The two acts performing tonight at the City National Grove have survived, how should we say, absolute fucking tragedy, but managed to pull out of the wreckage and keep on truckin'. Headliner Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe has experienced more than a few run-ins with the law, including several battery charges, a host of drunk driving allegations and a vehicular manslaughter sentence. And his opening act, Great White, will probably never escape the stigma of the unbelievably tragic Rhode Island club fire that took the lives of more than 100 concert-goers and band guitarist Ty Longley back in 2003. But through the worst of it, these two musical outfits found each other and on this End of the World Tour, currently traveling the country, they can revisit the good old days of their classic rock careers and look ahead to brighter futures.
Wed., Dec. 19, 8 p.m., 2012