Lancaster, PA has long been known as the land of the Amish. This historical area also happens to be the home of the renowned Chameleon Club, where Seether would kick off the “Poison the Parish” tour. Rock Titan Music Television initially set out to feature Detroit Rock City band Kaleido. After all, Seether is accompanied by Letters From the Fire and Kaleido for a good stretch of the “Poison the Parish” tour. While Rock Titan was declined media coverage for Letters From the Fire, we do have a separate feature for rising rock sensations “Kaleido“. Seether not only brought some ‘A’ list talent with them on tour, but they also brought their ‘A’ game to Dutch country as they commence their new world tour.
Before the show ever got started, it was clear that all in attendance would be in for an amazing night of Seether. At least an hour before the opening act hit the stage, a line of anxiously awaiting fans stretched for blocks. No sooner did the doors open then the main stage area would swell to capacity. It’s not uncommon for the openers to see a more sparsely populated audience, with a wave of fans crashing the stage only at the onset of the main attraction. Not on this night! There clearly are perks to touring with Rock Stars like Seether. If security presence and conduct is any reflection of concert attendance, then you would have thought Seether was assembling an army. Of all the concerts Rock Titan has covered, this was the most intensive, strict, unforgiving, and unapologetic display of security and other handlers to date. It’s doubtful heads of state could have received this level of protection and restricted access. Like New Years Eve in Time Square, the Chameleon Club was less than standing room only. Before Seether ever even hit this stage, wherever you were standing is where you’d be stuck for the rest of the night.
As soon as the lights dimmed to almost total darkness, the set would begin with “No Jesus Christ”. While the bass presence of Dale Stewart was unmistakeable, who would be holding down the duties of lead guitar? It would seem that Clint Lowery is going to have a busy touring season, since he’s pulling double duty as lead guitarist for Sevendust and Seether. Lowery rocked out with Shaun, Dale, and John as if he’s been there from the beginning. Immediately following “No Jesus Christ” with “Breakdown”, Clint showed off his equally impressive backing vocals. Should Sevendust ever decide to take a hiatus, it’s safe to say that Lowery has got job security with another Billboard chart topping juggernaut.
The entire Poison the Parish tour set was comprised of all Seether hits including ‘Fine Again’, ‘Gasoline’, ‘Driven Under’, and one of their most commercially successful songs ‘Broken’. As the studio recording of ‘Broken’ featured female vocals of Amy Lee, curiosity was peaked as to whether or not Shaun would pull in the female vocalists from Kaleido or Letters From the Fire? No joy! Morgan played a nice acoustic rendition of the song, but it’s no secret that Rock Titan Music Television personality, Scotty J, has been lobbying for Kaleido’s Christina Chriss to join him on stage for that song. Let’s all hope that’s a duet pairing that takes place before the end of the Poison the Parish world tour.
Fortunately for Rock Titan Music Television, Dutch country won’t be the last time Seether is be caught on tour. From July 14-16 Rock Titan will be providing media coverage at Chicago Open Air when Seether hits the stage on Saturday July 15. While we weren’t able to catch an exclusive at the Chameleon Club, let’s hope we get some quality facetime on camera at the event of the summer season! Chicago Open Air.
http://www.seether.com/ – Poison the Parish was released May 12 2017