April 24, 2023 Tulsa Oklahoma
Shinedown are currently touring to support their latest release “Planet Zero” on “The Revolutions Live Tour”. They made a stop at the BOK Center in Tulsa this past Monday night. Also on the bill was From Ashes to New and Three Days Grace.
The first band on was a band out of Pennsylvania called From Ashes to New. Their energy was contagious. They were all over the stage and really seemed to be enjoying themselves. The crowd was very responsive and they sounded great. Definitely get there and check them out.
Up next was Three Days Grace. Matt Walst’s vocals were powerful and emotive, perfectly capturing the raw emotion of the band’s lyrics. Barry Stock’s guitar riffs were electrifying and it was also his birthday. Walst led the crowd in singing happy birthday and a cake was brought out for him to blow ou the candles. Neil Sanderson’s drums provided a driving beat that had everyone moving and bassist Brad Walst’s bass kept it all together. One of the things that stood out most to me about their set was how well the band connected with their audience. They played all their hits, from “I Hate Everything About You” to “Animal I Have Become,” and each song was met with thunderous applause and singing from the crowd. It was clear that Three Days Grace had a loyal fanbase present who knew every word to every song.
Shinedown opened their set with “Diamond Eyes,” the title track from their 2012 album. The song was a great way to start the show, with its driving beat and catchy chorus. They band played a mix of hits from their extensive catalog, including “Second Chance” and “Sound of Madness.” including “Bully,” “Unity,” and “If You Only Knew.” Frontman Brent Smith was in great form, delivering passionate vocals and engaging with the crowd throughout the night. With Zach Myers on guitar, Eric Bass on bass and Barry Kerch on drums their sound was full and clear, and the stage show was impressive, with plenty of pyrotechnics and lights. The crowd was enthusiastic and sang along to every song, making for a truly memorable concert experience.
As I stood among the crowd at the show, I couldn’t help but feel swept away by the energy and passion of the band’s performance. Overall, Shinedown put on a fantastic show at the BOK Center. If you’re a fan of Shinedown, or just good rock music in general, I highly recommend checking them out live.
For more information on Shinedown and their current tour check out their website