Fuel Lights Up the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
Fuel brought the heat with their blend of alternative hard rock this past Friday to Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den delivering classic hits as well as some deep cuts.
The band took to the stage with the song “Last Time” off of 2000’s Something Like Human and followed by “Untitled” and “Headache”. Both of which are deep cuts from their albums Sunburn and Puppet Strings. Singer and guitarist Brett Scallions wastes no time kicking the band into high octane heavy hits, leading the band into tracks “Empty Spaces”, “Bad Day” and another Sunburn deep cut, “Mary Pretends”.
The set already showing to be very old school Fuel with very little being played off the band’s more recent albums. Brett Scallions previously announced the band will be going on tour next year in support of the 20th anniversary of their debut album Sunburn and it’s clear the band is getting ready dusting off some of the deeper tracks from the album. The one track from the album the band didn’t perform was “Jesus or a Gun”, a usual setlist staple.
In addition to some deep tracks and hits, the band also treated fans to some classic rock covers. The Steve Miller Band classic “Fly Like An Eagle” (which the band upped the tempo and heaviness on), Tom Petty’s hit “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, and “Daniel” by Elton John which featured Scallions solo with his guitar.
Other hits featured throughout the night include “Bittersweet”, “Shimmer”, “Falls on Me”, and “Puppet Strings”, a fan favorite from 2014’s Puppet Strings. The night concluded with the band’s 2000 mainstream hit “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” which the sang to the fullest.
Fuel still continues to rock after almost 20 years of touring. The band shows no signs of stopping and are as tight as ever. Keep an eye out and see if the band is hitting your tour this year and be sure to catch them on tour next year for the 20th anniversary of Sunburn. Fans can expect to hear the album in its entirety as well as some other Fuel hits.