Godsmack performed a sold out show Saturday at the historic Fox Theater in Detroit. The band is touring in support of their fifth album, The Oracle, which was released earlier this year. For this fall tour they brought along Five Finger Death Punch and Drowning Pool.
Drowning Pool opened the show with a short but solid set of 6 songs, including their biggest hits. Singer Ryan McCombs seemed to be in an extra good mood, smiling and singing his little heart out. These guys have been touring steadily, and really have a great stage presence with lots of high energy action while performing.
Five Finger Death Punch was next, and really brought the fans to their feet. The lights were bright, and the stage was full of shiny chrome metal. The drum kit is ridiculously huge and elaborate. Singer Ivan Moody was also in high spirits and sported a fancy custom skull microphone stand, reminding me of the unique one Johnathan Davis’ of Korn sports on stage. Ivan smiled for the cameras and really got the crowd pumped for the headliner Godsmack.
After running about 15 minutes late, Godsmack finally came out on stage. Singer Sully Erna sported a new face tattoo, a little crescent moon along side the Star Tattoo that has already been on his check for years. Sully is not only a singer & guitarist, but a bad ass drummer. He performs both of these on albums and also during the live shows. The highlight of the show was near the end, where the boys have a drum off battle. Sully on one drum kit, and Shannon Larkin on another, they drum separately and together while throwing drum sticks back and forth. The boys also sampled some famous rock hooks that really got the crowd singing. They covered samples of Pantera’s Respect, Queen’s We Will Rock You, AC/DC’s Black In Black, Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, & the hook to Jethro Tull’s Aqualung.
Drowning Pool Setlist
Feel Like I Do
Five Finger Death Punch Setlist
Burn It Down
Hard To See
Straight Out Of Line
War & Peace
I Stand Alone
(Tony Acoustic Solo)