Fans along Guest Street waited eagerly outside for their time to enter one of Boston’s newest venues RoadRunner Boston to see Alter Bridge.
The first band of the evening was Red. Red is a Christian rock band that has been making waves in the music industry since its formation in 2002. With its unique blend of rock, metal, and orchestral elements. One of the standout aspects of Red’s music is the powerful vocals of lead singer Michael Barnes. His voice is capable of delivering both raw emotion and technical proficiency, and he consistently delivers performances that leave audiences in awe. The band’s musical process is also on full display, with intricate instrumentals and well-crafted songs that showcase the group’s talent and creativity.
Lead singer Michael comes to the mic and says if you have never heard of us you can follow us on socials. Make sure you type in the band Red not just Red or you made find some Taylor Swift stuff. The band is currently working on their eighth record called Rated R. During their set they played songs such as “Breathe Into Me,” and “Already Over.” Even though their set was short it got the crowd pumped and ready for the rest of the evening.
Next up for the evening was the band Mammoth WVH. Mammoth WVH is a project from guitarist Wolfgang Van Halen, and it marks his debut as a singer, songwriter, and front man. The band’s self-titled debut album is a fusion of classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal elements, showcasing Wolfgang’s versatility and musicianship. One of the standout features of Mammoth WVH’s music is Wolfgang’s guitar playing. He proves himself to be a skilled guitarist, delivering powerful riffs and intricate solos that are both technical and soulful. His vocals are also noteworthy, as he demonstrates a strong voice that is both raw and emotional.
Their first song of the evening was “Mammoth,” which got the crowd on their feet right from the start. They played a mix of songs some of which included, “Mr Ed,” “Epiphany,” and “Stone.” Shortly after Wolfgang came to the Mic to address the crowd. He stated this next song “Think It Over,” is my dad’s favorite. His father is none other then the legendary Eddie Van Halen. He has since passed on and his son payed tribute to him with dedication to this song. The crowd cheered and had a standing ovation. If you haven’t heard them you need to see them and watch Wolfgang as he is a true guitar legend in the making.
The final band of the evening and the one the fans came to see was Alter Bridge. This was an electrifying experience for fans of the American rock band. From the opening notes of “Silver Tongue” the crowd was on their feet, singing and swaying along to the music. Myles Kennedy’s powerful vocals were front and center, and his ability to effortlessly switch between soaring highs and guttural lows was truly impressive. Mark Tremonti’s guitar work was equally impressive, as he delivered fast-paced solos and heavy riffs that got the crowd pumped.
During the performance Myles came to the stage and said “I’m really really stoked to be here with you.” It was a lady in the audience birthday so they sang “Happy Birthday” to Wendy. The setlist was a perfect mix of old and new material, and the band played a number of fan favorites, including “Sin After Sin,” “Burn It Down,” and “Cry Of Achilles.” During the song “Watch Over You,” Mark Tremonti came on stage and they played this song and “In Loving Memory” acoustic. The crowd went crazy and jumped and cheered. The crowd was also particularly excited for Isolation,” which was performed with incredible energy and passion.
The band’s live show was a true testament to their musical powers, and the crowd was left in awe of their powerful performances. Whether you’re a long-time fan or discovering them for the first time, Alter Bridge is a band that truly shines in a live setting.