Godsmack featuring Halestorm and Monster Truck
Two of the most explosive and dynamic acts in heavy music, Godsmack and Halestorm recently converged on Ameris Bank Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia recently. Along with them they brought the soulful Canadian rockers Monster Truck as well. Despite the unseasonably warm weather in Georgia, the masses still filed into the venue for the spectacle and ConcertHopper was on hand to capture our thoughts on the show as well as some photos from the event.
First to take the stage was Monster Truck. They are a band hailing from Canada who has a brand of music that, while new, still obviously embodies the soul of classic acts like Molly Hatchet and other classic rock bands of the late 70s and early 80s. Bu they put a modern spin on it. Their stage show also harkened back to a classic era where it was kept simple but still had its fair share of headbanging plus walk outs for the guitar solos so the crowd could take in the spectacle a bit closer.
Lzzy Hale, the vocalist of Halestorm is something beyond human in her vocal abilities. Her vocal range is so broad that it really shouldn’t even be possible and that’s excluding the growls and screams she can produce. To see the band live, it takes the awe at her power to a whole new level and this is precisely what the crowd in Alpharetta was in for. It was not uncommon after Lzzy nailed a particularly difficult vocal run for the crowd to exclaim “wow” audibly. Lzzy’s powerful vocals combine with the band’s message of positivity and empowerment and their simple but infectious guitar hooks made for an amazing show.
Finally it was time for Godsmack to take the stage. There was excitement in the air as the traditional Godsmack theatrics were anticipated including the drumming duel between Sully Erna (vocalist) and Shannon Larkin (drums). Winding their way through a strong mixture of their classic songs like “Voodoo” and “1000 HP”, the band had the crowd whipped into a frenzy and did not disappoint with the traditional Godmsack experience.
The tour continues for another couple of weeks and we highly encourage you check it out if you have the chance. The dates are:
Oct. 8 - Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Arena
Oct. 9 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Pavilion
Oct. 12 - Bakersfield, Calif. @ Rabobank Arena
Oct. 13 - Ontario, Calif. @ Citizens Bank Arena
Oct. 15 - San Diego, Calif. @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
Oct. 16 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Paviliion
Oct. 18 - Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
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