Concert Review
Mohegan Sun Arena
July 26, 2019

      Boston Hard Rockers, Godsmack embarked on a 10 show tour of the US East Coast before they play a few festivals and then hop on a co-headlining tour with Halestorm throughout the United States.


        The Godsmack curtain dropped at Mohegan Sun Arena and drummer Shannon Larkin immediately had the crowd hooked between his hard-hitting drum introduction to the show and the flashing white lights around the stage. Sully Erna’s monster vocals and electrifying stage presence especially shined on 1000hp and completely pumped the crowd up. During the second verse of their 1999 hit “Voodoo”, Sully began conducting the sold out crowd sang the lyrics. It was the most unreal feeling hearing 10,000 Godsmack fans chanting the “oh”s of Unforgettable and having each and every one pumping their fists to the beat of the drums. Godsmack really gave Connecticut fans a treat by playing a few songs from several different records, both old and new. Flashlights lit the arena for “Something Different”. As a first-time Godsmack concert-goer, seeing Sully Erna bring out his roots as a drummer in a drum battle with drummer Shannon Larkin was truly impressive and highly entertaining. The band left the stage as fans cheered awaiting an encore.


       Godsmack came back on and played the deep, serious-toned “Under Your Scars” and introducing the crowd to their organization The Scars Foundation which aims to educate and empower those who struggle with mental illness, addiction, or abuse. They also included “Bulletproof”, “Come Together” by The Beatles, and, of course, “I Stand Alone” to close out one epic show!

1~When Legends Rise
3~Say My Name
8~Take It To The Edge
9~Something Different
10~Keep Away
11~Batalla de los tambores
13~Under Your Scars
15~Come Together (The Beatles)
16~I Stand Alone
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