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Godsmack, Volbeat and Stitched Up Heart bring bright lighting and plumes of pyro to The Armory in Minneapolis

The last time I was at The Armory, it was during a snowstorm for Bring Me The Horizon back in February. The Armory, one of my personal favorite venues to photograph at, is the newest venue to Minneapolis, and was where the sold out Godsmack show was being held. I’ll admit, walking in downtown Minneapolis after a rainstorm was a thousand times better than trekking through the snow to catch a show.

First up for the night was California based rock band Stitched Up Heart. The band took the stage shortly after 7 to a seemingly quiet crowd. It didn’t take long for the crowd to warm up to Stitched up Heart; when the band started to get more energetic and rowdy with their stage antics, the crowd reciprocated that energy back to the stage. Even with a short, seven song set, the band was able to get the crowd warmed up for Volbeat and Godsmack.

When Volbeat put up their curtain to block the view of the stage, it felt like a wave of excitement pushed through the venue. As soon as the curtain fell and Volbeat came out amidst their first song, the venue lit up, with fans all over the venue wholeheartedly singing along to every song. Volbeat didn’t let up for one second during their set, giving the fans an incredibly high energy and relentless show. Throughout the band’s twelve song set, there didn’t appear to be a single person standing still or quiet; all eyes were glued to the stage, each person moving and singing along.

Finally, shortly after 9:30, Godsmack took the stage. As soon as the curtain dropped and a loud boom echoed through The Armory, the band sauntered onstage to cheers from the sold out crowd. The Massachusetts based band played a seemingly short, fourteen song headlining set, but what the show lacked in length the band made up for in production value. From incredible lighting to plumes of pyro; Godsmack definitely knows how to accentuate their set to keep the crowd glued to the stage.

Godsmack

Stitched Up Heart

Volbeat

Alexa Chihos
Alexa Chihos is a music photographer based in Boston. See her work at alexachihosphotography.com.

Godsmack, Volbeat and Stitched Up Heart bring bright lighting and plumes of pyro to The Armory in Minneapolis

The last time I was at The Armory, it was during a snowstorm for Bring Me The Horizon back in February. The Armory, one of my personal favorite venues to photograph at, is the newest venue to Minneapolis, and was where the sold out Godsmack show was being held. I’ll admit, walking in downtown Minneapolis after a rainstorm was a thousand times better than trekking through the snow to catch a show.

First up for the night was California based rock band Stitched Up Heart. The band took the stage shortly after 7 to a seemingly quiet crowd. It didn’t take long for the crowd to warm up to Stitched up Heart; when the band started to get more energetic and rowdy with their stage antics, the crowd reciprocated that energy back to the stage. Even with a short, seven song set, the band was able to get the crowd warmed up for Volbeat and Godsmack.

When Volbeat put up their curtain to block the view of the stage, it felt like a wave of excitement pushed through the venue. As soon as the curtain fell and Volbeat came out amidst their first song, the venue lit up, with fans all over the venue wholeheartedly singing along to every song. Volbeat didn’t let up for one second during their set, giving the fans an incredibly high energy and relentless show. Throughout the band’s twelve song set, there didn’t appear to be a single person standing still or quiet; all eyes were glued to the stage, each person moving and singing along.

Finally, shortly after 9:30, Godsmack took the stage. As soon as the curtain dropped and a loud boom echoed through The Armory, the band sauntered onstage to cheers from the sold out crowd. The Massachusetts based band played a seemingly short, fourteen song headlining set, but what the show lacked in length the band made up for in production value. From incredible lighting to plumes of pyro; Godsmack definitely knows how to accentuate their set to keep the crowd glued to the stage.

Godsmack

Stitched Up Heart

Volbeat

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