A night of mid to late 90’s era grunge rock plus 00’s era metal band Breaking Benjamin equals a 5-hour flashback of great music. Easily big enough to be the headliner, Bush opened the show at 6:25 pm and started the evening off with “The Kingdom” which has been one of their most streamed songs. Throughout the night they hit on all their biggest hits from their past albums including Machinehead, Bullet Holes, Quicksand, Everything Zen and Blood River (live debut). Frontman Gavin Rossdale has a great sense of humor and was constantly engaging with the crowd. He even made a few descents deep into the crowd during the show while still singing along. The 56-year-old also displayed how fit he is by sprinting down the Grandstand while wearing a t-shirt thrown up into the air from an audience member.
BUSH is currently on a tour called “The Fine Art of Survival” which coincides with the release of their new album of the same name. The album is a brilliant piece of music that has oceanic dimensions that envelop your soul. BUSH has managed to stay true to their musical identity through the years and have never sounded better.
Although they may not be the same sexy band that packed arenas in the 90’s, BUSH is still able to sell out venues and blow minds with their incredible music and powerful lyrics. It’s a testament to their longevity and a testament that their fans are just as loyal as ever.