• Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Skinny Puppy Delivers A Final Night to Remember in Denver!

Upon my arrival at the Denver Fillmore Auditorium, the Skinny Puppy crowd outside was amazing! Everyone was in such a great mood. The opening act was Paul Barker’s (bassist of Ministry) solo project called Lead into Gold. Paul recently released the side projects third album in April 2023.

Skinny Puppy executed a unique performance. 17 Songs were listed on the band’s setlist for the night including the classics like Rodent, Dig It and Assimilate.  

As I walked through the crowd of fishnets and black leather, I remember seeing so many people singing and dancing. The lights at the Fillmore created an exciting atmosphere. The acoustics were amazing at that venue. It was a magical show that was fitted for all ages. I walked over to the merch booth to purchase tour t-shirts, a poster and a facemask, which is perfect for the Colorado Rockies. By the end of the night, the band had sold out of most of their farewell merch. Skinny Puppy has tour merch available on their website www.skinnypuppyofficialmerchandise.com

 I just remember feeling bittersweet about the concert because I instantly became a big fan and felt that it was a special show for not only the band but for the true fans as well.  This was a sold-out final show.

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Ari Tomke for ZRockR Magazine – All Rights Reserved.

By Ari Tomke

Ari Tomke is an American concert photographer . She has photographed iconic industrial rock bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM and much more. In 2018 she was given the opportunity to photograph her first concert, that band being AFI, at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater located in Morrison, Colorado. Ari has a passion for traveling and visiting new/old music venues, capturing the raw emotions of fans but her main focal point is capturing the most vital artists in music. She continues to learn as much as she can from her photography heroes such as Rob Sheridan, Joey Cultice and Jonathan Rach to name a few. “My favorite thing about specializing in concert photography is being the person behind the camera capturing a moment in time for all to enjoy and pass down to the younger generation so they can appreciate how bad ass this dark life can really be”. Ari Tomke is available as a touring concert touring photographer.

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