September 30, 2018
Shinedown, Godsmack, Asking Alexandria, Like A Storm, and Red Sun Rising Setlist
Shinedown and Godsmack have teamed up for a fall tour beginning September 21. The two sound similar and both have great albums out they are touring in support of now. Shinedown released Attention Attention on May 4, 2018. Godsmack released When Legends Rise April 27, 2018.
To get ready for the show, we have compiled a setlist of the songs they are slated to perform. Just put it on and get ready to sing along to the show.
The complete dates are:
Sept. 21 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 22 Greenboro NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 24 Huntsville AL Von Braun Center
Sept. 26 Tupelo MS BancorpSouth Arena
Sept. 28 Toledo OH Huntington Center
Sept. 29 Louisville KY Louder Than Life
Sept. 30 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center
Oct. 2 Brookings SD Swiftel Center
Oct. 4 Deadwood SD Deadwood Mountain Grand
Oct. 5 Billings MT Rimrock Auto Arena
Oct. 7 Spokane WA Spokane Arena
Oct. 9 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena
Oct. 10 Everett WA Angels of The Winds
Oct. 11 Portland OR Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 13 Sacramento CA Aftershock Fest
Supporting bands are Asking Alexandria, Red Sun Rising, and Like A Storm at different dates.
For regular or VIP tickets please visit the bands respective websites:
Blacktop Mojo with Drugs Delaney and Autumn Rove Concert Review
Monarch Music Hall
Blacktop Mojo is a band that you have heard of but may not have seen live yet. Their name would indicate they dominate the four-square court but hey, they actually dominate the rock stage. They burst onto the scene with one of the best covers of “Dream On” by Aerosmith that has ever been done. They are touring in support of their latest album, Burn The Ships produced by the legendary Jimmy Johnson. Mr. Jimmy Johnson has produced everyone including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. While their album is an almagation of rock from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Sevendust, it does not do the live show justice.
Local band, Autumn Rove, hard rockers from Peoria, Illinois started the night. For fans of Sick Puppies or Skillet had a short but strong set. They told the crowd they were working on new music and hoped to have it out soon.
Another local alternative rock band, Drugs Delaney, performed next. They are a local band who was touring in support of their album, Circus. Drugs Delaney is a local favorite.
Blacktop Mojo had an intimate crowd join them on a Thursday in Peoria, Illinois. The crowd was as anxious to see the band live as I was. They exceeded our expectations and left the crowd with that endorphin rush that a great, live show gives to its fans. Vocalist, Matt James, leads the band into the next level with his smooth and powerful voice. The evening began with my favorite song, “Burn The Ships” about a Viking fight and going to Valhalla. Some technical difficulties arose but the band just performed acoustically to get through any bumps in the show. Performing a beautiful, acoustic cover of “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes.
Their full setlist:
Burn The Ships
End of Days
Trouble on The Rise
She Talks to Angels (The Black Crowes cover)
Where The Wind Blows
All Mine Now
It Won’t Last
Dream On (Aerosmith cover)
Get out and see a live show by Blacktop Mojo. You can stay up to date on their tour dates on their website: Blacktop Mojo
Spring Fling 18 featuring Stone Sour, Sevendust, I Prevail and Burden of The Sky
Peoria is becoming one of the premiere Rock performance locations in the country. Spring Fling proves this with huge bands Stone Sour and Stone Temple Pilots supporting two days of music. Spring Fling coincides with Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. Bands are traveling across the country and make their way through Peoria, Illinois. The local rock radio station, 105.7 the X, brings the shows with their huge listener base. Rock fans are thankful for the continued support of Rock music by the sponsors and everyone that work hard to keep Rock alive. The most recent shows I attended in Peoria have all sold out! Thanks also goes to the fans who spend their money to support live music.
We were not able to attend Thursday night but I heard that Stone Temple Pilots did not disappoint with new singer, Jeff Gutt. The weather held out for Peoria and both nights had great Spring weather. You always have to worry about Spring storms at an outdoor venue. Most people arrived early to get a great spot and set up their chairs in the general admission area for the best viewing. The VIP area was the perfect size and not oversold. No one likes to pay extra and get stuffed in like sardines and have a shoddy view. It did have separate drink tents and porta potties.
Fairly local band, Burden of The Sky, opened the night with a short set featuring songs from their debut release cinis ad cinis . The band is a hard rock band for fans of Breaking Benjamin or Adelitas Way. They impressed the early crowd with their songs about positive change.
Same Old Page lyrics
“I can hear your cries a million miles away
Just that same broke feeling on a different day
And if you choose to rise, then we’ll find a way
To get up, and get out, and break off that same old page”
Learn more about Burden of The Sky Burden of The Sky
I Prevail is a post hardcore band that gets bigger every year. Their breakout song was their cover of “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. The band continues to grow and reach more fans. Last year, they were one of the largest draws on Vans Warped Tour. Noticeably missing from the lineup was Brian Burkheiser who is still recovering from vocal surgery. The circle pits and crowd surfing started for the night.
