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Bush bring Black And White Rainbows to the Queen City

The Brits are coming!

Bush are doing what they do best and touring around the world non-stop – remember how much we raved the last time we hung out? Out supporting their latest release, Black And White Rainbows, the four-piece are touring labeless and fearless. Along for the ride are ATL’s Big Jesus and indie rock favs Atlas Genius.

The spotlight shows no mercy to just about everyone, and Bush is no exception. Gavin Rossdale is no stranger to said spotlight, and the public often overlooks the brilliance that is his songwriting. Perseverance is kind of the name to this game – they’ve fallen, took time off, dusted off the instruments, and come back stronger than ever.

Breaking the seal to the night was Atlanta rock-mongers Big Jesus taking us to church with a six-song set. Setlists are tough to curate, but Big Jesus am packed theirs with some of their best hits to capture new fans and appease ones who already knew ‘em.

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Our boys Atlas Genius are back in the Char-hizzy! Gnomes be damned, we hope that Bert was not far from the stage right. The band has been touring around on their newest release 63 Days relentlessly. The last time they were in Charlotte, we lost our damn minds, and last night somehow topped it.

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Bush are the kings of bringing back the nostalgia of what a true rock concert should be.

The crowd consisted of Bush vets, a given, and definitely were there for the greatest hits. Even better – they got them and MORE. Our favorite noteworthy moment kicked us in the face when Rossdale crowd surfed atop fans prior to crowd favorite “Little Things”.

He climbed down in the middle of the crowd, ran to the back of the Fillmore, sang some more with fans, and high-fived any and every one. That up close and personal kind of performance – giving people that experience – this is what you pay for, really pay for! It’s theatrical, pulls you in, and leaves you with that “FUCK YEAH” concert hangover

While perusing the crowd, Gavin wound up on the edge of the stage, belting his heart out to the crowd.  Killer lighting spectacles and pristine – like CD quality performance. Our favs from the night: “Everything Zen”, “Greedy Fly”,  “Little Things”, and a lil’ cover of R.E.M’s “The One I Love”.

Tickets are on sale now for #TheRevolution3Tour this summer, with Bush + Stone Temple Pilots + The Cult (+ two Washington state shows with Alice in Chains) The Revolution 3 Tour kicks off July 18 in Nashville, Tennessee, ending the first week in September. Dont miss out.


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Catch the rest of THIS tour:

Las Vegas, NV
Sat 1 PM CDT3,074 guests
Sat 5 PM CDTby Bush
West Fargo, ND
Thu 1 PM CDTby Bush
Oshkosh, WI
Fri 2 PM CDTby Bush
Cadott, WI

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