Sidewise got the theatre going and started the show. Godsmack finished the night and put on a great show like they always do. But it was the guys in the middle that seemed to play a little louder than usual, a little harder than usual, and just a little better than usual. Sevendust was in their hometown and put on a show to remember.
A short tour break just ended and Sevendust was back on the road starting early September. October 2, their newest album, ‘Kill the Flaw,’ would hit store shelves. But tonight, Sevendust was on stage for an eight song performance in front of their Kansas City fans.
The Midland seemed to be at near capacity. A huge banner hung from the ceiling behind the band with the newest “Kill the Flaw” album cover artwork proudly shown. People crowded down front hoping to get a better view. The whole venue just had a good vibe to it as the band played.
Hit favorites like “Decay” and “Black” were set staples. Their newest single “Thank You” was also a crowd favorite. Planned or not, it was during the song “Thank You” that LJ’s daughter came out on stage. Her hair was pulled back and she wore pink head phones to protect her ears. She got up on a small pedestal and joined LJ in the chorus.
In between songs lead singer LaJon Witherspoon talked to the crowd briefly. It was easy to see the emotion he carried while performing and how thankful he was to his fans their support. Heard multiple times over the course of the evening, LS’s most memorable line throughout the night in three words were: “We are…. Sevendust.”
That isn’t to say that Godsmack weren’t a force to be reckoned with; they were all that and more during their abbreviated five song set, two of which were memorable covers of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way.” But there was no stopping Sevendust from stealing the show. This was their homecoming and they put on quite the spectacle.
Sevendust Setlist 09.29.2015 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland