The Schedule in 2013:
Wild Child will perform on October 11 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX, October
22 at Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI, and November 22 at Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, CO.
and where did Wild Child perform their first show?
A: The band performed their first show at The Whisky a-Go-Go on July
The Los Angeles-based band Wild Child has been performing for over 20 years. Lead
singer Dave Brock has long been well-known for his striking similarity to Jim Morrison in his live performances, in regards
to his voice, look, and demeanor. Wild Child as a group is also renowned for capturing the same electrifying energy that the
Doors had onstage in the late 1960s.
The band even uses the same musical instruments onstage as the Doors did back then.
Wild Child has been playing to sold-out venues all across the globe for many years.
Frontman Dave Brock got his start
performing by landing the lead role in The Jim Morrison Rock Opera, produced by Morrison's sister, Anna Morrison Graham. Anna
was the one who chose Brock to play Jim Morrison. By the time the show wrapped, Brock had launched the band Wild Child, a
tribute band that quickly gained popularity all across the Southern California area. The group's fame escalated, and soon
they were playing a lengthy string of sold-out shows at the Whisky. They eventually began playing in large venues all across
the United States and the rest of the world. Their performances have received much critical acclaim, and audiences regularly
leave the band's shows in awe of their talent.
In 2010, Brock began touring with Manzarek–Krieger, a rock band
composed of two former members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger. Manzarek–Krieger first formed in 2002.
They were additionally referred to as The Doors of the 21st Century, D21C, and Riders on the Storm. They finally decided to
go by Manzarek–Krieger or Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors for legal reasons. They performed Doors songs
all across the nation until Manzarek's death in 2013.
When Manzarek-Krieger first formed, the group featured frontman
Ian Astbury of The Cult, with Angelo Barbera from Krieger's band playing bass. After several lineup changes, the band performed
on a string of TV shows, including The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
In 2011, the band performed in Bolivia, Mexico,
Israel, France, Italy, Russia, Austria, the Netherlands, and Czech Republic. In the majority of these countries, they only
played one live show, but in Mexico, they performed six concerts in several different cities. Ray's brother Rick Manzarek
of Rick & the Ravens guest-appeared on guitar in several shows during the tour.
Manzarek-Krieger has not released
any full-length studio albums, but sells CDs of their live concerts to be bought after the shows via the DiscLive service.
In 2003, the outfit issued a live concert DVD called LA Woman Live, under the moniker The Doors of the 21st Century. The DVD
was shot on one night of their tour of the Doors' studio disc L.A. Woman. In addition, Ian Astbury cut the Doors' tune "Touch
Me" in the studio with the three surviving Doors members (following Jim Morrison's death) for the Stoned Immaculate: The Music
of the Doors tribute album in 2000. To date, that recording of "Touch Me" is the closest thing to an official song from the
remaining members of the Doors. Another song by the Doors, "Wild Child" was recorded by Astbury for the album with his band
the Cult, with Ray Manzarek also contributing vocals. Some of the live records released by The Doors of the 21st Century via
DiscLive include Live in Hollywood, CA: "New Year's Eve" (12/31/03), Live in Atlanta, GA (5/1/04), Live in West Palm Beach,
FL (5/2/04), Live in New York City: "Live from the Five" (5/5/04), Live in Uncasville, CT (5/6/04), and Live in Anaheim, CA:
"Live at the House of Blues" (12/31/04). Several of the band's guest musicians have included Owen Goldman on percussion, Forrest
Penner on guitar, and Alex Lora on vocals.
If you love the Doors, you'll want to score
tickets to see the famed tribute band Wild Child perform live! Here's your chance to hear the group perform several of the
Doors' much-loved tunes such as Peace Frog, Love Street, and L.A. Woman. This Los Angeles-based act has been playing classic
rock and psychedelic tunes for many years, and now they're headed to a venue near you! Get your tickets today and enjoy an
electrifying night of rock and roll!
In 2005, the band produced "Wild Child – Live In
Concert," a double album made up of 22 songs. This live album can be bought and MP3 clips can be listened to on the live double
album page of Wild Child's website.