There are two types of comeback shows; nostalgic comeback shows, and memorable comeback shows. The show last Thursday March 28th 2013 will go down in history as one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever been. As the end of the 90’s and early 2000’s metal scene was present at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ to witness a dream lineup. Sevendust, the return of Coal Chamber, and Lacuna Coil.
The Italian gothic metal quintet led by Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia presented a set list full of new material out of their most recent album Dark Adrenaline (I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow, Kill The Light, Upside Down, Intoxicated, and Trip The Darkness) some old songs From Karmacode, and Shallow Life (To The Edge, Fragile, Spellbound, and Survive). Even though Lacuna Coil has been on the road non-stop since February doing an East Coast headlining tour, then going down to South America, then back to the US again to support Sevendust on their way to the US west coast, they gave their best on stage, and put a hell of a show that night.
Time stopped, and we were back 12 years as soon Coal Chamber hit the stage, It was their first US show since they got back together last year for the Soundwave Festival in Australia. The expectations were high, and the band didn’t disappoint. Middle fingers were up, and the chants of “the roof the roof the roof is on fire, we don’t need no water let the motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker burn, burn, burn, burn, burn” were heard again way before they got up on stage. It was chaos, as one of the most representative bands of the 90’s was back. They played everything a 90’s kid would love to hear. (Loco, Big Truck, Rowboat, Something Told Me, Clock, Drove, Not Living, Dark Days, Maricon Puto, No Home, Oddity, And Sway) It was good to see them back, and it’s amazing that they still got it after 12 years of hiatus.
Returning with a new album titled Black Out The Sun, and with a heavy touring schedule since the beginning of the month. Sevendust didn’t let their fans down, they played a well-balanced set list that included almost all their discography from Sevendust all the way to Black Out The Sun. (Decay, Praise, Denial, Alpha, Waffle, Strong Arm Boken, Rumble Fish, Bitch, Pieces, Black, Splinter, and Face To Face) Great show for one of the most hard-working, and professional bands out there.
Here are some of our pictures from the show.
Remaining Tour Dates:
Mar. 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 31 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Apr. 02 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Apr. 03 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
Apr. 04 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 05 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Apr. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Apr. 08 – Minneapolis – MN – Mill City Nights
Apr. 09 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Apr. 11 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
Apr. 12 – Detroit, MI – Harpos