Mike Augusti’s Rawk Report – 3 Doors Down Rawks Mohegan

3 Doors Down brought their Greatest Hits tour to Mohegan Sun arena on February 16. In 2012, the band released a greatest hits package that also included three new songs. This tour coincides with the release and also marks the first time since 1996 that 3 Doors Down has brought a new lead guitarist on the road. Chet Roberts, formerly the bands guitar tech, has replaced original member/lead guitarist Matt Roberts. Roberts decided to leave the band citing health reasons.
On to the show… 3 Doors Opened the show with Time of My Life and quickly belted out two more songs, It’s Not My Time and Duck and Run before catching their breath. The band slowed things down a little with Away from the Sun but kept the pedal on the floor with one of their highest charting songs, Loser.
Looking to get some of their new music to everyone’s ears, 3 new songs were played including the first single One Light. The other two tracks There’s a Life and Goodbyes have that true 3 Doors Down feel.
Citizen Soldier was next up and then the band shocked the audience (or at least those who know the song) by playing a Megadeth cover, Symphony of Destruction. Being a fan of Megadeth, this was awesome to hear and they really nailed it.
The Better Life ended the show briefly before the band came back out and played the hit Kryptonite. Surprising everyone was an appearance from singer Chris Daughtry who traded verses with lead singer Brad Arnold to get the crowd roaring for more. The band ended the set with When I’m Gone and promised to be back sometime down the road.
Nonpoint Punishes Toad’s Place
The boys in Nonpoint brought their own brand of metal to Toad’s Place in New Haven on February 26. Nonpoint have been together since 1997 and by 1999 had a major release out through Jugular Records. They are currently touring in support of their 2012 release, the self-titled, Nonpoint.
The band lit into Lights, Camera, Action of the new release and started the night on fire. Quickly moving on to Hands Off and then following that up with their latest single, Left for You. Another new track, That Day followed and was met with the crowd’s approval for new tunes. Released as a single in 2000, What a Day, gave lead singer Elias Soriano a chance to shout out to those in the audience who have been listening to the band for well over a decade.
Heading into the encore, Nonpoint came back and covered Phil Collins, In the Air Tonight. This allowed for the entire crowd to sing along and play “air” drums like Mike Tyson in The Hangover. Nonpoint finished a brief but energetic night with their concert staple, Bullet with a Name.
Rawk Concert Update
Stone Sour headlines the Revolver Presents Road to the Golden Gods Tour, which will make its way to the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford on April 9. Tickets on sale March 8.
The Oakdale also brings in the hair raising Steel Panther on April 21. Tickets on Sale March 8.
80’s guitar god, Yngwie Malmsteen, takes his fender strat to The Webster Theater on April 27. Check out Tickets.com for on sale information.
Texas rawkers ZZ Top touring in support of their new release, La Futura, will hit the Oakdale on May 8. Tickets on sale March 8.
Soundgarden have two stops on their King Animal tour, one at the Palladium in Worcester on May 15, then on May 17 at the Oakdale Theater. Check tickets.com and ticketmaster.com for more information.
After and extensive Canadian tour, Motley Crue visits the Mohegan Sun Arena on May 18. Tickets are now on sale.
Always a good time, Buckcherry rawks the beach. Hampton Beach Casino brings the band in on May 30, with tickets going on sale March 8.

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