Rock radio station 105.7 the X DJ, Anna Kinkade, raises money for St. Jude and during Spring Fling, she convinced fellow DJ, Ryan Black to wear a dress. They posed for pictures for donations.
Sevendust took the stage at dusk. Sevendust loves central Illinois and when they come around, it is like old friends visiting. Central Illinoisans love Sevendust in return. No matter if they come to festival, opener for a band or on their own tour, fans turn out for them. Vocalist, LJ was commenting on seeing familiar faces in the crowd. They just released their twelfth studio album, All I See is War, on May 11, 2018. Fans were excited to hear their newest releases live as well as their extensive hits.
For the most up to date information about Sevendust, view their website: Sevendust
The main event was Stone Sour. The band had been on a break from touring for about three years. They are currently touring in support of their sixth studio album, Hydrograd. Stone Sour’s lyrics are poetic and honest. Corey Taylor does not sugarcoat anything and that is why we react positively to the music. Honesty is a timeless virtue. About halfway through their set, a fan was injured and Corey stopped the show to make sure she was getting proper medical care. He asked the crowd to step back to allow security to get the girl out. They took her out on a board.
He announced later that she had passed out and she did not suffer any debilitating injury. We were all relieved that she was okay. During the show, there were very large sparklers being set off randomly, a confetti cannon and those crazy, dancing windsock guys at the encore song.
Young Renegades Tour All Time Low with gnash and DREAMERS
Monarch Music Hall
The re-branded venue, Monarch Music Hall, that was formerly known as Limelight entered the scene with a SOLD OUT show of the Young Renegades Tour with All Time Low, gnash, and DREAMERS. Music fans were ecstatic that the venue could remain open and bring intimate shows to the area. Ambitious fans started lining up at nine in the morning to be the first ones at the rail.
Alternative rockers, DREAMERS from New York, opened the Young Renegades tour. The three piece consists of vocalist, guitarist Nick Wold, bassist Marc Nelson, and drummer, Jacob Lee Wick. DREAMERS is that band that you know all their songs because they are so infectious. Their album This Album Does Not Exist (Fairfax Recordings) was released August 26, 2016. The single “Wolves (You Got Me)” has been out for a few years now and gets regular airplay on Alt Nation and alternative radio around the country. Their songs “Painkiller” and “Sweet Disaster” get in your ear and don’t let go. Tonight they played those hits along with a new song “Last Love Song” and a tribute cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries. Their set was short, sweet, and reminded the fans of exactly who they are.
For more about DREAMERS, visit their website: DREAMERS
gnash is a singer, songwriter, rapper, dj and producer. His single, “I hate U, I love U” featuring Olivia O’Brien peaked at number 10 on Billboard Hot 100. gnash has a stage presence that draws you in and makes you want to sing along. His song “the broken hearts club” is the latest single off his upcoming album. His website asks if you want to sign up as the latest member of the broken hearts club.
All Time Low is a Pop Punk band from Towson, Maryland. The band consists of vocalist, Alex Gaskarth, guitarist, Jack Barakat, bassist, Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson. The band has had success touring the world relentlessly. They have won awards and Alex and Jack hosted the Alternative Press Music Awards in 2015 and 2016. Their latest release, Last Young Renegade (FUELED BY RAMEN) was released on June 2, 2017. A plain stage set up just consisted of the drum kit and microphone stands stood on the stage. The band received a respectable number of bras from the crowd. It is expected that they will collect the bras and hang them their microphone stands. Many undergarments contain messages and phone numbers written on them in hopes that the band will reach out. There was one that may have been EE size that Jack commented he would be happy to die from. There was some banter about Quizno’s that was just disturbing. Most of the fans were there to sing along to all their favorite songs whether it was their classic “Weightless” or the new ballad “Dirty Laundry”, everyone knew the words and sang along.
For everything about All Time Low, check out their website: All Time Low
Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria, Illinois
I went to worship at the alter of the legend, Peter Frampton. Although his legendary locks have been gone a while, he still has a wonderful stage presence with an amazing band backing him up on this solo tour. This short solo tour started in Peoria, Illinois. For old fans and new, you must see this awe-inspiring guitarist at a show. At a spry 67, almost 68, Peter Frampton looks like the antithesis of the Seventies rock star. He appears to be healthy, interacts with the audience in an engaged manner and still puts on very intimate shows. Peter Frampton has duel citizenship with the U.K. and the U.S. and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a vegetarian. His current lifestyle must lend to his healthy appearance and down to earth demeanor.
