Hard rock legends Shinedown brought their “The Revolutions Live” tour to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday night. The tour which is coming to an end later in the week featured two amazing opening artists.

Opening up the tour each night was none other than Diamante. The 25yr old singer, born Diamante Azzura Bovelli, is quickly growing in popularity. The Boston native is currently out touring in support of her 2021 self-released album American Dream. Being in Nashville there is always a chance for a special guest, but its not normally from the opening act, but Diamante brought out Nashville resident and Lit frontman Ajay Popoff to join her for her smash hit “American Dream”.

Next up was the almighty The Pretty Reckless. The band which is fronted by actress Taylor Momsen has been a favorite for fans for several years, partially because they do not tour regularly. This is the first tour in 5 years for the NYC based band. Opening the set with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Loud Love” is an interesting choice – since the band has so many amazing songs, it was interesting that they opened with a cover song. Switching gears the band rolled into “Since You’re Gone” off their 2010 debut album Light Me Up. Their most successful and popular album yet was their 2021 release Death by Rock and Roll. Fans of the new album were not let down as Momsen and co quickly jumped into back to back hits off the album “Only Love Can Save Me Now” and the title track “Death by Rock and Roll.” Conspicuously absent was any tracks off their 2016 release Who You Selling For.

Eventhough the Shinedown tour is winding down, you can still catch TPR on tour at many headlining dates in the next few months before they jump on the Halestorm tour in July.

Headliners Shinedown didn’t disappoint. The band which performs with a rather unique stage setup. While they have a stage across the back, it contains just a large video wall. – which for the opening the wall splits and the band emerges, before the drum riser is pushed out in front, and the band remains on the large catwalk for the remainder of the show. Opening the show is of course a large concussion and pyro blast before the band jumps right into “The Saints of Violence and Innuendo” off their soon to be released album Planet Zero. The album was set to release earlier this year but due to production/supply chain delays – the release was pushed back to July 1, 2022. In typical Shinedown fashion, the set contained tons of pyro and production value and is a must see tour.

The band’s current US tour ends later this month with a performance at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona Beach. In June the band heads overseas for the month before returning for a second leg of the tour in the US and Canada which runs through October .


The Pretty Reckless