[venue]: P.N.E. Pacific Coliseum-Theatre Stage, 100 North Renfrew Street
[city/province]: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
[date/time]: 1986 December 28, Sunday, 7:30 PM
[info]: Rock the World
[support act]: opener for Triumph
[attendance]: 3,500 (15,713)

Opening band Kick Axe came flying at audience, determined to prove that its career isn't really on the ropes.

The trimmed-down quartet has produced its most honest LP, Rock the World, on lunch money and has had a crushing year, yet its desperate commitment to heavy metal may be its saviour.

Otherwise, that heavy metal shuffle is going to be a long slide.