By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Live Review: Disturbed’s “Take Back Your Life” Tour with Falling In Reverse and Plush-Saturday February 10, 2024-Mohegan Sun Arena-Uncasville, Connecticut
With a can’t miss lineup of powerhouse metal rockers, the sold out Mohegan Sun arena was rocked to its core Saturday night.
Starting with the all female band Plush, it was clear from the beginning this was going to be a special night.
With their infectious energy and magnetic stage presence, Plush wasted no time in captivating the crowd. Power vocalist Moriah Formica soared effortlessly, commanding attention with each powerful note on popular songs “Athena”, “Hate” and “Champion”.
A quote by Moriah Formica defines Plush “The mission of PLUSH is to bring the heart of rock back to the mainstream with a new fresh spin on the sounds you already love. Plush hopes to inspire young women everywhere to follow their dreams, regardless of whatever challenges may lie in the way.”
Living up to their stated mission and backed by lead guitarist Bella Perron, bassist Ashley Suppa, and drummer Faith Powell, Formica (a former contestant on TV’s The Voice). Plush nailed Heart’s “Barracuda” dead nuts.
After a few stage modifications, Falling In Reverse came on to unleash their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll mayhem.
Lead Vocalist Ronnie Radke jumped up on to a riser that had been added to the front of the stage and he immediately broke into their hit “Zombified” while Radke with his raw vocals and unbridled energy, ran back and forth wildly on the riser.
Unfortunately because the riser was placed in the front of the stage, those of us in the photo pit could not see the rest of the band but it didn’t matter because Radke commanded all the attention with his magnetic stage presence and vocal prowess incorporating Rap into their heavy metal creating a very unique style.
“I’m Not A Vampire”, Popular Monster”, and “Losing My Mind” were fan favorites.
When the curtain drawn over the front of the stage was removed , the packed house seemed ready to burst when Disturbed’s David Draiman took center stage. It was obvious from the outset, the Mohegan Sun crowd loved the charismatic Draiman and he gave it his all in return.
Starting with the hard hitting “Hey You”, Disturbed had the crowd in the palm of their hand.
For the next two hours, David Draiman’s deep powerful vocals were mesmerizing with incredible range, and keyboard and guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer, and drummer Mike Wengren prove Disturbed is no one trick pony. They came to play and left everything they had on the stage.
Disturbed weaved in and out of there popular original hits, drum and bass solos, a duet, and a couple of cover songs that rival the originals.
In fact their cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound Of Silence” with it’s almost 1 billion Youtube, views has become a signature song and a must play at every concert.
In these times of rising concert ticket costs, Disturbed’s “Take Back Your Life” tour” is a bargain with a full night of great live music by three super talented bands playing almost 40 songs, it’s already one of the best tours of “24”. Don’t miss it!
Ten Thousand Fists
Are You Ready
A Reason to Fight
Land of Confusion
The Sound of Silence
(Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Don’t Tell Me
(with Moriah Formica)
Down With the Sickness
Inside the Fire
Falling In Reverse Setlist:
I’m Not a Vampire
Losing My Mind
Fuck You and All Your Friends
The Drug in Me Is You
Just Like You
Voices in My Head
Watch the World Burn
Hope It Hurts
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