BUSH hit the gritty side of Philly in the historic venue previously known as the Electric Factory (temporarily named North Seventh). The venue is both open and as intimate as you want to make it, and Gavin Rossdale felt like getting up close and personal with the crowd on this rainy night in Philadelphia.
The lights dimmed, and Bush emerged behind a glowing orange backdrop of lighting. The band opened with their high energy hit “Machinehead.” Gavin moved across the stage like a caged animal with pure pent upped energy, throwing chords and vocals straight into your face with intensity. The crowd really appreciated the enthusiasm the band played with throughout the night singing along and dancing at times all night. Gavin who loves audience interaction played host for sing-a-longs and really mixed it up with the crowd. He stated going on the audience fringes many times to get with the lucky fans who surrounded the stage barricades. Later in the set, he entered the crowd singing and giving out high fives while walking the entire venue, even the UPPER levels!!!! This is how rock shows should be.
Touring behind their most recent release Black and White Rainbows, the set list blended very well with many hits from their massive catalog, some deeper tracks, and numbers off their newest release. The tour hits Mexico next.
Complete set list: Machinehead, Nurse, This Is War, Everything Zen, Prizefighter, The Sound of Winter, The People That We Love, Swallowed, The Disease of the Dancing Cats, The Gift, Little Things, Encore: Come Together (The Beatles cover), Glycerine, Comedown.
Photos and Review By Bob Linneman