Fans gathered to witness Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From the Gods take the stage at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. The night started with an energy-packed performance from Fire From the Gods as they greeted Tucson, and discussed some brief history of their time in town and where they started from. They showed a lot of appreciation for what and where the fans have led them since then.
Bad Wolves was up next with a powerful and emotional performance from frontman Tommy Vext. His mission to share his example and journey with recovery definitely connects him closer to his audience and I feel that it connects his audience closer to his songs. And speaking of connections, it’s always awesome to watch frontmen come down from the stage and interact with their audience. I’m sure you can agree that it’s even more special when there’s a young child in the front row reaching out to make that special connection with their favorite singer and that singer takes their hand and share part of the song with them. Those are just the best moments.
Three Days Grace took the stage next with classic renditions of the songs that we all know and love. Frontman Neil Sanderson gave an energetic performance running and jumping on and in between the stage set. That kind of energy is what the night needed, and it was a perfect lead in to the in-your-face punch of Five Finger Death Punch’s entrance. You come to a show to have a good time, and you connect with these artists and their stories, right? Ivan Moody is a man of many stories and lessons. It’s clear that through a lot of personal struggles, many great songs are born. Battle born as the song says. Five Finger carried the night strong and ended with a blast of confetti over the audience to make a night that will not soon be forgotten. So, with all that said, I’d highly recommend that you get some of this tour!
WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ISABEL UZCATEGUI