On Wednesday November 11, 2015 Cargo Concert Hall along with KDOT Rock 104.5 Reno’s Pure Rock Station hosted a Veterans Day rock concert in downtown Reno with all the proceeds from the ticket sales and prize raffle benefiting the Reno Veteran’s Resource Center.
Rock For Warriors as it was called, featured three awesome rock bands. On the bill were, Trapt, Adelita’s Way and local Reno rockers, Seasons of Insanity.
Reno rock fans came through once again, the show was a great success. With donations from ticket sales along with the raffle ticket sales, the total money raised at this event was over $7,500. Not to bad by any means, good going rock fans.
Also, earlier in the day members of all three bands went to the VA Hospital and did a private acoustic show for the veterans who couldn’t make it to the show at Cargo later that night. Afterwards they hung around and talked to some of the veterans and listened to some of the stories they had to tell about their lives.
Headlining the event was the awesome rock band Trapt.
Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995. They are best known for their 2002 single “Headstrong”.
The band has released six studio albums to date, Amalgamation (1999), Trapt (2002), Someone in Control (2005), Only Through the Pain (2008), No Apologies (2010) and the bands latest, Reborn (2013).
Current band members include, Chris Taylor Brown (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ty Fury (lead guitar), Peter “Pete” Charell (bass guitar) and Dylan Thomas Howard (drums, percussion).
Trapt’s set list went like this (from the set list on stage),
“Human”, “Bring It”, “Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?”, “Waiting”, “Lost Realist”, “Contagious”, “These Walls”, “Echo”, “Passenger”, “Black Rose”, “Love Hate Relationship”, “Sound Off'” and two encore songs, “Stand Up’ and “Still Frame”.
These guys really rocked the joint. This examiner has seen the band about three or four times before and they always put on a spectacular show. During the set, frontman Chris Taylor Brown asked the cocktail waitress for some shots from the bar then called out all the members from both opening bands to join him on-stage to give a toast to all the veterans that they had met earlier in the day at the VA Hospital that could not be there at the show. He said, all the people he met today “Were All Heroes” and told everyone there that we should go and visit these people more often than we do.
Don’t miss this band the next time they come to town, you will definitely not be disappointed.
Main support for Trapt was Las Vegas rockers, Adelita’s Way.
Adelita’s Way is an American hard rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2006. The band’s debut single “Invincible”, broke them into the mainstream scene after the song made numerous television appearances in commercials and live sporting events.
As of 2015, the band has toured with notable acts such as Shinedown, Guns N’ Roses, Creed, Papa Roach, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Deftones, Puddle of Mudd, Sick Puppies, Staind, Alter Bridge, Skillet, Halestorm, along with many others.
The bands line-up goes like this, Rick DeJesus (lead vocals), Robert Zakaryan (lead guitar, backing vocals), Andrew Cushing (bass, backing vocals) and Trevor “Tre” Stafford (drums, percussion).
The set list for Adelita’s Way went just like this (also from the set list on stage),
“The Collapse”, “Dog On A Leash”, “Dirty Little Thing”, “Hurt”, “Filthy Heart”, “Alive”, “Stuck”, “Criticize”, “Sick”, “Rage” (new song) and “Invincible”.
Adelita’s Way plays Reno at least once a year and always has good attendance at their shows. They have a very good following of fans here and the reason being is they put on an awesome show where ever they play, this night was no different. They killed it as always.
Starting the night off was local favorites Seasons Of Insanity.
Seasons Of Insanity, once described as “the most American rock band west of the Mississippi”, formed in 2009 from the ashes of prominent Northern Nevada bands
Members of the band include, lead vocalist Shane Whitecloud, drummer Rick Brenner, bass and vocalist Gus Caba, and lead guitarist and vocalist Jeff “Mango” Montgomery.
The band has shared the stage with national acts Sick Puppies, Puddle of Mudd, Y&T, Royal Bliss, 5 Finger Death Punch, Gemini Syndrome, Buckcherry, UFO, 10 Years, Young Guns, Saving Able, Otherwise, Red Light King, Burn Halo, Highly Suspect, Helmet, LA Guns, Drowning Pool, and many, many more.
Once a Jägermeister band for 12 years, the band proudly endorses and are sponsored by Basson Cabinets, Dirtbag Apparel, Coffin Case, and Coldcock Whiskey.
As they always do at every show they play, SOI blows the roof off. The band has gone through some line-up changes in the past, but this line-up is definitely the best.
Their set went like this (again, from the set list on stage)
“One Night Stand”, “Unsung Hero”, ” Gallon Of Homemade Wine”, “Renewed”, “Wayside”, “Pray For Rain”, “Save Me”, “Hell Yeah” and “Wanted Man”.
This examiner has said it before and will continue to say it. I just can’t understand how this band is still in Reno playing local venues and at least not on a national tour with one of the many national acts that always want them to open for them. They are long over due for real greatness and the true rock stardom they very much deserve.
This was a great show, all three bands rocked the house and best of all a lot of money was raised for our very deserving Veterans at the Reno Veteran’s Resource Center.
A great time was had by all.
Cargo Concert Hall always has great shows coming, to see who’s up next, (click here)
If you want to see all the photos of Trapt at this show (click here), Adelita’s Way (click here) or Seasons Of Insanity (click here).
As with all this examiners reviews and feature stories, “The Photos Are What It’s All About”, so check out the photo slideshow and enjoy the show.
All photos by JOHN TUCKNESS
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