Seether is the type of band that are considered “Road Dogs.” Meaning, in support of their album Poison The Parish, that was released back in May of this year, Seether has been on the road ever since. The touring machine that is Seether has certainly done their share of shows in their illustrious career, but I love it when a band decides to come and play smaller venues like when they were small and a local act. The Webster Theater in Hartford, CT has had the notoriety of hosting many gigantic names before they’ve made it to stardom, and some end up making their way back. The 1500 capacity venue hosted the festivities of the Poison The Parish World Tour, and nowadays, its few and far between that the place sells out. The Webster was near capacity for this show, and rightly so, the support on this leg of the tour is out of this world. The Dead Deads, a four piece rock and roll outfit were the opening act, and their show is certainly one to see. With blow up alien decor, and X’s painted over their eyes, the show is out of this world. A short half hour set won’t stop their stage presence and crowd pleasing antics from shining. In that short time, you’ve learned what they’re all about with their hit songs “Lemonade” and “Nothing Will Be Fine.” The band stuck around after the show to meet with their fans, and there certainly were a lot of them! I actually found it difficult to distinguish who was in the band and who wasn’t at one point with everyone’s faces painted in X’s! Keep your eyes open, as this band will surely make waves in the rock scene. Shaman’s Harvest took to the stage and brought nothing but dirty southern rock turned all the way to eleven. I had yet to see these guys play before, and somehow that baffles me because as a band, they’ve been around since the late 90’s. With their latest studio album Red Hands Black Deeds, dropping in 2017, the catalogue of epic rock and roll was large. Shaman’s Harvest, fresh off of a huge theater tour with Nickelback, played for about 45 minutes with their signature hits “In Chains,” Michael Jackson cover “Dirty Diana,” and “Dragonfly.” Vocalist Nathan Hunt’s microphone stand was an attention grabber as it was adorned with a cattle skull and two microphones. Kicking off this tour with Seether, I feel like they offer a great show package. If you are a Seether fan and were only going to go see them, do yourself a favor and get there early to see the whole show. With a short set change, our local radio station, iRockRadio (formerly 106.9 WCCC) and their on-air personalities took the stage to address the packed house and thank the local fans for their continued support throughout the years as WCCC and now heading into their 4th year as iRockRadio. Seether took to the stage with the lights dim, creating an atmosphere with fog, lasers, and a mysterious backlit silhouette presence. When Seether puts on a show, there is always a killer vibe to it, and this was no different here in Hartford. Joined on stage with guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust for almost the last touring year, he provides the extra depth and puts Seether’s sound over the top. Armed with their classic hits “Gasoline,” “Fine Again,” “Remedy,” “Broken,” and a few songs off of Poison The Parish, the setlist was full of life and variety. Being my third time seeing Seether on this tour, the setlist has yet to stay the same, something very enjoyable to me as a lot of bands feel its easier for them to play the same songs night after night. Recently embarking on this tour, there are plenty of dates left to go check it out and see for yourself! Check the band’s sites for details!
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