their enthusiastic audience allows Uriah Heep to focus on musicianship over nostalgia.
Original Heep guitarist Mick Box teamed up with bandmates, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, lead vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer.
This solid lineup has been in place since 2013 and they interact and play with a swagger that shows them gelling just like some of the band's previous incarnations.
Uriah Heep still packs arenas and large venues around the world with strongholds of fans across Eastern Europe.
This visit to the States is for the love of the fans and dedication to the music. It did not go unappreciated.
Look at Yourself
Shadow of Grief
Betwen Two Worlds
Lady in Black