Orlando, FL (November 14, 2023)
In the mid-nineties, Bush set the music world on fire when they burst onto the scene with their hit laden album Sixteen Stone. Other than a seven year layoff in the mid 2000’s the band has been continuously putting out hit songs. Tonight at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, Bush would set the stage ablaze with energy for their Nowhere To Go But Everywhere Tour.
The night kicked off with a bang as Eva Under Fire from Detroit, Michigan, set the tone with an electrifying performance. Lead singer Eva Marie showcased her powerhouse vocals throughout their time on stage, and the crowd was fully engaged throughout their seven-song set. The highlight was undoubtedly their cover of Journey’s “Separate Ways,” which had the audience singing along. They closed their set with the explosive “Blow,” leaving the audience hungry for more.
Following Eva Under Fire, Bad Wolves took the stage with a burst of energy. Launching into “If Tomorrow Never Comes” from Dear Monsters, lead singer Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz’s vocals resonated throughout the venue. The band dedicated “Sober” to those on the journey to sobriety, creating a heartfelt moment. Closing with their breakout hit, a powerful rendition of The Cranberries’ “Zombie,” Bad Wolves left an indelible mark on the crowd.
And then, it was time for the headliners, Bush, to command the stage. Drummer Nik Hughes was the first band member to take the stage. As he sat behind his drum kit, he dramatically raised his drum sticks and delivered thunderous beats from his elevated drum kit. The venue erupted as lead singer Gavin Rossdale made his entrance, and the band launched into the iconic “Everything Zen.” Guitarist Chris Traynor’s delivered the songs distinctive slide guitar work effortlessly, adding that special touch to their performance.
The hits kept coming as Bush treated the audience to a journey through their expansive record catalog. “Machinehead,” “Bullet Holes,” “The Chemicals Between Us,” left everyone breathless not only from the flawless performance, but also from singing along note for note. and “The People That We Love” showcased the band’s versatility and enduring appeal. “Quicksand,” “Swallowed,” and “Nowhere to Go But Everywhere” kept the energy high, and as with seemingly every song the crowd was singing along to every word.
A memorable moment occurred when Gavin Rossdale left the stage during “Flowers on a Grave,” serenading the audience as he navigated not only through the crowd but the entire venue as he even took a trip up into the balcony as well. The emotional “All Things Must Change” and the anthemic “Little Things” further solidified the band’s connection with the fans.
The encore was a spectacle in itself, that started with “More Than Machines”. The band left the stage leaving Gavin Rossdale alone to deliver an intimate solo performance during “Glycerine.” that for many could have been the highlight of the show. The night reached its crescendo with the timeless classic, “Comedown,” leaving the crowd in awe.
Bush’s Nowhere To Go But Everywhere Tour at Hard Rock Live in Orlando was a masterclass in alt-rock performance. From Eva Under Fire’s high-octane opening to Bad Wolves’ heartfelt dedication and Bush’s timeless hits, the night was a celebration of rock music that left the audience exhilarated and fulfilled.
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