Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
Reviews

MUSHROOMHEAD Live in Cleveland, With Photos!

By Geoff Ketler, Cleveland Contributor
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 4:08 PM


Sold Out Homecoming Show At The Agora

- advertisement -

- advertisement -
Fresh off of their first Australian tour, MUSHROOMHEAD came home to a sold-out show at the Cleveland Agora. With a new album on deck and a new look on stage, the band was firing on all cylinders. These frequent hometown shows are sort of like reunions or get-togethers with friends. Everyone in attendance seems to know one another and the band members are always mingling before and after the show. There is always a plethora of local talent that open these shows. I guess when doors open at 6:30pm and MUSHROOMHEAD doesn’t go on until midnight you have quite a few holes to fill. After the seemingly endless parade of opening acts, including a hip hop duo, it was finally time for the real reason we were all there.

MUSHROOMHEAD took the stage under black lights that made the new paint scheme on their masks glow. It was sick – be sure to check out the pics. For every tour; every string of dates, the band will do something new with their masks and attire. They will often change up the color schemes, tweak the designs, etc. to keep the shows fresh and keep the fans guessing. Drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton is always dreaming up new ideas to wow the masses.

The set included a new song titled “We Are the Truth”, off of their upcoming release The Righteous & The Butterfly, as well as the usual mixed bag of classics. The set flowed without a hitch and involved many stage antics including silly string, water drums, and a raft for crowd surfing. The crowd was typical of a MUSHROOMHEAD show. I have seen quite a few bands live and MUSHROOMHEAD by far has to have some the most dedicated and ravenous fans out there. I saw many MUSHROOMHEAD masks in the crowd as well as hoards of fans that had inked the band’s logo on their body. Before the band ever took the stage a pit had already erupted in the center of the packed floor. It was a triumphant return for the band. There truly seems to be a lot of momentum building up with their new album dropping in May as well as a major tour announcement at the end of this month.

I always seem to leave a MUSHROOMHEAD show sore, tired, bruised, covered in confetti and silly string, and soaked with sweat. People ask me if it is worth it…I tell them; “Every single time”.

Setlist (My best recollection of it)

  • “43”
  • “Sun Doesn’t Rise”
  • “Kill Tomorrow”
  • “Save Us & Embrace the Ending”
  • “Bwomp”
  • “Simple Survival”
  • “The Dream is Over”
  • “Solitaire/Unraveling”
  • “We Are the Truth”
  • “Come On”
  • “Becoming Cold (216)”
  • “Never Let It Go”
  • “Empty Spaces” (PINK FLOYD Cover)
  • “Born of Desire”
Check out some photos from the show!
All Photos By Geoff Ketler/Steve Keller - Aces High Photography

NEXT


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
BEAST IN BLACK Dark Connection
MASSACRE Resurgence
DREAM THEATER A View From The Top Of The World
JAY JAY FRENCH Twisted Business: Lessons from My Life in Rock ‘N’ Roll
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, PRONG And OBITUARY In Portland, OR With Photos!
GEMINI SYNDROME 3rd Degree - The Raising
DORO/WARLOCK Triumph And Agony Live
BETWEEN WORLDS Between Worlds
ALCATRAZZ V
BEHEMOTH Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic) Reissue
ALICE COOPER, ACE FREHLEY In Nashville, TN With Photos!
CARNIFEX Graveside Confessions
BLOOD RED THRONE Imperial Congregation
GUS G. Quantum Leap
BILLY IDOL The Roadside EP
AVATAR, MAGIC SWORD In Houston, TX With Photos!
APRIL WINE, MONKEYJUNK At The Ottawa Bluesfest
MINISTRY Moral Hygiene
CRYPTA Echoes Of The Soul
SKILLET In Houston, TX With Photos!
Immortal Axes: Guitars That Rock Book
IRON MAIDEN Senjutsu
GRINDER BLUES El Dos
GEORGE LYNCH Seamless Review #2
IN THIS MOMENT, BLACK VEIL BRIDES In Houston, TX With Photos!
WARLANDO Festival 2021 Photo Gallery
KISS In Ridgefield, WA With Photos!
LAURENNE/LOUHIMO The Reckoning
TREMONTI Marching In Time
ROCKLAHOMA 2021 Day 3 Photo Gallery
ROCKLAHOMA 2021 Day 2 Photo Gallery
ROCKLAHOMA 2021 Day 1 Photo Gallery
CARCASS Torn Arteries
SETH La Morsure de Christ





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2021 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News