Live: Shinedown in South Bend

Shinedown invaded Four Winds Field in South Bend recently, and they brought some friends with them in The Struts and Ayron Jones.

Jones would start the show off and if you haven’t seen or heard of this artist you are missing out and should check his music out; he not only sings but plays a killer guitar and is a very good entertainer. He performed his most recent hit, “Mercy” and several other songs as well.

The Struts came out firing on all cylinders all the way from the UK and they did not disappoint. This is another band a lot of fans are finally becoming familiar with and they put on a show.

They garner a lot of comparisons to a modern-day Queen as singer Luke Spiller is a great artist with a unique flare and stage presence; his high energy was a great way to set the stage for Shinedown to close out the night.

Regardless of how many times you see Shinedown live, you will never be disappointed and this time was no different. They came and pulled no punches opening with “Cut the Cord” and, in typical Shinedown fashion, the stage was loaded with pyrotechnics.

They brought it onstage and their energy flowed into the packed house of fans and they played for almost two hours, making sure fans wanted to come back for the next Shinedown show.

-Brien Mitchum