On Tuesday, Florida rock band Shinedown brought their U.S. tour to Detroit for a sold out show at the Fillmore. After a two year break, the band is gearing up for their still untitled fifth album, which will feature their new aggressive single “Cut the Cord”.
Their tour kicked off earlier this month and runs through the end of August including another Michigan stop in Jackson at the Jackson County Fair on Sunday, August 9th. Opening the shows is high-energy rock band Nothing More, who will also be playing a upcoming headlining show in Michigan when they take the stage in Flint at the Machine Shop on Saturday, September 26th.
Nothing More kicked off Tuesday evening’s show with a bang as they moved through a seven-song set full of moving set pieces including a solo played by three band members entirely on one bass.
Hit singles “Jenny” and “This Is The Time” drew the biggest crowd reactions and kicked vocalist Jonny Hawkins’s boundless energy into another level.
By the time Shinedown took the stage, the crowd was more than warmed up and people were packed in every inch of the venue that they could squeeze from the balcony on down to the main floor.
Shinedown took the stage in unassuming fashion as they entered with the house lights still on and kicked things off with another new track from their upcoming album called “Asking For It” before launching into a track from their first album “Crying Out”.
As the evening went on, the band moved through a set list filled with hits but also with a lot of songs that they hadn’t performed in a long time or ever.
Frontman Brent Smith acknowledged how good it felt to be back out on tour and how excited the band is to be releasing new music. He also talked about how they always love playing the Detroit area and encouraged the fans to prove why they always consider them one of their best crowds. Throughout the evening, he encouraged everyone to get on their feet, sing along and at one point, introduce themselves to those around them.
Halfway through the set, the band changed things up a bit as they sat down for a short acoustic set that included “I Dare You”, which they hadn’t played in seven years as well as rare track “In Memory” and a highly requested track from their last album that they had yet to play live, “Through The Ghost”.
After the acoustic set, Shinedown ramped things back up with their new track “Cut the Cord” as well as heavier tracks “Devour” and “Bully”. They also pulled out old fan favorites “45” and their cover of “Simple Man” before closing the evening out with “Sound of Madness”.
Asking For It
Fly From the Inside
If You Only Knew
The Crow & The Butterfly
Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)
I’ll Follow You
I Dare You [Acoustic]
In Memory [Acoustic]
Through the Ghost [Acoustic]
Cut the Cord
Sound of Madness