Tuesday, October 15

Bush Brings the 90s Back to the Concord Pavilion

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Bush
Concord Pavilion, Concord
August 7, 2019

Photos by Raymond Ahner.

Although it was only for one night, the 1990s returned to the Concord Pavilion last week, as Bush, Live, and Our Lady Peace brought the Altimate Tour to a packed house on a balmy Wednesday evening. They also brought some of the biggest MTV and radio hits of the decade and judging from the crowd’s reaction, some of those songs were sorely missed.

Bush

Bush

Opening their headlining set with “Machinehead,” Bush was full of energy and were clearly enjoying themselves, right from the opening note. Singer Gavin Rossdale immediately made his way to the front of the stage, flinging his guitar around while interacting and posing for the fans in the front rows. From there the band tore through some of the most well-known songs, including “Everything Zen,” “Swallowed,” and “Glycerine,” before closing out the evening with “Comedown.”

Live

Direct support for Bush came from another big name from the 90s in Live. The band just celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their monumental album Throwing Copper, and wasted no time playing some of the biggest hits from the eight times platinum record, including “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Shit Towne.” Frontman Ed Kowalczyk also performed a couple of songs on his own, including “Heaven,” which he dedicated to all the mothers and daughters in the audience. After a couple of covers, including R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” the band wrapped up their strong but brief set with “Lightning Crashes.”

Our Lady Peace

Opening the shows on the Altimate Tour is Toronto’s Our Lady Peace, who, although owning the tough task of getting the still filtering in crowd out of their seats, did just that with a brief but rocking set.

Here’s a slideshow with more photos of all three bands by Raymond Ahner:

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Bush:

Setlist: Machinehead | The Chemicals Between Us | This Is War | Everything Zen | Swallowed | Body | The Sound of Winter | Bullet Holes | Little Things | Glycerine | Comedown

Find out more about Bush here.

Live:

Setlist: All Over You | Selling the Drama | Losing My Religion (R.E.M. cover) | Shit Towne | The Dolphin’s Cry | Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones cover) | Lakini’s Juice | I Alone | White, Discussion | Heaven | Turn My Head | Lightning Crashes

Check out Live on their website.

Our Lady Peace:

Setlist: Drop Me in the Water | Superman’s Dead | Innocent / Maps | Clumsy | Starseed | Somewhere Out There

Everything you want to know about Our Lady Peace can be found here.

 

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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