In support of their ninth studio release “Black Out The Sun“, Sevendust embarked on a co-healning tour with Coal Chamber with Lacuna Coil and Stolen Babies supporting. The tour runs from February into late-April.
Arriving late, thanks to to the great Philadelphia traffic, Lacuna Coil was already on stage. Stepping into the packed house at Philly’s Electric Factory, the crowds were already in a uproar. Fighting my way through the massive circle pit, I battled through to the front. I was able to catch the remaining six of their nine song set.
After Lacuna Coil left the stage, Coal Chamber was gearing up to play. The crowd went rabid when the stage hands took down Lacuna Coil‘s back drop and revealed Coal Chamber‘s. I never thought I’d see that banner ever again. It’s been more than ten years since the members of Coal Chamber shared a stage together.
All of the original members: Dez Fafara (vocals), Meegs Rascón (guitar), Mikey “Bugg” Cox(drums) were present except for bassist Rayna Foss. Instead they got new comer Chela Rhea Harper filling in. The band played through through selections from their self-titled debut to “Dark Days“. Watching them perform these songs on stage was quite nostalgic. The band showed how much they truly miss sharing the stage with each other. Towards they end of their set, Dezleft everyone with a positive message: “Life’s too short to be angry. Smile. Be happy. Enjoy life.”
Half the audience left after Coal Chamber‘s set. The true fans stayed behind for the night’s main headliner. When Sevendust took to the stage, the crowds gave a deafening roar. The band started their set with their new single “Decay.” They followed with “Praise” and “Denial.” The one thing about Sevendust that always stood out is how much they love their fans. Their frontman Lajon Witherspoon thanked everyone for sticking with them all these years. The rest of the night’s set was a mix of highlights from the band’s long discography.
Having seen Sevendust and Lacuna Coil earlier on tour, I had an idea of what I was in stored for. Originally slated to see them again at Allentown’s Crocodile Rock, the show was cancelled due to in climate weather. It’s nice to finally see the line-up again but with Coal Chamber co-headlining.