Sevendust rocked the stage at The Black Sheep, on Sept. 24. They were the headlining act, American Fangs was the opening act and Serosia was the main support.
Lajon Witherspoon is the lead vocalist, Clint Lowery and John Connolly are the guitarists and backup vocalists, Vince Hornsby is the bassist and Morgan Rose is the drummer and vocalist of Sevendust.
Stage lights were briefly turned off and an instrumental was soon heard. Lowery made his way onto the stage and the rest of Sevendust followed. Witherspoon grabbed the microphone, asked if they knew who they were and if they were happy to see them. The crowd cheered, as they began their set with “Pieces” and they sang along with him.
Prior to “Waffle”, Witherspoon praised the onlookers. He went onto say every time Sevendust came to the city, the fans always treated them like their own family and how there was no feeling like it. As the opening instrumental was heard, the crowd cheered with the familiarity. Witherspoon led them in waving their arms from side-to-side.
Witherspoon asked if they wanted to hear a song from their recent album, “Black Out The Sun”, and the crowd cheered. He set up the story behind the song and spoke of a couple in the crowd, prior to “Got a Feeling”. He said they would always go to the Sevendust shows, whenever they would play in Colorado Springs. He mentioned they recently lost their son and he dedicated the song to them. Lowery took on the majority of the vocal duties and Hornsby encouraged everyone to clap along with him.
Before the start of “Splinter”, Sevendust parted the stage because it kicked off their encore. The
spectators soon created their own percussion with three beats. They broke down the band’s name in three syllables, as they anticipated the arrival.
“Face To Face” closed out Sevendust’s recital.
Witherspoon requested the audience to chant after him and said, “Sevendust has arrived!”
After the conclusion of the song, Lowery and Connolly threw guitar picks into the crowd. Hornsby gave away some guitar picks, as well as Rose’s drum sticks. Rose gave away his bottled water he drank out of and towels he used to wipe his perspiration with, as he was the last one to leave the stage.
“‘Till Death”, “Denial”, “Praise”, “Angel’s Son”, “Black”, “Strong Arm Broken” and “Decay” were also part of Sevendust’s set.