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Thanks for posting that review. I have been wanting to read it but I had trouble logging on to that website. What a great review it was!
Rachel Staats aka @staatsie12 on twitter
Here is a great review:
Detroit … more like Daughtry Rock City
Daughtry’s Leave This Town tour came tearing through Detroit on Saturday night at a near capacity Joe Louis Arena. Continuing to ride on the success of their 2008 platinum album “Leave this Town,” Daughtry joined by special guests Lifehouse & Cavo, made Detroit Rock City … Daughtry Rock City.
The evening kicked off with St. Louis Rockers, Cavo, performing a number of tracks off their debut major label release, “Bright Nights Dark Days.” Their songs translated flawlessly from the album to the stage with solid vocals and great rhythms. This is Cavo’s second trek across the country with Daughtry and after seeing them this past October; I was impressed to see the band continuing to grow. Lead singer, Casey Walker, has an extraordinary way of delivering vocals with such conviction that come across as passionate and believable. This was most evident on their current single, “Let it Go,” which is currently climbing the mainstream charts. Closing their set with their number one rock single “Champagne,” Cavo left the arena filled with tons of energy setting the tone for the rest of the evening. The set did seemed unusually short and left me (and those around me) wanting more of their catching melodies. The band managed to hold their own, remaining memorable even among the powerhouse rock acts of Lifehouse and Daughtry. If Cavo is the future of Rock Music, we have a lot to look forward to. (Don’t forget to readour interview with Cavo from Saturday HERE)
Warming up the crowd for Daughtry was the veteran band of the evening, Lifehouse. They started the set with “All In” which ironically enough was the one song, I immediately envisioned live when I reviewed the album last month. “All In” was as fantastic live as it is on the album and has all the makings of a future huge hit for the band. Performing a number of songs off the new album during the forty five minute set, including the title track “Smoke & Mirrors” and their most recent hit “Halfway Gone,” Lifehouse showcased the depth of their latest album. “Wrecking Ball,” which found bassist Bryce Soderberg on lead vocals, showcased a different side of the band, which was refreshing. During the dark and moody “Nerve Damage” lead singer Jason Wade, lightened the moment by emerging out into the crowd, scaling his way into the back sections of the lower level much to the approval of those in attendance. Lifehouse closed the set with their first hit “Hanging by a Moment.” Even after ten years, this song is as great as it was when it was first released.
If I were to have one disappointment about Lifehouse Saturday night, it would be my favorite song from the new album, “Had Enough” not finding its way on the set list. I was holding out for the Chris Daughtry/Jason Wade moment … Maybe next time … Minneapolis? Overall, it was a solid showing by Lifehouse and I look forward to their upcoming shows, with and without Daughtry.
After seeing Daughtry several times over the past three years, I have had the opportunity to see the band grow from playing the smallest of clubs post-idol to selling out arenas. No matter how many times I see Daughtry, they always give 100% and Saturday night was no exception. Although not every note is pitch perfect, the musicianship is superb, the lyrics pure genius, and Chris’s stage presence is second to none.
Kicking off the set with the theme music from Batman, the band exploded into their first song “Every Time You Turn Around” and continued to keep the energy up as they worked through all the fan favorites and hits from their debut multi-platinum release as well as their most current effort “Leave this Town.” It becomes evident very quickly how successful this band has been in a short amount of time. With a number of recognizable radio hits being performed throughout the evening, even those who may not consider themselves to be huge fans found themselves singing along for several songs throughout the show. Daughtry does tend to be given a hard time because of their radio friendly sound but they can rock just as hard as many of the heavier bands out there. This was most evident during “You Don’t Belong” and their closing song “There and Back.”
It’s unbelievable that a band brought together by a series of additions following Chris’s American Idol run could be so cohesive and in tune with one another. The band; Joey Barnes on drums, Brian Craddock & Josh Steely on guitar and Josh “JP” Paul on bass compliment perfectly the intense vocals of the bands namesake. In what should still be considered a “young” band is a group of artists showing growth and maturity far beyond the bands years together.
Daughtry is best showcased when the lights dim and the music slows on ballads like “September” and “Learn my Lesson” where their biggest asset, songwriting, is placed front and center. Chris has the gift of expressing life through music in a way that is relatable to just about anyone. This alone will keep this band selling out shows and producing platinum albums for many years to come.
