Bush. Live. Our Lady Peace. You don’t get a much better 90s lineup than that. As soon as I saw this announced I knew I needed to be at this show come Hell or high water. If you don’t know who these bands are, then you are missing out. Seriously.
Bush was formed in 1992 in London. The most notable member of the band is probably Gavin Rossdale, who has been an alternative heartthrob for fans since the bands inception.
The band’s 2002 disbandment only lasted 8 years, which is shorter than most. Thank goodness for that! They have continued to sell out shows all over the world since their reunion in 2010. In addition to the reunion, they have continued to put out music, including the most recent The Mind Plays Tricks on You, which is set for a Fall 2019 release.
It’s been 25 years since their debut record Sixteen Stone. The album contains some of the band’s biggest hits and most known material. Whether it’s “Everything Zen” or “Machinehead”, hell even “Little Things”, you know Bush through this record. Maybe you even had to learn “Glycerine” on your acoustic for your girlfriend.
Getting to see this album celebrated is going to be an absolute treat for any fan, diehard or otherwise.
Also celebrating an album on this tour is Live, who formed in the early 1980s in York, Pennsylvania.
I know that a lot of people think of the 1990s and they think of albums like Dirt by Alice in Chains or Nevermind by Nirvana. Granted, I feel those are some of the best albums ever written. For me though, there is something about Live’s Throwing Copper.
While many associate the 90s with the “grunge” sound, for me it was just the blend of heavy and soft. There was depth to the songs that were coming out, and Live captured those perfectly.
The band went on hiatus in 2009 to work on other projects, but in 2012 they returned with a new singer, Chris Shinn. Things happen, sure. People may want to continue when others aren’t ready, fine. However, there is magic in original vocalist Ed Kowalczyk’s voice. I couldn’t imagine someone else cooing the words to “Lightning Crashes” or screaming their angst into “I Alone”.
Luckily, Kowalczyk returned in 2016 and will be on this tour. Thank goodness, right? It would be sacrilegious to celebrate Throwing Copper without him.
Our Lady Peace.
Rounding out the lineup is Our Lady Peace hailing from our neighbors to the North, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Their debut album Naveed celebrates its 25th Candadian anniversary, but it was released a year later in the states. However, it wasn’t until 1997’s Clumsy that the band really kicked their feet off the ground.
It’s no secret that vocalist Raine Maida has one of the most unique voices of the 90s. It’s got an almost off key tamber to it, similar to Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. As soon as you hear him on songs like “4am” and most notably “Superman’s Dead”, you know exactly who it is.
Much like Bush and Live, OLP also had a hiatus between 2006 and 2009. Although the only original member is vocalist Maida, bassist Dunan Coutts has been with the band since 1995 and guitarist Steve Mazur has been with them since 2002. The only really “newbie” in the band is drummer Jason Pierce. Regardless, it is still going to be one hell of a show.
I think of the 3 bands on this lineup, while I am excited for Bush and Live as well, I am most excited for Our Lady Peace. Literally a week before the tour was announced, I was telling my fiancé that I wish the band would come to Vegas. Literally a week later it was announced that they would be support for the tour.
Tour & Tickets.
I seriously cannot wait for October 11th to see such a great lineup in one of my favorite venues, The Joint. For tickets and tour information click HERE .
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