The Airborne Toxic Event in Detroit: Third Times a Charm

Live Review

The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Jason Hoffman.

By Jason Hoffman, Rock At Night Detroit

Live Review: The Airborne Toxic Event with In the Valley Below-St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit – October 22, 2022

The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Jason Hoffman.

The Airborne Toxic Event finally got to play in front of a packed house at Detroit’s iconic St. Andrews Hall on Saturday night.  The show was postponed twice during the pandemic.  They are currently out on tour promoting their latest album Hollywood Park released in 2020. Joining them in Detroit was a In the Valley Below a duo out of Grand Rapids, MI.

The fellas (and lady) from ATE were greeted with a very loud ovation from the crowd when they took the stage around 9:30. They didn’t waste any time and launched right into the title track “Hollywood Park”, “All at Once”, and “Numb”. After the first three songs Mikel Jollett (lead singer) wanted some audience participation. He asked the audience to hold up their phones with the flashlight turned on while they played one of their newest singles “Faithless” released earlier this year.

What ATE show would be complete without some of the fan favorites like “Changing” from the bands 2011 release All at Once. A raucous fan sing-a-long Gasoline found on their 2008 self-titled album and perhaps their most beloved song, “Sometime Around Midnight” found on the same album.

The tour ends Oct. 26th in Carrboro, NC. They are playing at the Cats Cradle so if you are in the area, I would definitely grab a couple friends and go check it out.


Jason Hoffman