American Fangs took a bite out of the Black Sheep, on Sept. 24. They were the opening act, Serosia was the main support and Sevendust was the headlining act.
Gabriel Cavazos is the vocalist, Kenyon Puntenney and Chris Goodwin are the guitarists, Micah Miller is the drummer and Kyle Shimek is the bassist and vocalist of American Fangs. Puntenney and Goodwin are also the backup vocals.
After the stage lights dimmed, an instrumental “Intro” was heard through the speakers. Miller sat down at his drum set, the rest of American Fangs soon joined him on stage and the spectators cheered as loud as they could. They soon followed with “Luke”. Goodwin and Puntenney assisted Cavazos with backup vocals, during the chorus and during the last set of lyrics
Prior to “Le-Kick”, Cavazos addressed the audience and told them to not be afraid to change. He introduced American Fangs and told them where they were from. During the recital—he asked the crowd to make some noise, in order to get a rise out of them. Later, he jumped into the crowd and gave out a yell. After he performed a portion of the song, he made his way back onto center stage and completed the song with the rest of the band.
Before “Man in the Sun”, Cavazos mentioned how much of an honor it was to be on tour with Sevendust. He went onto thank the venue for making it feel like a Friday, instead of near the beginning of the week. Then, he thanked Sevendust for allowing American Fangs to be on tour with them.
Cavazos specified the downside of being an opening band, before “Sorry”. He said nobody knows who they are and they do not who the crowd was either. He wanted to acquaint American Fangs with the audience, so they were no longer strangers. The crowd reacted with cheers and welcomed them with open arms.
“Get the Hell On” brought American Fangs’ concert to an end. Prior to the start, Cavazos addressed how many people would say rock and roll was dying. He stated the genre was alive and well, if they took a look around them. He said it remained relevant because of the fans; their presence proved it and it was regardless of what anyone appeared to look like.
“The River You Bought” and “Pomona” were also a part of American Fangs’ set.