Live at the New Daisy Theatre, in music city Memphis.
TEXT & PHOTOS BY MARK JACKSON
Skillet and Devour The Day (below) played the Famous New Daisy Theatre on June 6th and both bands brought their A game.
This was a special night for Skillet’s lead singer John Cooper who formed the band back in 1996 in Memphis, TN. John took this opportunity to invite his family and close friends to come out for a hometown show. John took time to acknowledge them and even stated that his dad was excited to experience the show since he had good earplugs in! There was another friend and celebrity who came out to support the band, none other than Zack Myers guitarist for Shinedown who is also a Memphian. I had the good fortune to see and photograph Skillet just two weeks before at Rock On The Range in Columbus Ohio where they had a great set, but this performance was ten times better. Maybe it was due to the smaller venue, the full stage setup which included hydraulic pedestals for guitarists (wife) Korey and Seth that allowed them to rise above the stage almost reaching the ceiling, or maybe it was because John had his family and friends in the house. Whatever it was this was this Christian rock band put on a stellar performance that left everyone wanting more!