Hollywood star Steven Seagal hit the Black Country last night for a two-night run of shows with his blues band.
The 62-year-old was at the Robin 2 in Bilston as part of his European tour with his group, Steven Seagal’s Blues Band. As well as singing he also plays guitar and fans were queuing around the block to get into the venue.
Inside, around 400 turned out to watch the show and they were in a party mood despite the performer being half an hour late. When he arrived on stage he was dressed all in black wearing a panama hat that hid his famous ponytail. His arrival was met with wild cheers and camera flashes. The Hollywood heavyweight has appeared in films such as Under Siege, Above The Law and The Patriot.
Last night’s show was not the first time he has appeared in the Black Country. He also played two sell out shows at the Robin 2 in 2007. Seagal was arriving under a cloud of controversy after having his gig in Estonia cancelled for his pro-Russian links. He is a friend of Russian leader Vladimir Putin after sharing an interest in martial arts.
Dedicated fans could pay £100 for a VIP ticket which included a meet and greet with the man himself.
The band is back at the venue tonight.