Collective Soul -- Detroit, MI -- June 24th, 2012
For this tour Collective Soul announced that they'd play their 4th album DOSAGE in its entirety. I was super-excited for 2 reasons: that is my favorite album of theirs, and this was going to be the 1st time in over a decade where I'd get to see them play more than just the hits. They're one of my 5 favorite bands, and they're fantastic live. Ed Roland is an amazing frontman and a great songwriter. However, my one complaint about their live shows is that they always play their hits plus 2 or 3 other songs, so their setlist is extremely predictable. Well, last night I got to hear some songs I thought I'd never hear them play again, like "No More No Less" & "Crown" (which were the 2 highlights for me). The 1st time I ever saw Collective Soul was in 1999 on the DOSAGE tour. That was an amazing show, but this topped it. I've seen them about a dozen times now, and this was by far the best show I've ever seen them play, hands down. It was awesome to hear the crowd sing along at the top of their lungs to all of the songs off of DOSAGE. Ed asked the crowd if the band decided to play another full album, what would they want? The resounding choice was BLUE. I concur, but I'd also LOVE to see them play all of YOUTH sometime. I don't understand why they don't stray away from the hits a bit more. Sure, they have a lot of hit songs, but they've got such a great catalog, IMO. Anyway, I digress. They didn't quite play DOSAGE all the way through, but it was close enough. They didn't play "Dandy Life," and they played "She Said" in the middle instead of right at the end. Oh well. After an intermission they came out & played a set of the songs that, "gave the band a life," according to Ed. What a show! How about a 20th anniverary tour for the BLUE self-titled album in a few years, huh? Setlist:
Tremble For My Beloved
No More No Less
Not the One
Welcome All Again
Why Pt. 2
The World I Know
Awesome set, I use to be a big fan of this band and Dosage is a great album. I saw that tour in '99. Do they still have the same lineup as they did back then? I kind of lost track of them after Blender which wasn't that great. I did enjoy Youth though.
They have a new lead guitarist & drummer (for the past 6 or 7 years). The original members that remain are Ed (vocals), Dean (rhythm guitar), & Will (bass)
I went to this show in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, and it was unfortunately weak. The sound wasn't great (which is very unusual for The Fillmore), and Ed is UNBEARABLE to watch when he isn't playing guitar. Crown did indeed sound amazing, as did Needs and She Said, but overall, I was extremely disappointed.
I've seen Collective Soul quite a few times (though not in a while), and this was by far my least favorite of them. I'd have to say my favorite was on the Blender tour...though they did play Crazy Train on the Disciplined Breakdown tour, which was awesome.
I'm going to this show next week and I'm very excited! Thanks for the review!
[QUOTE=kevindeets;473713]The 1st time I ever saw Collective Soul was in 1999 on the DOSAGE tour.[/QUOTE]Same here, if memory serves correctly. I agree with all your comments about this band. They have always been one of my favorite non-metal bands, and I've been listening to them since their first album. I always seem to miss them live, though, and this tour will be no exception. The Cleveland show is tonight, but my five-year-old son has his last baseball game of the summer and my wife is seven months pregnant with twins, so needless to say I'll be otherwise occupied tonight.
Great set list, though. I noticed they did a very balanced representation of their catalog (all albums represented, with a bit of extra emphasis on the self-titled...just the way it should be :D).
[QUOTE=kevindeets;473713]They didn't play "Dandy Life,"[/QUOTE]:eek: That's my favorite song from "Dosage". If I were to see this tour and they cut that song, I would be so bummed. Still, great set though. "Dosage" is one of their best albums. I really wanted to see this tour.
Thanks so much for posting. Glad you had a blast. :fist:
[QUOTE=kevindeets;473713]How about a 20th anniverary tour for the BLUE self-titled album in a few years, huh?[/QUOTE]Yes, please! :party:
Oh, yeah, like your son's baseball game & your future twins are more important! Get your priorities in order. Hey I'm just kidding! You'll have many more chances to see Collective Soul. Cheers!
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