Jay-Z – 4:44 Tour Chicago

December 6, 2017 | Category: Concerts, photography

Jay-Z - 4:44 Tour Chicago Concerts photography

Jay-Z - 4:44 Tour Chicago Concerts photography

Jay-Z - 4:44 Tour Chicago Concerts photography
 

 

Jay-Z delivered an amazing show at the United Center on Tuesday, December 5th, proving Hov is still setting the bar after decades in the game.

 

 

 



Guns N’ Roses 2017 – Chicago

November 7, 2017 | Category: Concerts, photography

Guns N' Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N' Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N' Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N' Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N' Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography
 

Welcome to the Jungle, Baby!


The show begins with the gnarly bassline of “It’s So Easy,” the scratchy guitar of “Mr. Brownstone,” the late era “Chinese Democracy,” and the introduction capper “Welcome to the Jungle.” The latter elevated by digital imagery that played on the concept of the original video. Rose was a tad breathless by the end of that run, but after he disappeared under the stage his vigor was renewed.

At 55, he’s still capable of banshee wails and his scale-climbing caterwaul, which I imagined could be both a stress reliever or downright stressful given his facial expressions.

He showed restraint when he wanted to. Instead of imitating Chris Cornell on the cover of “Black Hole Sun” late in the set, he held back a bit during the song’s crescendo. The tribute to the Soundgarden frontman played under an image of the Seattle Space Needle (McKagan’s hometown) was a nice addition to the setlist, introduced by Dizzy Reed’s piano, and served as a musical answer to the preceding “November Rain.”

Of course, like Jagger and Richards, Tyler and Perry, Rose’s foil is as big of a star as he is.

That’s not lost on the frontman, who saved the guitarist’s simple introduction of “Slash” for last as he ran through the band’s members. Still shaded by curls and a top hat, Slash was at his best diving into classical influences during he and Fortus’ instrumental showcase of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and his own take on the love theme from “The Godfather” that segued into “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

Once plagued by Rose’s chronic tardiness and unpredictability and the other members’ substance abuse, the band now operates as a well-oiled team of pros with the help of utility players drummer Frank Ferrer, long-time guitarist Richard Fortus, and additional keyboardist Melissa Reese.
 


 



Prophets Of Rage • Riot Fest 2017

September 18, 2017 | Category: Concerts

Prophets Of Rage • Riot Fest 2017 Concerts

Prophets Of Rage • Riot Fest 2017 Concerts

Prophets Of Rage • Riot Fest 2017 Concerts

Prophets Of Rage • Riot Fest 2017 Concerts
 

Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill

 

 



Luke Bryan • Huntin' Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day Tour 2017 Concerts

Luke Bryan • Huntin' Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day Tour 2017 Concerts

Luke Bryan • Huntin' Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day Tour 2017 Concerts

Luke Bryan • Huntin' Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day Tour 2017 Concerts
 

#HFETOUR


Luke Bryan proved that he’s worthy of his country superstar status during his Saturday night show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park IL, for Bryan’s Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour. Bryan came out and sang hit after hit during his sold-out concert, with fans hanging onto every note.

After opening sets by Granger Smith and Brett Eldredge, Bryan emerged from behind a transparent stage-to-ceiling screen, perched on a riser located behind his band. Bryan kicked off his set by performing his recent No. 1 hit, “Move,” followed by “That’s My Kind of Night” and “Kick the Dust Up.”

Bryan continued powering through his hits, including “Crash My Party,” “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and “I See You.” As he performed his recent No. 1 song “Fast,” images of Bryan’s family — including pictures of the singer with his children and wedding photos featuring his wife Caroline — flashed on the screens; Bryan started and ended the song alone, just him and his guitar.