Halestorm, In This Moment + Eve to Adam Deliver Blistering Performances in Los Angeles
While most bands are winding down their 2012 touring, there's still one hard-rocking bill going that's definitely worth the price of admission, as Halestorm, In This Moment, and Eve to Adam are making their way across the country and bringing attitude, theatrics, and just a good 'ol fashioned rock show to audiences on a nightly basis. Their travels took them to the Los Angeles House of Blues in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Nov. 13), and the crowd was thoroughly rocked by the end of the night.
Eve to Adam opened the evening in impressive form. They took the opening slot and warmed-up the audience for the night with a blistering set that featured their such standouts as 'No Regret,' 'Run Your Mouth,' and their salute to the military, 'Reach.' Singer Taki Sassaris, battling through a cold, kept the energy level high by jumping into the pit filled with fans and tossing his shirt midway through the set as the band rocked through a cover of Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell.' Guitarist Guarav Bali handled the usual Steve Stevens solo from the track with ease, and really energized the audience for the remainder of the set. The show also offered a chance for Eve to Adam to showcase a pair of new songs, with 'Bender' feeling like a natural fit as a future audience favorite and 'Straightjacket Supermodel,' stirring up the crowd as well.
Next up was the highly theatric Maria Brink and her band In This Moment. Brink, a vision in white with a long flowing cape, delivered a captivating performance, while ably backed by her grimy-looking cohorts. The group had fans waving their arms and clapping at will to tracks such as 'Rise With Me,' 'Adrenalize,' and 'Beast Within,' while the audience lit up with lighters and cell phones for 'Burn.' Their set ended with the transfixed crowd rocking out to the band's recent single 'Blood.'
As for headliners Halestorm, they did not disappoint. Lzzy Hale and crew took the stage to the sounds of 'Mz. Hyde,' 'Love Bites (So Do I), and 'Freak Like Me.' They had the look of a band on top of their game, and unlike the other two acts of the night, they took the opportunity to bring things down a bit.
After the raucous 'Rock Show,' the band exited while Hale performed the track 'Break In' on piano at the side of the stage. She would be rejoined by the rest of the band for their excellent cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman' before amping things up again with 'Familiar Taste of Poison.' An Arejay Hale drum solo with the shirtless redhead rocking away with furious abandon followed, with Hale even breaking out giant drum sticks to the delight of the audience.
The rest of the show was filled with favorites like a cover of Skid Row's 'Slave to the Grind,' "It's Not You,' 'Here's to Us,' and the set closers 'I Get Off' and 'I Miss the Misery.'
For the remaining dates on the Halestorm, In This Moment and Eve to Adam trek, check here.
Check out photos of Halestorm, In This Moment and Eve to Adam from the West Hollywood show below.
In This Moment
Eve to Adam