British rock band Bush were one of the most successful bands of the 90’s blasting over radio and selling over 10 million albums in the United States. The economic state of the music industry is easily not the same today but Gavin Rossdale and band are back and have released a new album Black and White Rainbows making a tour stop Tuesday June 6 in Denver, Colorado at the iconic Paramount Theatre.
They opened their set with the mega popular “Everything “Zen” and then immediately followed by a new song “Nurse” from their newly released album Black and White Rainbows. The first half of the set included new and popular songs spread across all of the musical catalog. Singer Gavin Rossdale still sounds great live and looks in top physical shape turning 52 years old in the fall. Even though the current lineup only contains one other original member (drummer Robin Goodridge), Chris Traynor (guitar) and Corey Britz (bass) do a great job of rounding out the bands current live sound.
The energy of the crowd was most notable when the band played their most popular songs “Swallowed”, “Letting the Cables Sleep”, and “Little Things”. Most of audience was standing and singing along as Rossdale was interacting with the crowd and racing across the stage.
One the highlights of the show was the during the encore cover of R.E.M’s song “The One I Love”. Mid song Rossdale slows things down and sings the chorus of “Black Hole Sun” in memory of his friend Chris Cornell who died a couple weeks ago. He then jumps into the crowd and extends the song singing the final verses from various parts in the theatre including the balcony. Bush closed out the set pleasing the hardcore fans playing “Glycerine” and “Comedown” from their multi platinum album Sixteen Stone.