Rocker Courtney Love made her return to the American concert stage on Friday, March 19 by playing her first U.S. Hole show of the century at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. The singer/songwriter and her new band headlined the SPIN@Stubba's party, and Love took to the stage wearing a feather tiara and a sash that read "BEWARE".
Hole opened their set with their new hit "Skinny Little B**ch" before the frontwoman offered the snarling introduction, "Hey kids, we're Hole." The set was largely uneventful until Love told the audience, which included actress Mischa Barton, to "Shut the f**k up, get serious" as she opened the song "Letter to God", and choked back tears as she sang.
She closed the show by insisting the new-look Hole is here to stay and her bid to go solo is over, telling fans, "This is the way it's going to be for a long f**king time, get used to it. We're Hole whether you like it or not," and joked, "I'd stage dive, but I'm far too elderly."