Tampa, FL (September 15, 2023)
Last night, the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa was filled with an air of nostalgia as the legendary bands 3 Doors Down and Candlebox took the stage for the “Away from the Sun” Anniversary Tour. Fans from all walks of life gathered to witness a night of incredible music and unforgettable performances.
Opening the show was Candlebox, and they set the tone for the evening with a powerhouse performance. Their setlist was a trip down memory lane, featuring some of their most iconic hits. From the moment they kicked off with “Don’t You,” the crowd was transported back to the ’90s. Kevin Martin’s vocals were as powerful and emotionally charged as ever, reminding everyone why Candlebox has maintained a dedicated fan base over the years.
Highlights from Candlebox’s set included the soulful “Blossom,” the grungy anthem “Far Behind,” and the hauntingly beautiful “Cover Me.” The surprise appearance of Peter Klett, the original guitarist of Candlebox, was met with thunderous applause and added an extra layer of nostalgia to the performance.
Candlebox concluded their set with the emotional “You,” leaving the audience with a lasting impression of their incredible musical prowess. They were the perfect warm-up act for what was to come.
As the anticipation in the air grew, 3 Doors Down took the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “Away from the Sun.” The crowd erupted in cheers as they launched into the opening chords of “Pop Song.” It was clear from the beginning that this was going to be a night to remember.
3 Doors Down’s setlist was a journey through their career, with each song delivering a wave of nostalgia. “When I’m Gone” and “Away from the Sun” had the entire audience singing along at the top of their lungs. Brad Arnold’s vocals were as powerful and heartfelt as ever, and the band’s tight performance showcased their years of experience.
The night continued with hits like “Here Without You,” “Kryptonite,” and “It’s Not My Time,” each one met with thunderous applause and appreciation from the crowd. The band’s energy was infectious, and it was evident that they were having as much fun on stage as their fans were in the audience.
3 Doors Down also treated the crowd to a few surprises, including a rendition of “Landing in London,” which had everyone swaying in unison. The encore, featuring the iconic “Kryptonite,” was the perfect way to end the night on a high note.
In conclusion, the “Away from the Sun” Anniversary Tour with 3 Doors Down and Candlebox was a night filled with incredible music, nostalgia, and unforgettable moments. Both bands delivered outstanding performances that left the audience with smiles on their faces and memories that will last a lifetime. It was a celebration of the past and a reminder that great rock music never goes out of style.
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