Staind and Sevendust performed a sold out show Thursday night at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt Pleasant, MI. This Casino is a fantastic getaway and only a three hour drive from Detroit. Soaring Eagle Casino is located in the center of Michigan and kind of in the middle of nowhere. It's quite a beautiful resort, with a Native American theme and that "Up North" charm. The drinks are priced cheap, the slots are loose, the hotel rooms are fancy, the indoor heated pool is awesome, the Jacuzzi is enormous, and they have 2 great rockin' venues, both inside and outside. It was a perfect day for an outdoor show, but this show was scheduled indoors and held in the cool A/C.
Sevendust kicked off the evening with a bang. These guys recently released their 10th studio album. It's actually their first acoustic album, entitled Time Travelers And Bonfires. Sevendust recently performed an entire acoustic show at the Royal Oak Music Theater in Royal Oak, MI. It was a intimate, refreshing show, but I believe that most of their fans love it when they are fully plugged in and rockin' out hard. Sevendust played a full set, full throttle and the fans were on their feet the entire performance. Singer Lajon wears his heart on his sleeve and gave a soulful, emotional performance that captivated the audience. These guys warmed up the audience nicely and everyone was pumped up for Staind.
When Staind hit the stage, the crowd roared with excitement. Fans were on their feet and sang along to all the songs. Singer Aaron Lewis' voice is raw, flawless and powerful. Add in those amazing heartfelt lyrics and the amazing musicians that make up this band, these guys never disappoint. Lead guitarist Mike Mushok is always highly entertaining to watch play. This guy soars across the stage with his guitar, jumping, headbanging and flying around unlike any other. Staind performed a long set of songs and treated us to a 3 song encore. This band is so awesome live, if you haven't seen them yet, what the hell are you waiting for?
Sevendust Set List at Soaring Eagle Casino 5.29.2014
GOT A FEELING
FACE TO FACE
Staind Set List at Soaring Eagle Casino 5.29.2014
EYES WIDE OPEN
SO FAR AWAY
SOMETHING TO REMIND YOU
IT'S BEEN A WHILE