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LIVE – Tremonti, Pontiac, MI, February 21, 2013

| 26 February 2013 | 1 Reply


Venue: The Crofoot

City: Pontiac, MI

Date: February 21, 2013

Reviewer: ToddStar

Photos by: Todd Jolicoeur –


Photos from the Show

Mark Tremonti decided to come home and treat the fans to a packed show this past Thursday.  He pulled out all the stops and played every song off of his debut release, ‘All I Was.’  He even threw in a couple bonus songs that didn’t make the release, just for good measure.  The set opened energetically with “Leave It Alone” and soon kicked into full gear with “Giving Up” and the title track.  The train was rolling and there was nothing that could stop this show now.  Mark’s band, guitarist Eric Freidman, drummer Garrett Whitlock, and guest bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, we on fire and kept the energy and tempo up while never letting the fans down.  There is no denying the man can play a guitar or write quality rock tracks – he has done it for years as a member of Creed and Alter Bridge.  Tonight in Pontiac there is no Stapp or Kennedy to lend their vocals, only Mark and his microphone to puts words to the music.  There is something about his voice and these songs that make you wonder what other songs he had written would sound like, as he has a strong voice that didn’t waver through the set.  Friedman was given his shot at solos and cool riffs and handled them with style and grace.  The two guitarists played well together and off of each other.  Drummer Whitlock did what he does best.  He left everything he had on that stage.  He pounded the drums like a man possessed and made that part of the stage his.  Van Halen plays bass very well and mixes it up with the rest of the band, when it is his time.  It was nice to see him tackle some background vocals and let the world know he isn’t just the son of…  This band rocked the stage, pleased the fans, and left me wanting more.  I can’t wait until they come back through and release more music.


Setlist: Leave It Alone – Giving Up – All I Was – Proof – So You’re Afraid – Doesn’t Matter – The Things I’ve Seen – All That I Got – Wish You Well – You Waste Your Time – New Way Out – Decay – Gone – Brains


Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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