Bush Celebrate Their Greatest Hits Album

The night kicked off with a burst of energy as Eva Under Fire took the stage, setting the tone for an extraordinary evening. The crowd, primarily gathered for Bush’s nostalgic celebration, was in for a treat with the opening acts on November 19th at The Landmark Theater in Syracuse, NY.

Eva Under Fire, a female-fronted force reminiscent of Evanescence and Halestorm, commanded attention from the start. Lead vocalist Eva Marie, also known as Amanda Lyberg, showcased a natural charisma, confidently leading the band through a set that left a lasting impression. Eva engaged with the audience, her punk rock style adding a visually dynamic element to their performance. Opening with the raw and energetic “Comatose,” they captivated the audience with tracks like “Heroin(e),” “Devil in Disguise,” and a surprising cover of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” Closing with the anthemic “Blow,” Eva Under Fire left the crowd buzzing.

The band recently released a deluxe version of their album Love, Drugs and Misery which will be available on vinyl December 15th. Eva closed the set by grabbing her phone and doing a video with the cheering crowd behind her.

Next up, Bad Wolves took the stage, injecting a different but welcomed energy into the venue. Despite their rock-rap style differing from Bush’s, the crowd embraced every moment. Lead vocalist Daniel Laskiewicz commanded the stage, moving dynamically and even venturing into the front rows to connect with fans.

Expressing gratitude for the support, Laskiewicz acknowledged Syracuse as their favorite crowd on the tour, further endearing themselves to the audience. Songs from their new album “Die About It,” including “Bad Friend,” “Savoir,” and “Legends Never Die,” showcased Bad Wolves’ versatility and won over the Syracuse crowd, proving that diverse musical styles can coexist within the same show.

After a brief interlude for a set change, the anticipation reached its peak as the main event, Bush, took the stage. Celebrating their Loaded: Greatest hits 1994-2023 album, the band welcomed fans young and old school to join in the celebration.

Lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale, the sole original member, reassured the crowd of Bush’s enduring presence in the music industry. Despite changes in the lineup over the years, Rossdale expressed gratitude for the current members—lead guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, and drummer Nik Hughes—who seamlessly blended their talents to keep the spirit of Bush alive.

Rossdale dispelled any notions of farewell, emphasizing the band’s plans to continue creating music together. The setlist featured a diverse selection of Bush’s repertoire, including the iconic “Greedy Fly.” Rossdale’s crowd interaction reached a peak during “Flowers on a Grave,” as he ventured into the audience, sang from the balcony, and weaved through the front row, creating unforgettable moments for fans.

Highlights included soul-stirring performances of “Letting the Cables Sleep,” the timeless “Swallowed,” and the anthemic “Sound of Winter.” The night concluded on a high note, reaffirming Bush’s timeless appeal to both long-time and newer fans.

In closing, the concert was a testament to Bush’s enduring legacy and musical talent. As the lights dimmed and the echoes of the final notes lingered, the audience departed with a sense of gratitude for the many years of music provided by Bush, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in their storied career.

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