The show was in the smaller Peoria Civic Center Theater that holds about 2200. Prior to the band coming on stage, you hear Peter’s voice through the P.A. system advising everyone to take as many pictures and videos during the first three songs. He then requests you put away your digital devices and just enjoy the show. Most patrons complied although it was hard to when he was performing his well-known songs. The older fans were happy to comply and the crowd did lean to the AARP discount group.
Peter played the rediscovered Gibson Les Paul that he told the story of it being missing for 31 years. Everyone thought it was destroyed in a plane crash but it came back to him after 31 years and it was found on the island of Curaçao. The same guitar was played on his solo album “Frampton Comes Alive”. The guitar was beat up but it played beautifully.
The show lasted a little over two hours and it was a testament to the timeless legend of Peter Frampton and also his band. The talent of his band is definitive proof of rock thriving in current times.
The full setlist included:
- Something’s Happening
- Lines on My Face
- Show Me The Way
- I Saved a Bird Today
- Boot It Up
- Double Nickels
- I Wanna Go To The Sun
- I Got The Same Old Blues (JJ Cale cover)
- Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden cover)
- I’ll Give You Money
- Oh Baby I Love Your Way
- Do You We Feel Like We Do
- Four Day Creep (Ida Cox cover)
- I Don’t Need No Doctor (Ray Charles cover)
He has a few more solo shows, then goes out with Steve Miller Band in North America. For more about Peter Frampton, his band and the upcoming dates go to:
The Stage World Tour Avenged Sevenfold with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois
The Stage World Tour sold out the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. Just when I think that I cannot be any more impressed with a live show, Avenged Sevenfold sets the bar even higher. The stage was set with a storybook led screens staggered across the stage projecting video of the band and other videos coordinated with the music. The stage also extended with a catwalk. They consulted with Cirque Du Soleil directors for the stage presentation.
Avenged Sevenfold released their seventh studio The Stage in October 2016. They were nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Song for “The Stage”. They are not attending the awards show in protest since the presentation for Rock is only shown online instead of during the televised ceremony. Rock fans do not understand the Grammy Awards for excluding a huge population from interest in watching the Grammys.
The night began with Bullet For My Valentine is from Wales. They are known for their breakup rock songs. Their Metalcore style is punctuated by searing rock riffs from guitarist, Michael “Padge” Paget and poetic lyrics sung or screamed by Matt Tuck. Bullet For My Valentine fans showed up early to see the band. They performed an abbreviated set including new song “No Way Out” from their latest album Venom. Their full setlist:
- Your Betrayal
- No Way Out
- The Last Fight
- 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
- Tears Don’t Fall
- Waking the Demon
- Don’t Need You
For more about Bullet For My Valentine: BMFV Website
Breaking Benjamin returned to the central Illinois area for the third time since their return after re-configuring.
They have just released the song “Red Cold River” which they performed at the show. Their new album Ember set for release on April 13, 2018. From the songs released so far, it will be a harder album than Dark Before Dawn. Breaking Benjamin has a simple stage set up with lighted boxes with the Celtic knot symbol they are known for on each side of the stage. Ben Burnley, lead vocalist, was more energetic than usual.
- So Cold
- Angels Fall
- Sooner or Later
- Blow Me Away
- Red Cold River
- Never Again
- The Imperial March/Schism/Smells Like Teen Spirit/Walk/ Drum Solo
- I Will Not Bow
- The Diary of Jane
The crowd sang along to “Breath” and it was a great version. Breaking Benjamin dedicated “I Will Not Bow” to the military and first responders. They brought up young kids to show the future of rock is alive. The lucky kids got to sing along to “The Diary of Jane” and take selfies with Ben Burnley.
Make sure to see Breaking Benjamin this time around: Breaking Benjamin Website
The band everyone stayed up to see was Avenged Sevenfold. The band came close to disbanding when their drummer, Jimmy “The Rev Sullivan” died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2009. A7X persevered and grew their fanbase by putting on phenomenal live shows and drawing on their influences for their music. Their albums always have a theme and are interesting. Their sound is signature to them. This tour is an amazing display of videos coordinated with the music and lights.
- The Stage
- Hail To The King
- Beast and The Harlot
- Buried Alive
- So Far Away
- God Damn
- Burn It Down
- Wish You Were Here
- Bat Country
- Critical Acclaim
- A Little Piece of Heaven
- Unholy Confessions
I know that I was not the only person to get a little teary eyed when the screens lit up with video of The Rev talking about the band. He talked about the band and what it meant to him. The side screens showed the iconic photo of the band huddled together. Then the band sang “So Far Away” the song that Brian aka Synyster Gates wrote as a tribute to him.
During the song “Higher” a huge astronaut was raised from the stage in front of screens showing scenes from space.
During the encore, the video for A Little Piece of Heaven played on the screens and it is a morose song and video in cartoon. Overall, the live performance was breathtaking with two hours of entertaining, skillfull and amazing metal music.
See more about the tour: Avenged Sevenfold Website