Live: Sevendust in Indianapolis

Sevendust have been a mainstay and one of the most respected and hardest-working bands in all of metal. You’d be hard pressed to find someone with something negative to say about the band and they recently made a jump to a new label in Rise Records for their 12th record- All I See is War.

They recently hit the road to continue tour support for the record and played a packed house at Indianapolis’ Deluxe at Old National Centre and it was exactly what you would want from a Sevendust show.

The first thing that needs to be said is that there was no national support for this show- strictly locals in Catalytic and American Bombshell, who got the crowd going fast and made sure the fans were seething and ready to go for Sevendust and that’s exactly what happened, too.

Sevendust took the stage and the crowd was louder than any recent one in this venue and it didn’t let up.

Sevendust fans are some of the most passionate in all of music and proved it in Indy and the band fed off of it tenfold, almost annihilating every ounce of energy in the room, throwing classics “Enemy,” “Denial,” “Bitch,” Praise,” “Face to Face” and much more with new songs like “Dirty.”

At one point, singer LaJon Witherspoon took time to talk to the crowd about a close friend of the band- Janet- who recently passed away. She was supposed to be at the Indianapolis show and was a fan who supported the band in every way possible.

With this happening so close to the passing of Hellyeah/Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul, Witherspoon said it had been a very hard week and dedicated “Angel’s Son” to Janet, which was one of the most emotional concert moments ever when the fans took it upon themselves to sing so loud the band just let them go, giving everyone chills who was in the room.

In the end, this was one of the highlight nights for many of the Sevendust fans in attendance. Everyone in the crowd- and on the stage- made sure to leave everything they had in that room and make it a memorable night and that’s exactly what it was.

-Reggie Edwards

American Bombshell