By Mike Bax Coming for ONE CANADIAN DATE ONLY (one of only THREE North American live shows in April),…
Bon Jovi brought a set heavy with sugar coated ballads to a swooning Montreal audience on the first night of two shows in the city. The band has moved on from being a must-see rock act to being a curiosity for those who remember 1989. Seeing the band live was once a badge of honour, now it’s simply an excuse to get out of the house and let someone else do homework with the kids. Would be nice to see the band rip into older material like “In And Out Of Love”, but those days are gone forever.
ZZ Top barnstormed into the Bell Centre in Montreal on November 7th, 2012 delivering their own version of Southern Fried rock with precision to a welcoming crowd. Biggest cheers were, of course, reserved for their ’80s triple crown of “Sharped Dressed Man”, “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'”.
Black Label Society took over Montreal’s Le Métropolis on October 20th, 2012. A blistering display of riffs and bone-crushing metal was served to the locals who loved every minute. Oh, the brutality – Montreal conquered!
Rush brought their “Clockwork Angels Tour” to a near sold out crowd in Montreal this Fall. The band delivered a set heavy on new music and light on the classics. Die-hard fans got a real treat whereas fair-weather fans we left sitting on their hands.
Anthrax, an original member of thrash’s “BIG FOUR”, brought their “Worship Music Tour” to Montreal on October 2nd.
Montreal’s The Great Sabatini is without a doubt, one of the most interesting bands emerging from the Canadian underground. Theirs is a familiar yet distinctive sound that mixes the intoxicating eeriness of Neurosis and Today Is The Day with many other extreme and not-so extreme genres. With several North American tours and three previous releases under their belt, the band’s new recording, Matterhorn, is a six song journey that brings to the table different levels of moods without ever losing sight of the raw aggressiveness that characterizes them.
Underoath played an absolutely insane show this past weekend, including an encore! They headlined with both old and new songs and the whole thing just did not disappoint! Amazing way to end a killer show.
The Chariot KILLED IT in Montreal on Saturday. They performed on the floor right in the middle of the crowd, creating an absolutely insane show. This photographer was blown away (and not for the first time). I got these images with my Nikon D90, 14-24mm f.2.8 & 50mm f/1.8.
American hardcore band This Is Hell played a killer, high-energy set in Montreal on October 8th. Opening for The Chariot, Comeback Kid and Underoath, This Is Hell performed an amazing set that definitely left a more than positive impression on the crowd. I’d be stoked to see them around again! Check the pics taken on a Nikon D90, 14-24mm f.2.8 & 50mm f/1.8.
One of my personal favourite bands, Comeback Kid put on an amazing show this past Saturday in Montreal. They opened for Underoath and performed a variety of songs off most of their albums. They put on a killer show and the audience was absolutely stoked on their set! Images capture with a Nikon D90, 14-24 mm f/2.8 & 50mm f/1.8.
Blink 182 headlined the Bell Centre on August 16th. The crowd anxiously awaited their return to the stage and the energy in the stadium was insanely high all evening. The guys put on an incredible show absolutely worth waiting for! Peep some pics from a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.
My Chemical Romance rocked the crowd at Bell Centre, opening for Blink 182. They played a lot of their more known singles for a massive crowd who wasn’t afraid to sing along. Insane performance! Check out the pics shot on a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.