BUSH
Consetellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
June 14, 2019


British rock band Bush decided they wanted to hit the road with their
friends Live to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hit albums,
Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper. Our Lady Peace was invited to
open for both bands on the tour with the headliners alternating each
night. On Friday June 14th the ALTimate tour made a stop at CMAC in
Canadaigua, New York to continue the festivities.  The weather decided
to clear up after weeks of rain long enough for the bands and fans to
have a fun night.

Bush formed in 1992 in London, England with Gavin Rossdale on lead
vocals and guitar, Nigel Pulsford on guitar, Dave Parsons on bass and
Robin Goodridge on drums. The band recorded their debut album,
Sixteen Stone, with Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley at Westside
Studios in January 1994. "Everything Zen" made its debut on American
radio at the end of the year which was followed by the album being
released on Trauma and Interscope Records. The album hit #4 on the
Heatseekers Chart and Billboard Top 200 Chart and went six times
platinum in the United States.  Singles "Comedown" and "Glycerine"
were both #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts in 1995. My
introduction to the band was when the now defunct rock station in
Rochester, New York called 95.1FM The Nerve started heavily spinning
"Little Things" in early 1995 and I was hooked.  I still think that is  an
amazing rock song to this day!

Since the band reformed in 2011, guitarist Nigel Pulsford and bassist
Dave Parsons did not return and have since been replaced by Chris
Traynor on guitar and Corey Britz on bass. Currently they have Nik
Hughes filling in on drums as drummer Robin Goodridge is currently
absent from tour.  At around 9:40pm Bush takes the stage and opens
their set up with their hit song "Machinehead" from
Sixteen Stone, "The
Chemicals Between Us" from
The Science Of Things and "This Is War"
from their most recent album,
Black and White Rainbows. Other songs
included their hits "Everything Zen", also from
Sixteen Stone,
"Swallowed" from their sophomore release
Razorblade Suitcase and
their newest song "Bullet Holes" which is featured in the new John
Wick film.  

Gavin decided to put his guitar down to get up close and personal with
the crowd during "Little Things".  Before the final verse he ran up
through the crowd, up towards the back and finished the song. Fans
went nuts and some women were even hugging him and kissing his
cheek as he walked by them to return to the stage. Once Gavin returned
to the stage he picked up his acoustic guitar to play a really beautiful
stripped down version of "Glycerine" by himself. The night ended with a
crowd sing-a-long to "Comedown" before Gavin expressed his
gratitude towards his fans and thanking them for all of their support
over the past 25 years.  Bush put on one of the best live shows I have
seen in a very long time.  The band and the crowd fed off each other's
energy throughout the entire set. Gavin aggressively belted out the
lyrics while shredding on his guitar while Nik thrashed on the drums.  
Chris fiercely strummed his guitar and Corey plucked on his bass
strings with his fingers to help bring out the hard rock sound the band
is known for.

I believe that the band's powerhouse performances as well as Gavin's
raw emotional singing and his stage presence has contributed to the
band's longevity.  I look forward to see what the band has in store for
the next 25 years!

Later this fall Bush's 8th studio album,
The Mind Plays Tricks On You,
is expected to be released. Be sure to catch the band out on the road
this summer on the ALTimate Tour with Live and Our Lady Peace and
check out their new song "Bullet Holes" which can be found on the
soundtrack and in the film for
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.

For more information on Bush,  tour and ticket information please visit:
www.bushofficial.com.
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Words by: Maureen Benedict
Check Bush out on tour all summer long!

July

24 - K-Days 2019 @ Edmonton EXPO Centre - Edmonton, Canada
26 - Neuroscience Group Field @ Fox Cities Statium - Appleton, WI
27 - Stir Cove, Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel - Council Bluffs, IA
28 - Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
30 - Bold Sphere Music @ Champions Square - New Orleans, LA

August
01 - Zoo Amphitheater - Oklahoma City, OK
02 - Hartman Arena - Park City, KS
03 - The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
06 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
07 -Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA
09 - Westside Pavilion @ Black Oak Casino Resort - Tuolumne, CA
10 - OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA
11 - AVA Amphitheater, Casino del Sol - Tucson, AZ
14  - Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion) - Rogers, AR
16 - Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
17 - Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park - Miami, FL
18 - Daily's Place - Jacksonville, FL
20 - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park - Atlanta, GA
23 - Champlain Valley Exposition - Essex Junction, VT
24 - MECU Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
25 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
27 - The Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA
29 - Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
30 - Bethel Woods Center For The Arts - Bethel, NY

September
01 - Summersault 2019 @ Centre Videotron - Quebec City, Canada
04 -Rose Music Center at The Heights - Huber Heights, OH
06 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL
07 - Allegan County Fairgrounds - Allegan, MI
08 - Meadow Brook Amphitheater - Rochester Hills, MI
10 - Summersault 2019 - Avenir Centre - Moncton, Canada
12 - Summersault 2019 - Bell Centre - Montreal, Canada
13 - Summersault 2019 - Landsdowne Park - City Folk - Ottawa, Canada
15 - Summersault 2019 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, Canada