The Alt-timate tour was like a time warp back to the 90’s~ With Bush…Live and Our Lady Peace!!
Daily’s Place traveled back to the 90’s August 18th, the era when alternative rock was taking over. The Alt-timate Tour brought back memories of these post grunge days and the music was just as good as it was 25 years ago. Canadian band, Our Lady Peace kicked things off with the shortest set of the night. Even though they only played 6 songs they were still able to get the crowd pumped up. They played all of their hit songs like Superman’s Dead and Starseed. Fans were left wanting more and hoping they return to Jax as a headliner.
Next up on the trip down memory lane was Pennsylvania band Live. Ed Kowalczyk proved why he is considered to be one of the best vocalists to come out of the alternative era. It was great to see him back with the band after leaving in 2009. They played all of their classic hits such as All Over You, The Dolphin’s Cry, I Alone and Lakini’s Juice. The band also covered REM’s Losing My Religion and The Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black. Both were phenomenal and almost better than the originals. Live closed out the night with acoustic versions of Heaven and Turn My Head before playing their most popular hit Lightening Crashes (hands down the best performance of the entire concert). Seeing all the phones light up the Amphitheater while the whole crowd sang along truly was a beautiful thing to witness.
Gavin Rossdale and Bush closed 90’s night playing classics like Machinehead, Everything Zen, Swallowed and Little Things. Along with their newest song Bullet Holes which was featured in the movie John Wick 3 and will also be on their upcoming album The Mind Plays Tricks on You. Gavin definitely kept the energy up when he ran through the audience giving hugs and high fives to those luckiest to be seated close to the aisles. He then remained on stage alone to sing Glycerine with the rest of the band coming back to play Comedown. It was the perfect song to end the show with as the audience was on a cloud of nostalgia.
The Alt-timate tour was like a time warp back to the 90’s. It’s hard to believe that Live’s album Throwing Copper and Bush’s album Sixteen Stone both came out 25 years ago. Both bands had the same energy and sounded like no time has passed. If you grew up in the 90’s or are a fan of alternative rock, this tour is the perfect way to end the summer.