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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014 LIVE REVIEW

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014 DAY TWO AND THREE LIVE REVIEW

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014

 

DAYS TWO AND THREE REVIEW AND GALLERY

 

COLUMBUS, OH USA

MAY 16-18 2014

ROCK ON THE RANGE: Day Two - Saturday, May 17, 2014

Avenged Seven Fold headlines Day two at ROTR. 

Avenged, has proven on more than one occasion that they are up to the challenge of headlining America’s largest music festival. The band has an enormous fan following and the stage presence to match. The stadium and field at Columbus Crew stadium were both full to capacity in anticipation of the A7X performance.

Slayer was up just before A7X and received a substantial welcome from metal fans from around the world. This was their first and hopefully not their last ROTR experience. The guys are warming up to release a new album soon.

 

SATURday May 17

Monster Energy Main Stage


• Avenged Sevenfold
• Slayer
• Chevelle
• Theory of a Deadman
• Pop Evil
• Fuel
• Rev Theory


Ernie Ball Stage:


• Suicidal Tendencies
• The Pretty Reckless
• Nothing More
• Texas Hippie Coalition
• King 810
• We As Human
• Stars in Stereo


Jägermeister Stage:


• Exodus
• Fozzy
• Avatar
• Crobot
• Wilson
• INFIDEL


Old Milwaukee Comedy Stage:


• Don Jamieson
• Joe Howard
• Bill Crawford
• Bill Squire
• Brian Kenny

Chevelle is still one of the hardest working bands out there today. They are supporting their seventh studio release, “La, Gargola” aka the gargoyle.

Taylor Mommsen and The Pretty Reckless continuously draw large crowds with every show they play. Fans sang along with “Heaven Knows”.

Nothing More, was a welcome surprise. These guys perform with every ounce of their being. The band had to deal with some technical difficulties with their equipment due to the rain, but determination and a little ditty between the drummer and guitar kept the crowd going until things were back up and running.  

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Avatar: The Swedish Circus came to town to keep fans amused for their first stint at ROTR. The complete down pour during their entire set had absolutely no effect on the band or the crowd. Including myself!

Fuel’s fifth studio album entitled, “Puppet Strings”, was released on March 4th, 2014. Despite many line up changes throughout the years these guys still put on a great show.

Crobot, the Pennsylvanian quartet is being hailed at the breakout band of 2014. Their music has been described as dirty groove rock. They reminded me of and early 70’s hippie rock band. Crobot emits a passionate stage presence and fans showed their appreciation.

SUNday May 18

Monster Energy Main Stage

 

• Kid Rock
• Five Finger Death Punch
• Alter Bridge
• Mastodon
• Wolfmother
• Adelitas Way
• Trivium


Ernie Ball Stage:


• Jason Bonham's Led Zep Experience
• Of Mice & Men
• Miss May I
• Harlot
• Heaven's Basement
• Gemini Syndrome
• Righteous Vendetta


Jägermeister Stage:


• Gojira
• Kvelertak
• Jim Breuer Band
• Twelve Foot Ninja
• Monster Truck
• Sleepwave


Old Milwaukee Comedy Stage:


• Jim Breuer
• Aaron Kleiber
• Chris Coen
• Darrell Dawson

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words and images by Tracy 'Tink' Mailhiot May 2014

 

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