By Rosine Alleva, Journalist/Photographer- Rock At Night France
Never saw a TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN headline show a day before they opened for bands like GUNS N’ ROSES in a big stadium. I had seen them a few times already but this pre-party at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg was really special to me. And this tour was their first time in Scandinavia.
First of all I met Magnus Ax, owner of STICKY FINGERS great venue, some of GUNS N’ ROSES crew in the audience (Guitarist RICHARD FORTUS showed up as well!!) and we were all there for the same reason!! We all love these guys and the great vibes they spread, it’s as simple as that!! Tyler was quite excited announcing the next day show with GUNS N’ ROSES, but also to thank the audience for keeping Rock N’ Roll alive. “House on Fire”set the tone. This would definitely be a high-energy show. The band has been building a solid fanbase since 2013, when releasing their first album. Everyone was singing along all through the concert, TYLER was as charismatic as ever, and the chemistry between the musicians was obvious. They added “You wreck me” to their set, a tribute to TOM PETTY, “That’s all right mama”, with GRAHAM WHITFORD awesome guitar solo.
A bluesy moment with Downtown tonight and CALEB CROSBY came on the stage ledge with amazing solos on “ Ramblin’Bones” and “Lipstick Wonder Woman”.
What a great live band! Most of the Sticky Fingers audience was present at Ullevi Stadium the next day for GUNS N’ ROSES with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown opening act. Sad I couldn’t attend this huge event that welcomed more than 64000 people!
After a last show in Iceland, they head back to US where they’ll join CLUTCH on their Fall BookOfBadDecisions tour together with SEVENDUST!
Tue, SEP 18 |Myth Live|Saint Paul, MN
Wed, SEP 19|Uptown Theater|Kansas City, MO
Fri, SEP 21|House of Blues|Houston, TX
Sat, SEP 22 | River City Rock Fest | San Antonio, TX
Sun, SEP 23| Gas Monkey Live!| Dallas, TX
Tue, SEP 25 |House of Blues| Lake Buena Vista, FL
Thu, SEP 27|The NorVa|Norfolk, VA
Fri, SEP 28|The Ritz|Raleigh, NC
Sat, SEP 29|The Masquerade|Atlanta, GAP
Tue, OCT 02| Ogden Theatre|Denver, CO
Wed, OCT 03|The Depot|Salt Lake City, UT
Fri, OCT 05|Knitting Factory Concert House|Boise, ID
Sat, OCT 06|Knitting Factory Concert House|Spokane, WA
Sun, OCT 07|Showbox SODO|Seattle, WA
Mon, OCT 08|Commodore Ballroom|Vancouver, Canada
Tue, OCT 09|Roseland Theater|Portland, OR
Thu, OCT 11|The Regency Ballroom|San Francisco, CA
Fri, OCT 12|El Rey Theatre|Los Angeles, CA
Sun, OCT 14|Observatory North Park|San Diego, CA
Mon, OCT 15|The Marquee|Tempe, AZ
Wed, OCT 17|Cain’s Ballroom|Tulsa, OK
Thu, OCT 18|Pop’s Nightclub|Sauget, IL
Fri, OCT 19|20 Monroe Live|Grand Rapids, MI
Sat, OCT 20|The Fillmore Detroit|Detroit, MI
Sun, OCT 21|Stage AE|Pittsburgh, PA
Tue, OCT 23|Rebel|Toronto, Canada
Thu, OCT 25|The Palladium|Worcester, MA
Fri, OCT 26|Irving Plaza|New York, NY
Sat, OCT 27|Irving Plaza| New York, NY
Sun, OCT 28|Electric Factory|Philadelphia, PA
From Belgian and Italian parents, I grew up with music, dance and big fun! I love singing since I'm a little girl, I still am, haha. When I was 14, I saw my first concert: T-Rex. Later it was FrankZappa, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Fela, Canned Heat, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind and Fire ....
I dreamed to have a chat with each of them 😀 Before interviewing bands, I used to sing (and still do) and met lots of great musicians. I had the chance to be the support band to Joe Cocker in 2007. I love to communicate and meet people (Italian blood).
Working for magazine, a few years ago, l met José Oliveira! We were working at the same festival in Colmar. 2 people from the South with the same passion just recognized each other...and we stayed in contact since then. Here I am! Enjoying concerts, covering interviews and articles with José for Rock at Night!!