Summerland Tour with Everclear, Hoobastank, Living Colour and Wheatus
July 15, 2021
One of the most anticipated tours this summer made a stop in Cincinnati on Thursday and the bill was nothing short of amazing.
Fans arrived at Riverfront Live for a fantastic evening of live music. First up where New York natives Wheatus, who played an amazing set which included an AC/DC cover and also their hit single “Teenage Dirtbag” in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation (AC/DC cover)
Hey, Mr. Brown
Next up were Living Colour, another New York band, who rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988. The band mentioned what an honor it is to be sharing the stage with all these fantastic bands and how excited they are to be part of this tour.
Ignorance Is Bliss
Open Letter (To a Landlord)
Love Rears Its Ugly Head
Cult of Personality
The third band this evening was Hoobastank, who released their self-titled debut album in 2001. Their first single was “Crawling in the Dark”, which was a breakthrough hit in the US and overseas. Of course it was included in the setlist, much to my enjoyment.
Out of Control
Inside of You
Born to Lead
Crawling in the Dark
Finally it was time for the headliner of the evening, Everclear from Portland, OR. The crowd must have been exhausted by this point, but it did not show when Art Alexakis and the rest of the band came on stage in front of a roaring crowd. Their performance was full of sing-a-long songs and every single person in the audience was singing along as loud as they could. What an amazing feeling for both the band and concert-goers, after an 18-month Covid hiatus from live music. And just like that it felt almost like normal again.
Everything to Everyone
Father of Mine
I Will Buy You a New Life
So Much for the Afterglow
Molly’s Lips (The Vaselines cover)
A few dates have just been added to the Summerland Tour, so make sure to check them out and get your tickets before they sell out.
Photos by Steffi Wegewitz / Concert Scene Photography