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velvetgrass
05-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Yes, I'm sure I'll get the obnoxious "they're not metal" comments with this review, but that won't phase me :cool:

My Darkest Days (5:58-6:21)-
Sick And Twisted Affair
Move You Body
Causal Sex
Porn Star Dancing

To open up the show, the singer did a parody of the Dire Straits song Money For Nothing singing the words "I want my Milwaukee" a number of times, before they launched into the title track off their new album Sick And Twisted Affair. Also, the singer sang a bit of the Bush song Greedy Fly before their third song Casual Sex. Before their last song Porn Star Dancing, the singer told the audience to stick both their middle fingers up and shout "Hey!" every time he sang the title in the song. One last note, the band were throwing out their very own merchandised condoms during the show.

Seether (6:34-7:19)-
Gasoline
Fine Again
Broken
Tonight
Country Song
Rise Above This
Fake It
Remedy

Besides Nickelback, Seether was the other main reason I decided to go to this show and they ended up being my favorite band of the night. Not much interaction with the crowd, but the music stood for itself. On the two LCD screens in the venue, Seether had very dark images playing that were made to look like they came out of a chewed up VHS tape. The song Broken was cut short, without the solo and the last repeat of the chorus. After the last song Remedy, Shaun (the singer) knocked his mic stand over with his guitar and threw his guitar across the stage. Pure rebellion!

Bush (7:43-8:30)-
Machinehead
All My Life
The Sound Of Winter
Everything Zen
The Heart Of The Matter
Come Together (Beatles cover)
Glycerine
Comedown

Gavin Rossdale interacted with the crowd a lot and even walked into the crowd during their cover of The Beatles Come Together. While the band was jamming out the middle of their song Everything Zen, Gavin sang part of The Eagles Hotel California. Only disappointments were that they didn't play Swallowed or The Chemicals Between Us. As a matter of fact, they didn't play anything off of Razorblade Suitcase, The Science Of Things, or Golden State.

Nickelback (9:07-10:36)-
This Means War
Something In Your Mouth
Never Again
Photograph
Far Away
Bottoms Up
Animals
Rockstar
Someday
Lullaby
When We Stand Together
Drum Solo
How You Remind Me
Burn It To The Ground

ENCORE:
Gotta Be Somebody
Figured You Out

The whole stage was reconstructed before they went on. Not a big fan of AC/DC, Van Halen, and Def Leppard so having to hear Back In Black, Hot For Teacher, and Pour Some Sugar On Me back to back over the PA system was painstaking. But it was worth the wait. Nickelback knows how to put on a great rock show with theatrics. A lot of pyro flames with explosions throughout the show. After their song Far Away, the band left the stage as the venue darkened and a whole bunch of clock sounds reminiscent of the Pink Floyd song Time blared over the PA. Then, they appeared on a circle stage that floated them to the center of the Bradley Center. They played Bottom's Up, Animals, Rockstar, and Someday in the center of the venue on this floating stage. After Someday, they returned to the main stage and jammed on two riffs while they had a woman and some crew(?) throw out beers into the crowd and shirts via a canon. The drummer did a great solo following When We Stand Together while Chad Kroeger's words "just like a heartbeat, the drumbeat carries on" repeated over the P.A. All in all a great show, by a phenomenal lineup!

brutal_descent
05-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Brah, the fact that they aren't metal isn't what's the problem... the problem is that they're Nickelback :tp:

BloodoftheKings
05-27-2012, 10:24 AM
WHAT!? No Photograph? :mad:

Cross Face Chicken Wing
05-27-2012, 10:32 AM
Please tell me you're kidding about the t-shirt cannon.

velvetgrass
05-27-2012, 10:41 AM
WHAT!? No Photograph? :mad:

Oops forgot to copy that one, editing the setlist momentarily:D

The_jman
05-27-2012, 12:13 PM
there's far too much crap on that nickelback setlist... they have better music than that, older especially.

and I'm sorry I love seether but change the damn setlist once in a goddamn while. that's the exact setlist I've seen at least twice and they've played the same set for like a year or longer, I know they didn't get much time and those are all the hits but really, switch it up...

velvetgrass
05-27-2012, 12:37 PM
there's far too much crap on that nickelback setlist... they have better music than that, older especially.

