MECU Pavilion was the place to be this past Sunday night, as GODSMACK threw out vicious 100% HIGH OCTANE rock and roll! Kicking off their When Legends Rise tour….behind the backdrop the crew worked on setting up the stage, meanwhile a mash up of “We Will Rock You” blasted from the huge speakers, the crowd went wild, you could feel the anticipation steadily growing.
The crowd, immersed in sweat, waited for the backdrop to fall, temps reached well over 100! That didn’t stop the masses, they were there and they wanted nothing but pure unadulterated ROCK ‘N ROLL. The chanting grew louder and louder as time seemed to stand still, waiting for the backdrop to fall felt like an eternity……GODSMACK, GODSMACK, GODSMACK……GOOOOOODDDDDSSSMMMAAACCCKKKKK…. “Let’s get ready to rumble!” Those famous words by Michael Buffer; here we go it’s showtime! As the backdrop fell to the ground the first beat of the drum hit, Larkin single handedly beat everyone in submission; then the chords hit and took the crowd over the top. A wave of screaming fell upon the pavilion, Godsmack face punched the crowd with “When Legends Rise,” the energy from the screaming crowd felt like a 10 magnitude earthquake; the entire crowd went into a head banging frenzy while throwing up the “rock ‘n roll” sign, there may have been some “exorcising” the demons happening as well.
Four guys from Lawrence, Massachusetts formed Godsmack back in 1995. The group started off by playing small bars in their hometown which was near Boston. Since forming, Godsmack has released seven studio albums, one EP (The Other Side), four DVDS, one compilation album (Good Times, Bad Times: Ten years of Godsmack) and one live album (Live and Inspired). The band has had three consecutive number one albums on the Billboard 200. They also have 23 top ten rock radio hits, including 17 songs in the top five, a record number of top ten singles by a rock artist. On April 27th of 2018 the When Legends Rise album was released. The long awaited tour was in inevitable …. Twenty years, twenty million in sales, the multi platinum, four time Grammy award nominated hard rockers have out done themselves with this album, proving they still have what it takes in this industry. “When Legends Rise” is an infectious power house, blockbuster, supernova good ride that will have you falling in love all over again with these musical legends.
When Legends Rise / 1000hp / Say My Name / Keep Away / Awake / Unforgettable / Something Different / Voodoo / Batalla de los tambores / Whatever / Under Your Scars / Bulletproof / I Stand Alone