Sevendust Thrill New York City Crowd With Moving Acoustic Set
With no opener needed, the Southern gentleman of Sevendust rocked New York City’s Highline Ballroom with an emotional and very moving acoustic performance. The band is touring in promotion of their new acoustic record ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires,’ as well as their latest studio album, ‘Black Out the Sun.’
Sevendust's set started out with an older favorites ‘Trust,’ ‘Prayer’ and ‘Crucified.’ Frontman Lajon Witherspoon is always one to put everything into his performance, as he wears his heart on his sleeve and leaves it on the stage for all to see. For portions of the set, Witherspoon was a bit teary-eyed and thanked the fans for all of their support over the years.
Guitarist Clint Lowery also belted out some songs such as ‘Xmas Day’ and new song ‘Got a Feeling.’ Make no mistake, though, as the night was not only moving emotionally but also a whole lot of fun. Halfway through the set they broke out into a hilarious rendition of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ and a version of Stevie Nicks' ‘Edge of Seventeen.'
There was also a new face onstage, a young man by the name of Kurt Wubbenhorst who played keyboards. Wubbenhorst is also part owner and instructor at Architekt Studios in N.J., where Sevendust recorded their last two studio albums ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ and ‘Black Out the Sun.’ They also treated fans to new acoustic tracks ‘The Wait’ and ‘Come Down.’
Special moments of the night included their performance of the Nine Inch Nails song ‘Hurt’ and the acoustic event got even more interesting as Sevendust revitalized heavier tracks ‘Rumble Fish’ and ‘Karma.’
With candles onstage and lights around the mic stand, the special night neared its close as fans belted out the chorus "One last song / Given to an Angel's Son / As soon as you were gone / As soon as you were gone" from the very touching song ‘Angel Son.’
The set ended where Sevendust’s career began, with their acoustic version of their very first single ‘Black’ off of their 1997 debut album. Go here to see a full list of tour dates to see where you can experience Sevendust live.
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