Relive The Sold-Out Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia Show in East Moline
When we announced that Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, and Saint Asonia were coming to the Quad Cities there were some people asking "At The Rust Belt?" Because those are three awesome bands that could get a lot of people rocking at a seemingly larger venue.
And based on the fact that they sold out, it could have gone to a larger venue, but we got it right here in the Quad Cities.
Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia
The night started with Saint Asonia. For those unfamiliar with Saint Asonia, they quickly learned about 3 songs into the set that the lead man was the former lead man for Three Days Grace. Saint Asonia played their own stuff, but having Adam Gontier play three songs from Three Days Grace was an added bonus and a great way to start the night.
The show was technically what they call a "co-headline show". Because both Theory of a Deadman and Skillet had 70-minute sets. And both had some impressive stage setups. I was told by one of the sound guys that it was the most equipment ever on The Rust Belt stage.
Theory had a great set and just as lead singer Tyler Connolly told us, they played hit after hit. While I would have rather heard more ToaD songs, the cover of Friends In Low Places was a fun song to share with that crowd.
The headliner of the night did not disappoint. Skillet also came out with a massive stage setup. Risers that took them up into the rafters. Smoke. Lights. And again, sing along hit after hit. Like John told I-Rock 93.5, they want to just come out and have a fun positive show. And that was absolutely the case for Skillet.
Plenty Of Other Shows Coming To Check Out
Missed out on this one cause you waited too long? Well, you'll have a lot more chances this spring to rock at The Rust Belt. And you know, we'll have tickets for you for all of them. Corey Taylor, Fozzy, Trivium and Beartooth, Avatar, and many more. The list keeps going.
And that doesn't even take us to summer
The Incredible Photos From The Amazing Night
If you were there you enjoyed the show. But maybe you were hanging out in the back. Or your memories are a little fuzzy cause of...whatever you were enjoying. That is why it's always great to have a great photographer down in front to capture the moment.
We're always in need of people cause as you know, there are a lot of shows. So if you got a good portfolio and know how to shoot a show, hit us up. Maybe The Rust Belt or I-Rock will reach out to you for one in the future.
For Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, and Saint Asonia, thanks to Captured by Lorraine for these great shots.