(PCM) Stone Sour, Papa Roach, and Otherwise recently kicked-off their current co-headlining tour at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in Bethlehem, PA and PCM was in attendance to witness this powerhouse touring package first hand!
Show openers Otherwise put on an amazing performance and did a fantastic job of amping up the crowd and setting the bar high for the rest of the evenings performances. Otherwise are currently still touring behind the release of the incredible debut album “True Love Never Dies” and judging by the amount of people that were in attendance to watch Otherwise’s opening set, 2013 is poised to be a huge year for this band. Quite a few times I was able to look around see audience members belting out the lyrics to Otherwise tracks such as “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” and their set closer “Soldiers”. I had a chance to sit down with both Adrian and Ryan Patrick of Otherwise before their performance, full interview can be seen below:
When Papa Roach took the stage the crowd went absolutely wild! The band opened their killer set with new song “Still Swinging” and honestly for as many times as I have had the opportunity to catch Papa Roach in the live setting, they never fail to impress. For a band that has been together for over thirteen years they have showed absolutely now signs of slowing down and only seem to continually improve over time.
The band are currently touring behind the recently released eight studio album “The Connection” and did a fantastic job of mixing up their set with current singles such as “Where Did The Angels Go” alongside fan favorites such as “Broken Home”, “Scars”, and “To Be Loved”. The band closed out their set with their well-loved “Last Resort”, wrapping up an incredibly energetic and well-executed performance.
We had a chance to speak with Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix via phone just after the killer Bethlehem show, listen to the full interview below:
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Finally, it came time for Stone Sour to grace the stage. The band are currently touring behind their recently released new album “The House Of Gold & Bones Pt.1” . Opening their set with two songs off the new album “Go Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero”, Stone Sour fronted by the iconic Corey Taylor whipped the crowd into a frenzy and left us with one truly memorable performance.
What I love so much about Stone Sour is their ability to mix-up their set and find the perfect balance between face melting hard rock anthems and melodic acoustic ballads. Armed with only his acoustic guitar, Taylor had the audience hanging on his every word performing songs such as “Bother” and “Through The Glass” before once again stirring up the pit with “Hell & Consequences”, “RU486”, and “Say You” Haunt Me”. Stone Sour closed out their set with my personal favorite “30/30-150” and all in all it was a truly fantastic performance.
We had a chance to catch up with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga just prior to the band’s electrifying performance, you can view our full interview below:
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