Other highlights included a pair of covers; a beautiful acoustic version of Phil Collins “In the Air” which rivals the original version and a rousing rendition of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell.” I did manage to get my Jason Wade/Chris Daughtry moment when the Lifehouse front man joined Daughtry for “Home,” the song Chris said he can “thank for getting him his record deal.”
Daughtry has chosen to keep ticket prices affordable ($29.95 – 35.95) which is truly worth the price of admission for just one of the bands not to mention all three. This is a must see tour, a perfect trio of mainstream rock music at its very best. Cavo, Lifehouse, and Daughtry are on tour through mid June; check out the tour dates below.
I can't wait.....had my first VIP experience on his fall tour on Halloween it was awesome! When we seen he was going to be around again we had to do it again...but this time bringing 2 new people....will be my niece's first concert and also VIP....and my sisters first VIP.....this is my 4th time seeing Daughtry....2007 with Nickleback.....2009 on Halloween then again 2 weeks later! Now today!! Ready to leave now! LOL
Love Daughtry's Music!!!
if anyone is still looking for tickets, check out craigslist, theres a bunch
but i know in time we'll find, this was no suprise<3
I cannot wait for the show tomorrow! My first VIP experience as well!
About half way down the page after you click on the link..on the left..it says Detroit and click more information.
There are all the details on the VIP experience!
click on the link for more information ...Have a Great time!!
this is my second daughtry concert and my first v.i.p... i was wondering if i get a email telling me what to do? thanks for the help
I am soooooo excited to see Daughtry this weekend!!! My sister & I are going & neither one of us have seen them...I almost cannot wait...taken some pics & havin a great time...hope the weather is better than rainy today ☂
Is there anyway to get VIP for this one? So want it. If anyone has any ideas IM me at nurseyrn2000 on yahoo. Thanks a bunch.
Is anyone else from Windsor doing the VIP??
Section F3 Row 4 here ......can't wait!! Haven't seen them since November 4th in Youngstown, OH!
8/17/07 Erie County Fair - Hamburg, NY
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8/2/08 Clearfield County Fair - Clearfield, PA
8/19/08 Crawford County Fair - VIP!! - Meadville, PA
10/31/09 Lucas County Arena - Toledo, OH
Bidding on tix through ebay. Want VIP though...can anyone help?? Love this band and haven't been to a concert yet! So excited.
Looking for 1 floor ticket! If anyone has any please PM me!!
The Marriott is nice as well as the Doubletree. All depends on what you can afford. You may be able to get a room for 99.00 at Greektown Casino.
See you at VIP! Can't Wait!
Any hotel recommendations?
I guess i need to get on that since it will be fast approaching.
Second row and VIP
Drivin up after Columbus
cant wait 4 the concert!! i luv daughtry and i think its like some of the best music out there!! and its also on my b-day so its a great gift 4 myself!!
This show is going to ROCK! I am going with two friends, my bestie Jaylynn and my friend Sandy. This will be Sandy's first Daughtry show so I am so excited for her! I got us 2nd row, so not too bad for her first show!!
Mary (12 shows and counting!)
Can't wait for this show! I know it's gonna be just as awesome as they were in Toledo! So excited for VIP too!
Hey everyone! Im soo excited for this concert! Its my second time seeing him. I saw him In Lanising MI last time. He got down and shook my hand and i got a drum stick that night too! We got F3 16th row i beileve...... seasts 1-3 i cant wait..
Does anyone know the way the seats run in F1 and F3?
I saw them in Lansing. Toledo would have been closer but I have kids and it was halloween. I'm excieted to see them this close to home! Don't have to drive 2 hours, I'm just taking the bus from Canada. I have a pretty good seat too. I have F1 row 12.
I have section F3, row 14, seats 1 & 2! I'm very excited! I saw them in Toledo Halloween night too. We were right next to the stage and I even caught a guiltar pic that Chris threw out!
Can't wait for the show! This will be my 6th time seeing the guys. Last time I saw them was on Halloween in Toledo, OH. That was a great show. Never have seen them at the Joe Louis. I got pretty good seats through the fan club presale. I'm in F1 Row 10. Where is everyone else sitting?
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