What can we say about Daughtry other than he is one the best success stories of the music industry from where he came from and how he got to where he is now. Chris Daughtry, who finished in fourth place on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, stated that he would form a new band after turning down Fuel‘s offer to make him their lead singer. On July 10, 2006, Chris Daughtry had signed with RCA Records and 19 Recordings, which held contracts with fellow American Idol contestants such as Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, and among others. Chris Daughtry is a singer-songwriter himself and has collaborated with several other songwriters, such as Live‘s Ed Kowalczyk, Seether‘s Shaun Morgan, Goo Goo Dolls‘s John Rzeznik, Fuel‘s Carl Bell, 3 Doors Down‘s Brad Arnold, Matchbox Twenty‘s Rob Thomas, SR-71‘s Mitch Allan, Shinedown‘s Brent Smith, Three Days Grace‘s Adam Gontier, and the former The Click Five singer Eric Dill, Theory of a Deadman‘s Tyler Connolly, Lifehouse‘s Jason Wade and Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger.
But this night was all about Chris Daughrty and his band on the The Dearly Beloved Tour with special guests Tremonti & LYELL. This show was a sell out and the place was backed with rockers want to just hear some live music and forget about everything that is going on outside, and that is just what they did! As people streamed into the Hard Rock Live to get to their seat or up from as close as they can on the general floor spots for the Lyell, Tremonti and Daughtry. The place quickly filled up and the energy in the room was electric. You can feel it in the air that it was going to be a memorable night for many people in this packed house.
Lyell, a band that I have not hear of, but i think we will be hearing a lot more from in the future started out the night with a 30-minute set that set the crowd on their heal and looking at each other saying “I don’t know this band, but they are good and want to hear more”. I really think they impressed a lot of fans of the other bands as well as making fans out of them as well. Alyssa Coco played to the crowd like a rock star, she worked the stage magnificently along with her band mats Matt Merritt, and drummer Toussaint Lipton as they rocked the hard rock like it is meant to be. I would highly recommend you check out these three great musicians and their music, I have a great vibe from them, and you will be hearing this name on many bills in the future, they are a classic rock and rock band that just get the meat of the rock music and lets it go!! Just as it should be done!!
Alyssa Coco – Vocals
Matt Merritt – Guitar
Toussaint Lipton – Drums
Hometown face melters Tremonti was up next with their in-your-face metal music that will get your blood pumping in no time! Mark and the boys started out the night with Thrown further that got the local fans rocking right off the first drum beat and flick of the guitar riff and the stage was set for the night, the band was here for get down and dirt and fucking show the Hard Rock that how a metal band throws down in their hometown!! “If Not For You” was up next and was going off hard and the crowd was really going off on it, but, that stopped suddenly when Mark saw something he didn’t like in the audience and cut the song off for a medical emergency in the crowd, that is how the metal and rock family are all about..they look out for their own and I commend Mark seeing something wasn’t right and stopped the show in it tracks to let medical staff get to the person and make sure everyone was ok before starting back up, good on him and the band!
The band processed to get the ball rolling again and blazed through their 8-song set with “My Last Mistake“,” So You’re afraid” and a crowd favorite “Marching in time” that got the whole crown marching and moshing like a metal show should. The Hard Rock was going off and there was no stop that metal locomotive, it wasn’t going to stop tell it crashed into a brick wall, and it was going to hurt the next day, but us metal fans don’t give a shit, we worry about the body and voice the next day, AND this Tremonti train just kept on moving tell the end with “Wish You Will“, that is one thrashing face melting song that had the fans moshing like no other, right up to the last note played and the train just exploded right though that dam wall and kept going right out the back….and that is what we call one hell of a ride!!!! Great fucking job Mark and the guys!
Mark Tremonti – Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Bennett – Drums
Eric Charles “Erock” Friedman – Guitar
Tanner Keegan – Bass
Well after that Tremonti train ride, it was on to the Daughtry, and to see what kind of ride he was going to take us on with his show! Daughtry is a different kind of ride for sure, he and the guys are all hard rock and roll, but it is all good cause they know they are good at, and fucking do a dam good job at it.
Chris and the guys came out swinging for the fences with Desperation, and proceeded to blow the roof of the Hard Rock Live with a 14-song regular set and added a two-song encore. Song like “World on Fire” a song that has been blowing up the radio wave for good reason. they also hit up ‘dearly beloved”, “evil”, and throw down an acoustic version of the smash hit “Home’. Another huge song “Heavy is the Crown’ was a crowd favorite as well, as they went crazy while throwing up the clutched fist in the air. They ended the show with “over you” and “Asylum” that got the really rocking to the end.
The whole show was amazing and with a lighting show that was top notch! I do believe the played most of all the song of the new album “Dearly Beloved’..We should all be as strong willed as Chris and his family, being that he had just lost his mother and his daughter not to long about last year. He takes a lot of love for what you do and who you do it for to get back on the road and do what you love under his circumstances, I surely do applaud him for it, but i think like anyone who love music, it is our therapy in a big way.
If you do hit up this show, and you definitely should, you will for sure love it and know that you got your money with this show, The whole band sounded great, and Chris’s voice is better than ever. None of them missed a beat and showed that this band is here to stay and has much more to give their fans.
Chris Daughtry – Vocals/Guitar
Elvio Fernandes – Keyboards
Brian Craddock – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Brandon Maclin – Drums
Patrick Dahlheimer – Bass
Josh Steely – Guitar