“Seether, Theory of a Dead Man and Black Stone Cherry put on a killer show that was well worth the price of admission. E.J. Thomas was almost at maximum capacity on the rainy Friday night. It was a sea of black T-shirts and tattoos. Everyone was hyped and ready for the show to start when the first riff of a guitar filled the building.””
Seether, Theory of a Dead Man and Black Stone Cherry put on a killer show that was well worth the price of admission. E.J. Thomas was almost at maximum capacity on the rainy Friday night. It was a sea of black T-shirts and tattoos. Everyone was hyped and ready for the show to start when the first riff of a guitar filled the building.
The opening act of the night was Black Stone Cherry, a rock band from Edmonton, KY.
The band’s heavy metal sound was a great way to kick off the night. The band was very vocal with the fans, telling them to get on their feet, this is a rock concert. The Akron crowd was very into the band’s performance, banging their heads and pumping their fist in the air.
Black Stone Cherry played their 2006 hit Lonely Train, which got huge pop from the crowd. Black Stone Cherry showed their showmanship. The two guitarists and bass player played their instruments behind their heads, the drummer played bass by drumming on the strings and the lead singer even played guitar with his teeth.
The group closed their set with a cover of Hendrix’s Voodoo Child. After their performance, the band threw their picks and sticks into the crowd. Black Stone Cherry put on a very high energy show that carried over throughout the night.
Next up was Theory of a Dead Man. The band came on the stage to a very warm reception. Early in their set Theory played their recent hit No Surprise which held the crowd in awe. Theory had songs ranging from head-bangers to softer ballads. The group even pulled out a double neck guitar for one of their songs.
Theory interacted well with the Akron crowd, they asked the crowd if they ever woke up and didn’t want to go to work/class that day? and played a song to get through those days. The chorus was F@#k my life. They also had a screaming contest between the guys and the girls.
The ladies won. The band closed with their chart-topping hit Bad Girlfriend. Afterward they threw their sticks and picks to the adoring fans.
The first two bands of the night put on a great show, but Seether blew them both out of the water.
The South African natives played almost all of their hits, from Gasoline, Fine gain, Rise Above This and Fake it. Seether even had a drum solo. After the solo, the lead singer and their guitarist played Broken.
It was a very somber performance that made the crowd stand and cheer. Seether even covered a Stone Temple Pilots song, Creep. They closed the show with their power song Remedy, but not before thanking all the fans for their support and hoping to see them. Seether was able to talk to The Buchtelite and touched on their upcoming tour with Staind That’s going to be a great tour, and it makes us raise our game.
When asked if their crowds get crazy Seether responded, In Europe the fans are more crazy; the better the crowd is the better we perform. The band feeds off that.
All the bands put on a great show that was worth the $20 to $25 ticket price. After their sets, Black Stone Cherry and Theory of a Dead Man went out to the T-Shirt stand to meet the fans and sign tickets, T-Shirts and even the chest of some lucky fans. Overall, every fan got their money’s worth-and then some.