Packed with fans, the downtown Grand Rapids church offered up a unique setting for NEEDTOBREATHE’s Tuesday tour stop. The review and photos at Local Spins.
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NEEDTOBREATHE guitarist and lead singer Bear Rinehart may have put it best when he addressed a packed, sold-out house at Grand Rapids’ Fountain Street Church on Tuesday night.
“Acoustic should have an asterisk next to it,” he joked during the show. “Because it’s going to be a very loud acoustic tour. So be ready.”
The Grand Rapids crowd was more than ready. From the moment NEEDTOBREATHE emerged on stage — with evening light still shining through the church’s beautiful stained glass windows — to well after the band departed at the end of the night, fans never left their feet.
Following a lively opening set from soulful Pennsylvania indie-pop artist Patrick Droney, the South Carolina-based rock band on its “Into the Mystery” acoustic tour unfurled everything from favorites to new gems from NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest release, “Into the Mystery.”
And while there was plenty of volume to go around during the show, the loudest noise of the entire night came amid cheers for the band as it returned to the stage for encore performances of “Give Me a Chance” and “West Texas Wind” from “Into the Mystery.”
That roar was quickly followed by that same crowd going completely silent as the band came to the front of the stage to perform its beautiful ballad with no microphones at all, closing out an unforgettable night.
PHOTO GALLERY: NEEDTOBREATHE, Patrick Droney at Fountain Street Church
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek
SET LIST: NEEDTOBREATHE at Fountain Street Church
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