Bush and Chevelle – Rock Meets Grunge at Freedom Hill Amphitheater

Bush at Freedom Hill Amphitheater

With the weather in the bowels of Michigan summer, a night of new rock and grunge definitely made for a pleasure filled evening. While the temperature was hot the multi genre music was even hotter. Fans of all ages and from all walks of life were equally enjoying the venue and the rocking sounds of all the artist taking the stage.

Chevelle took the stage with their rockabilly sound and grade school energy. Three guys from Chicago on stage jamming out was like a new wave version of Rush. The heat didn’t slow the trio down a lick as they came out strong and stayed strong performing all their amazing hits. Starting out with “Ouija Board” set the tone for their straight out jamming set. The extremely dark song “The Clincher” has been part of Chevelle’s playlist since 2004 and is always a crowd favorite. The ever popular song “The Red” had the crowd screaming out the lyrics as if they were mesmerized by the trio.

As the sky grew darker, so did the stage until a blast of multi colored lights and wicked guitar riffs were upon us. Bush had finally arrived and the energy was as radiant as the stage lights. When the hit song “Everything Zen” started everyone belted out the tune like it was 1995 all over again. The band was on fire and with never ending endurance they owned the stage. Gavin did not disappoint, his voice and attitude was as strong as it has always been. When Gavin jumped off stage during “Little Things” and ran through the crowd giving some fans an up and close encounter with Bush’s lead singer the whole venue went nuts. The encore did not disappoint starting out with “Machine Head”. The crowd exploded with energy and chaos matching the band on stage. The last song of the evening was “Comedown” which lived up to its name by bringing fans back to reality. The journey back in time was a treat for all the 90’s rock lovers in attendance.
The meet and greet was extremely pleasant to say the least. Gavin came out and was genuinely happy to meet his fans. All and all an amazing and memorable show topped off with meeting a talented and down to earth singer. All of the bands came out and blasted Freedom Hill with a show that was a great example of rock frenzy.

Photograph Credits:
Ryan Lapointe
Tonya Juhl
John Morey

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