Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

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Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby Schulzy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:32 pm

Here in line for my 12th AB show. It's been 5 years! Hard to believe. Hoping that Myles' voice is back after being sick.
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Re: Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby Schulzy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:04 pm

Quick review with more to follow. Alter Bridge was fantastic as usual. Myles' voice was back! Sound at the Palladium was excellent. They played three new songs - Wouldn't You Rather, Take The Crown, and Pay No Mind. No songs off of TLH. Fortress, Blackbird, and ODR - COA, ATP, WR, CTL, Blackbird, RT, Metalingus, OYE, and Isolation.
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Re: Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby Schulzy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 pm

I got to the venue around 5:30pm. They let us in a little early because it started to rain. Dirty Honey went on promptly at 7pm and Skillet played from about 8-9pm. They definitely bring a high level of energy and continue to be one of my favorite bands though I'm not as crazy about their two recent albums as I was Comatose-Rise. I ended up with a setlist.

Alter Bridge took the stage at 9:30. I was impressed by how minimal their rigs are now vs. previous times I've seen them. I feel like they really don't need all the visual pieces with the screens and lasers behind them as it creates more of a distraction for me. The sound was crisp and Myles' voice soared in all the right places. I will never get tired of that in your chest rumble every time Mark hits a chord that is underscored by Brian's bass. The guys all looked like they were having a good time with plenty of smiles and crowd acknowledgements. Myles talked a decent amount giving intros to Take The Crown and a brief memorial to "Joe" before playing Blackbird. A short setlist than usual but quality nonetheless. I took a look at the merch table but didn't like any of the shirts better than the one I ordered from Napalm with the WTS Earbook. Overall I was really impressed with the sound and my ears didn't ring at all when I left. Thank you AB for another great memory!

My videos for Take The Crown and Pay No Mind are up on YouTube. I'm lazy and can't remember how to embed them here.
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Re: Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby abw1987 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:33 am

Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear Myles was back to fill strength.

Good point about their rig – I noticed that in Philly but failed to mention it in my review. Especially compared to Mark's old double Fender Twin, double 4×12, double 2×15 setup, his current rig appears pretty minimal. Maybe the guys have gotten over their "more cabs = more awesome" appearances phase. I also agree about the stage production. I'm certainly not bothered by the screens, etc., but they are more of a distraction to me than anything else.

FYI – here are the instructions for embedding YouTube videos: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=204

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Re: Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby Schulzy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Thanks Alex. I remember meeting you at one of the first shows many years ago - maybe Toad's Place in New Haven - 2010. How time flies!



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Re: Worcester Palladium - 10/03/2019

Postby abw1987 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Ahh no way! I do remember that show. It was really cool out and the place is a classic sardine bar.


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