Bush at The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY 22-FEB-23

Bush Sizzles in Louisville with dynamic evening in highly anticipated return!

It seems like a lifetime since 90’s grunge rock icons Bush last stopped in Louisville (It was April of 2018) so it wasn’t a surprise that fans flocked to The Louisville Palace, selling out the venue!  During this period Bush released 2 studio albums, 2020’s release of The Kingdom which featured the single “Flowers on a Grave” and 2022’s release of The Art of Survival Featuring the #1 charting single “More Than Machines” and “Heavy Is The Ocean”. 

The Sellout crowd was immediately on their feet as the house lights dropped, welcoming Bush to the Louisville Palace stage with a huge roar. Without wasting a bit of that energy, Gavin Rossdale launched into the hard driving “Identity” followed by the hit single “Machinehead ” from 1994’s Sixteen Stone  album and the night was off to a fast and noticeably “hard” start. Now, while there are some awesome live bands currently touring across the US, I would challenge anyone that Gavin Rossdale has a unique and special ability of connecting with the audience, almost making the evening your own personal performance, that adds volumes to the fan’s experience and this evening was no different. This was on full display as the “Flowers on a Grave” came up on the setlist. Gavin promptly jumped off the stage and into the crowd to share the song with fans all over the venue, ultimately ending up in the upper rows of the balcony while surrounded by enthusiastic fans.

Over their 90+ minute time on the Louisville stage, Bush certainly didn’t disappoint anyone as all of the expected songs came blasting from the stage including “Everything Zen,” “The Sound of Winter,” “The Chemicals Between Us,” ”Swallowed” and “Little Things”. As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end and” and again this holds true as a Stellar evening with Bush concluded with a special “acapella like” version of mega hit “Glycerine” that has the whole venue singing right along with Gavin, creating a true memorable moment before closing with “Comedown” and closing a perfect evening in a perfect way!   Bush is on tour a bit later this spring with Breaking Benjamin

Opening the evening was Arizona based outlaw pop artist DEVORA. Touring in support of her recently released EP God is Dead Devora thrived in front of Louisville fans with stirring renditions of several songs from the EP including “Not Dead Yet,” “Body Bag,” “Bonesaw” and of course the title track “God Is Dead”    

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