A jam-packed Mercury Ballroom welcomed Breaking Benjamin and Wilson on Wednesday night.
A roar from the sold-out Mercury Ballroom greeted Breaking Benjamin as they took the stage, touring in support of their latest album, Dark Before Dawn. The band kicked off their show launching into the first deep and doomy chords of “So Cold.”
Without much hesitation, Breaking Benjamin rolled into “Angels Fall,” “Sooner or Later,” and “Blow Me Away.” Lead Singer Ben Burnley showed lots of love to the crowd, alternating between devil horns and a heart symbol.
A wild medley began with something for the geeks in the crowd, “The Imperial March” from Star Wars. “Bulls on Parade” followed along with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Walk,” and “Sad But True.” The venue exploded when the familiar bass chords of “Walk” sounded, a highlight of the concert
A little more than half way thru the evening and the hits came rolling out: “Polyamorous,” “Ashes of Eden,” “Believe,” “Never Again” and “Breath.” At times, the singing of the audience threatened to drown out Burnley. It was great to see the crowd so completely locked in with the band and their material.
Breaking Benjamin ended their main set with their hit, “Failure,” from the Dark Before Dawn album followed by “Until The End,” both receiving a huge ovation of approval from their fans. Burnley, taking a moment to address the room, thanked everyone for coming out and supporting Breaking Benjamin. He dedicated their final song, “I Will Not Bow,” to all of American service members (police, fire, and military), which again drew an immediate roar throughout the venue.
Breaking Benjamin closed the night with an encore performance of “The Diary of Jane.”
Detroit-based rockers, Wilson, opened the show. Their set featured a good mix of their catalog including new track “How Do You Sleep at Night,” and a rocking cover of AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” Wilson is Jason Spencer (guitar), Chad Nicefield (vocals), Kyle Landry (guitar), Matt Puhy (drums) and James Lascu (bass).
Event Date: 25-Jan-2017