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LIVE: DAUGHTRY – July 2, 2014, Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre

City: Clarkston, MI

Date: July 2, 2014

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (


When Chris Daughtry takes to the stage, anyone who has seen him knows exactly what they are going to get.  He plays from the heart, but also from deep within his core.  Daughtry are currently touring the US and playing to packed houses night after night, and this show in Detroit was no exception.  From the first track “Baptized” until the lights came up after “Long Live Rock & Roll,” the crowd was getting what they came to see – a frontman and band that leaves everything they have on the stage.  With several hits under his belt, it was easy to fill a setlist with fan favorites and cover plenty of territory from his catalog.  Watching Chris play his guitar and entertain the audience while singing his heart out on “Over You” was a high point.  The way the performer and his band feed off of the crowd to deliver an electric and energetic performance is something that you can’t help but notice.  The men behind the vocalist, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul, keyboardist Elvio Fernandes, and touring drummer Jamal Moore all play well and their stage presence compliments the lead vocalist well.  Relying more on music and vocals that lights and explosions, the band tore through songs from each disc, leaning heaviest on the latest release, Baptized and the self-titled debut disc with six songs and five songs respectively.  Leave This Town was represented by “September” while “Renegade” and “Outta My Head” were pulled from Break The Spell.  If you are looking for a good night of high energy rock and roll, get your tickets now to see Daughtry before this tour hits your town.


Complete set of Daughtry photos HERE

Setlist: Baptized – Feels Like Tonight – Over You – Renegade – Traitor – It’s Not Over – Outta My Head – What About Now – Wild Heart – Battleships – Home – September – Waiting For Superman – Long Live Rock & Roll

Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

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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  1. Valerie says:

    Thank you for this amazing review!! You described Chris & the band to a T!

  2. It was a pleasure to cover the band and photograph them – what a great night!!

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