After 2 Decades, Bush Are Still Men On The Run Showing No Signs Of Stopping

January 31, 2015
Wiltern Theater- Los Angeles, CA

         After the release of their sixth studio album, Man on the Run in 2014, the Multi-platinum rockers, Bush announced their North American Tour beginning in January and ending in March in San Antonio, TX. For their second night of tour, Bush came to the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA to perform to a wide array of fans, from children, teens, adults to senior citizens, everyone was there to see these guys blow the roof off the theater.
The band kicked off the 19 song set with Sound of Winter, the song which made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No.1 at Alt Rock radio. BUSH-19Fans immediately erupted into cheers and sang along to guitarist and singer, Gavin Rossdale who seemed to have lost his voice during the previous show the night before. The set continued on with Bodies in Motion which was the perfect way to describe the crowd throughout the entire show. Rossdale thanked the crowd and said that he could just “pop” because of all the fun he was having. He must have spoken to soon because right before Everything Zen as Rossdale ran to the edge of the stage, he tripped and fell, smiling at the incident to his kids and wife, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt who were standing on side stage.
The band performed fan favorites including Greedy Fly, Swallowed, Letting the Cables Sleep and their set closer, Little Things in which Rossdale went into the crowd and sang. He didn’t forget the balcony and made his way to the second floor of the venue to sing and dance with the fans there too. Following the song, the band exited the stage, only to be brought back out by anxious fans to perform a four song encore, starting with Machinehead from their album Sixteen Stone which just celebrated it’s 20th anniversary back in 2014. They continued with a cover of Talking Heads’, Once in a Lifetime; Glycerine where Rossdale performed a guitar solo and the final set closer Comedown.
Fans of all generations came out to pack the Wiltern Theatre and sing and dance along to Gavin Rossdale and Bush. There was something for everyone as the band performed songs from almost all of their albums and left the crowd losing their voice but wanting more.
Review by: Nicole Lemberg