Alt metal chart-busters, Sevendust, brought their acoustic show tour to New Jersey for another stop along the US East Coast.
Sevendust has been aggressively touring the states for almost two years now. Sharing the stage with chart topping rockers proves they’re right where they belong. Their current album Time Travelers and Bonfires was released on April 15th, 2014. The release of the album immediately set them back on the road with An Evening with Sevendust, an acoustic performance playing their hits along with a few covers.
The band’s acoustic show was an incredibly high energy performance. The stage was setup like a storyteller show with stools and a full drum kit. The lighting filled the stage and set the mood for the heavy tones of Sevendust music. Vocalist Lajon Witherspoon achieved the goal of connecting with the audience early in the performance, fans hanging on his every word and singing every song along with the band. The power brought to the ballroom by Sevendust and fans could have brought down the house.
The traditional acoustic atmosphere usually consists of a more relaxed setting, but Sevendust was anything but that. Fans anticipated the more aggressive form the band brought on their album Animosity, which featured the acoustic-heavy single Angel’s Son. The fans seemed to reciprocate the natural tonality of Sevendust with the unplugged striped down performance.
Our photographer, Jeff Crespi, was on hand to capture images of the event.
National Rock Review has covered Sevendust several times in the past year. Please take a moment to view the other articles:
Sevendust at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on 24-Apr-2014
Interview: Lajon Witherspoon from Sevendust
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