Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” concert draws hundreds to Nutter Center

Shinedown Concert at the Nutter Center Feb 28 - Asking Alexandria / Photograph Paige Cobos/The Guardian
Shinedown Concert at the Nutter Center Feb 26 – Asking Alexandria / Photograph Paige Cobos/The Guardian

 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, hard rock band Shinedown brought sound and fury with their “Attention Attention” Tour at the Nutter Center.

They brought California-based nu metal Papa Roach and English metal core act Asking Alexandria along for the ride.

To start off the evening, hailing from North Yorkshire, England, Asking Alexandria put on a fearsome set playing songs from their recent self-titled release.

Current hits such as the blazing “Into the Fire” and anxiety-bent anthem “Alone in A Room” lit up the hungry arena.

For a band that has been around for 10 years, their ability to hold an audience in full control of awe and wrath was something to behold.

Shinedown Concert at the Nutter Center Feb 28 - Papa Roach/ Photograph Paige Cobos/The Guardian
Shinedown Concert at the Nutter Center Feb 26 – Papa Roach/ Photograph Paige Cobos/The Guardian

The next act was the old guard nu metal act from Vacaville, California, Papa Roach.

Known over the years for hits such as “Last Resort” and “Getting Away With Murder”, the band combined the old with the new, unleashing tracks such as “Elevate” from their new album “Who Do You Trust?”

With the infectious charm that is uniquely California, the band’s set was infused with a certain playfulness and style that only a seasoned act aging with grace can do.

The main act of the night, Shinedown, unleashed a different kind of animal.

From Jacksonville, Florida, the nearly 21-year-old band has blazed a trail of rock classics such as “Fly from the Inside” and “The Sound of Madness”.

At the Nutter Center, it felt like time had no meaning.

With an incredible fire and lights display, Shinedown opened with “DEVIL” commanding full control of the enthralled crowd.

Shinedown’s fearsome energy held well into the evening, playing songs from their new album “Attention Attention” as well as a few gems from past glories.

For the three stellar acts on stage and for the crowd, time may go on but the howling heart of rock is a never silenced. Age be damned.