Yeah, I would have loved to have seen them play "Leader Of Men" at the show. Don't get why the band skips the first two albums, especially The State.

ravenheart
05-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Don't get why the band skips the first two albums, especially The State.

Because they weren't popular until the third album, so 90% the crowd at any given show won't know or care about that stuff. Simple, really.

It's also no surprise that almost the entire set is singles that charted.

I actually like Nickelback, and I'd totally see them live once (haven't done so yet), but they've always gone after money, which is why they try to rewrite their most successful song on every album, and their shows are always going to reflect that.

treghet
05-27-2012, 08:17 PM
I actually like Nickelback

It all makes sense now... :lol:

NickLed19
05-27-2012, 08:46 PM
Why do we take shit for posting U2 or Journey setlists on here, but this is ok?

BloodoftheKings
05-27-2012, 08:51 PM
I actually like Nickelback

http://i.imgur.com/7MJ12.gif

Rocco44
05-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Brah, the fact that they aren't metal isn't what's the problem... the problem is that they're Nickelback :tp:

That was exactly what I was going to post.

ravenheart
05-28-2012, 03:21 AM
Things is, they have some immense riffs (mostly album tracks though, not the singles) and some damn fine songs. But it's cool to hate them :tp:

GarageMetal468
05-28-2012, 06:50 AM
Things is, they have some immense riffs (mostly album tracks though, not the singles) and some damn fine songs. But it's cool to hate them :tp:

Clearly you haven't heard an immense riff.

kalfitegrdan
05-28-2012, 06:56 AM
But it's cool to hate them :tp:

It's "cool" to hate Nickelback just like it's "cool" to hate Nazis. Completely justifiable.

treghet
05-28-2012, 07:08 AM
Bonus points to Ravenheart for the flawless use of the "it's cool to hate X" argument.

AnthG
05-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Things is, they have some immense riffs (mostly album tracks though, not the singles) and some damn fine songs. But it's cool to hate them :tp:

I don't hate them because it's cool to do so. I hate them because they suck. There are tons of bands I love that sonically don't sound all that different from Nickelback. Nickelback just does a far worse job at writing good songs than those other bands.

The_jman
05-28-2012, 12:58 PM
Yeah, I would have loved to have seen them play "Leader Of Men" at the show. Don't get why the band skips the first two albums, especially The State.
that would have been cool, but I was also thinking of stuff like woke up this morning, or hell most of the rest of silver side up as well. although ravenheart's right that most of the fans won't give two shits about their old material.

tenchimyo
05-29-2012, 05:32 AM
Not a big fan of AC/DC, Van Halen, and Def Leppard so having to hear Back In Black, Hot For Teacher, and Pour Some Sugar On Me back to back over the PA system was painstaking.


I'm perplexed because when i heard Nickelback I hear basically a 'modern' version of hair bands, perhaps a bit more polished sounding, and the ballads are nowhere near as great, but the same type of music.

Van Halen (80s) and Def Lep have a lot of those characteristics. AC/DC for some good straight ahead Hard Rock. I don't see how you can't appreciate any of those 3 bands (unless its a statement about some songs being overplayed)

velvetgrass
05-29-2012, 05:06 PM
I'm perplexed because when i heard Nickelback I hear basically a 'modern' version of hair bands, perhaps a bit more polished sounding, and the ballads are nowhere near as great, but the same type of music.

Van Halen (80s) and Def Lep have a lot of those characteristics. AC/DC for some good straight ahead Hard Rock. I don't see how you can't appreciate any of those 3 bands (unless its a statement about some songs being overplayed)

I honestly don't know about Van Halen and Def Leppard because all I've heard are the 1-2 songs that are overplayed. AC/DC, I tried but I just can't get into.

marker
05-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Why do we take shit for posting U2 or Journey setlists on here, but this is ok?

No one said it was ok.
Just joking of course.