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velvetgrass 05-27-2012 09:04 AM

Nickelback -- Milwaukee, WI -- May 25th, 2012
 
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 09:08 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 09:24 AM

WHAT!? No Photograph? :mad:

Cross Face Chicken Wing 05-27-2012 09:32 AM

Please tell me you're kidding about the t-shirt cannon.

velvetgrass 05-27-2012 09:41 AM

[QUOTE=BloodoftheKings;468367]WHAT!? No Photograph? :mad:[/QUOTE]

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

The_jman 05-27-2012 11:13 AM

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 11:37 AM

[QUOTE=The_jman;468385]there's far too much crap on that nickelback setlist... they have better music than that, older especially.[/QUOTE]

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 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=velvetgrass;468388]Don't get why the band skips the first two albums, especially The State.[/QUOTE]

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 07:17 PM

[QUOTE=ravenheart;468430]
I actually like Nickelback[/QUOTE]

It all makes sense now... :lol:

NickLed19 05-27-2012 07:46 PM

Why do we take shit for posting U2 or Journey setlists on here, but this is ok?


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