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  • Writer's pictureDerek Koepke

Godsmack w/ Halestorm, Monster Truck bring When Legends Rise Tour to Madison, Wisconsin - 9/21/2019

Godsmack recently kicked off their fall tour in support of their most recent record, When Legends Rise, with special guests Halestorm and Monster Truck this past Friday (9/20) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The second stop of the tour came to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin the following day.

Monster Truck, a band from Ontario, Canada, was first to take the stage. After the release of their second studio album in 2016, Sittin' Heavy, Monster Truck announced a full list of tour dates with artists such as Volbeat, Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, and Rob Zombie. The band has since gained even more popularity and radio play over the years. Monster Truck has a very unique sound which can be best classified as having roots to raw southern rock and roll. Throughout the entirety of their performance, Monster Truck's energy was top notch - which is fantastic to see in an opening act. The audience had quite a positive reaction to the band, even if they may have not previously been fans or heard of them. Overall Monster Truck was a pleasant addition to the lineup on this tour.

Halestorm was the second band on the bill for the night. Halestorm always puts on a fantastic live performance, and being able to witness them perform in an arena made it even better. Extravagant stage lighting, and Lzzy Hale's flashy outfit consisting of tight spandex pants and black stiletto boots made for quite the entrance. Fans of all ages and genders filled the arena. Playing both new and old songs, Halestorm really catered to both new and old fans in the audience. Guitar solos, drum solos, Lzzy Hale's infamous screams - this was a Halestorm performance you didn't want to miss.

Halestorm's Setlist:

Do Not Disturb Love Bites (So Do I) I Get Off Freak Like Me The Silence Familiar Taste of Poison / Amen *Bass / Drum Solo* Black Vultures Uncomfortable Chemicals I Miss the Misery

By 9:15 pm Godsmack was beginning their intro recording which consisted of a remix of "We Will Rock You" by Queen, "So What'cha Want" by the Beastie Boys, "Tom Sawyer" by Rush, and "Dream On" by Aerosmith. When the intro song was coming to an end, the large curtain with the Godsmack logo fell revealing the stage setup and members of Godsmack as they kicked into their hit song "When Legends Rise". Having been around for 20+ years, the guys in Godsmack haven't forgotten how to put on a good show. Though lacking the usual fireballs and pyrotechnics, there were still a few firework surprises throughout the set. In addition to the entire band having been on their A-game, vocalist Sully Erna really showed his talents with his performance not only singing, playing guitar, performing an epic drum battle on a moving platform alongside drummer Shannon Larkin, as well as playing the piano to their hit song "Under Your Scars".

Godsmack's Setlist:

When Legends Rise 1000hp Cryin' Like a Bitch!! Someday Voodoo Unforgettable Awake Take It to the Edge Keep Away Batalla de los tambores Whatever Under Your Scars Bulletproof I Stand Alone

If you've never seen Godsmack perform live, this is the perfect tour to get out and do so as the bands on the bill bring a unique mix of different styles together. Check out the tour dates below to see if the When Legends Rise Tour will be hitting a city near you.

2019 Godsmack Tour Dates:

SEP 24 TUE Denny Sanford Premier Center Halestorm Monster Truck Sioux Falls, SD

SEP 25 WED Intrust Bank Arena Halestorm Monster Truck Wichita, KS

SEP 27 FRI Show Me Center Halestorm Monster Truck Cape Girardeau, MO

SEP 28 SAT Louder Than Life Festival Guns N' Roses Ice Cube Halestorm Dropkick Murphys Stone Temple Pilots Andrew W.K. Louisville, KY

SEP 29 SUN Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Halestorm Monster Truck Alpharetta, GA

OCT 1 TUE Coral Sky Amphitheatre Halestorm Monster Truck West Palm Beach, FL

OCT 2 WED Hertz Arena Halestorm Monster Truck Estero, FL

OCT 4 FRI Pensacola Bay Center Halestorm Monster Truck Pensacola, FL

OCT 5 SAT Landers Center Halestorm Monster Truck Southaven, MS

OCT 6 SUN The Walmart AMP Halestorm Monster Truck Rogers, AR

OCT 8 TUE Budweiser Events Center Halestorm Monster Truck Loveland, CO

OCT 9 WED USANA Amphitheatre Halestorm Monster Truck West Valley City, UT

OCT 11 FRI Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Monster Truck Reno, NV

OCT 12 SAT Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center Halestorm Monster Truck Bakersfield, CA

OCT 13 SUN Toyota Arena Halestorm Monster Truck Ontario, CA

OCT 15 TUE Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater Halestorm Monster Truck San Diego, CA

OCT 16 WED Comerica Theatre Halestorm Monster Truck Phoenix, AZ

OCT 18 FRI BOK Center Halestorm Monster Truck Tulsa, OK

OCT 19 SAT Freakers Ball 2019 Halestorm Monster Truck Independence, MO

OCT 20 SUN The Family Arena Halestorm Monster Truck Saint Charles, MO

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