This week’s colorful West Michigan roundup covered the gamut, from national tour stops by acts such as Turkuaz to rousing local shows featuring Roosevelt Diggs, Lower Leisure Class and more.
Farewell tours have a way of repeating themselves.
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But if Southern rock stalwart Lynyrd Skynyrd really is calling it quits after its current “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour,” band members gave their Grand Rapids fans at Van Andel Arena on Friday night an impressive stage/light show and a greatest-hits parade of their most popular tunes.
Browse the photo gallery by Eric Stoike from the band’s weekend stop on its ambitious U.S. tour and check out the set list from Friday’s final West Michigan concert courtesy of setlist.fm:
Workin’ for MCA, Skynyrd Nation, What’s Your Name, That Smell, Travelin’ Man, The Needle and the Spoon, Saturday Night Special, Red White & Blue (Love It or Leave), The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Tuesday’s Gone, Don’t Ask Me No Questions, Simple Man, Gimme Three Steps, Call Me the Breeze, Sweet Home Alabama. ENCORE: Free Bird
PHOTO GALLERY: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jamey Johnson, Kenton Bryant at Van Andel Arena
Photos by Eric Stoike (On the Run Photography)
The rest of the week rocked pretty impressively too, with Thievery Corporation bringing its eclectic electronic magic to 20 Monroe Live, the return of El Ten Eleven to The Pyramid Scheme, West Michigan’s Roosevelt Diggs delivering an energetic CD-release show at Founders Brewing Co., and the 12th Kalamashoegazer festival of shoegaze/dream pop bands pumping up Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe a day after West Michigan’s Lower Leisure Class played an album-release show there. And Turkuaz and Andy Frasco & The U.N. wrapped up the weekend party with a dance-fueled affair at Elevation. The images here:
PHOTO GALLERY: Thievery Corporation, The Suffers at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Anthony Norkus and Anna Sink
PHOTO GALLERY: El Ten Eleven, RLYR at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Katy Batdorff