Godsmack at the TaxSlayer Center [PHOTOS]
Godsmack rolled in to Moline, IL last night and requested that the crowd act like it was Saturday. They obliged.
Monster Truck started off the evening bringing classic rock vibes with a heavier twist. You could say they're all-American rock 'n' roll, but they're Canadian. Regardless, the crowd was thoroughly warmed up and ready to rock with Halestorm by the time their set was over.
When Lzzy Hale took the stage with her signature white Explorer, the audience let out a collective "whoa". Wearing high heels that could have been classified as lethal weapons, she commanded the audience through the set that included moments both of fierceness and vulnerability. About halfway through their performance drummer Arejay, Lzzy's brother, brought a bit of humor to Halestorm's intense show by using a giant set of drumsticks for a quick solo.
After ending with their single "I Miss The Misery", Halestorm left the stage. One dramatic curtain drop later, Godsmack appeared. "Crying like a B****" came early in the set and energized the crowd which, as instructed by frontman Sully Erna, was acting like it was Saturday instead of Sunday. Their rotating drum set duel was a thrill to watch in person, and of course the BA pyro effects didn't hurt. Later in the show a piano was brought on stage and Sully gave a heartfelt tribute to those affected by suicide, mentioning friends Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. They rounded out their performance with "Bulletproof", a fun "Highway to Hell" cover, and "I Stand Alone" rightfully as the final song of the night.