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Otherwise Came Out To Columbus, Ohio And Gave 110% – Check Out Our Review Of Their Show!

Before embarking on a major US tour with Red and 10 Years, Las Vegas rockers Otherwise made a pit stop in Columbus, OH last Thursday to jam with fans at PromoWest’s The Basement. It was a smaller crowd than the Otherwise guys have become accustomed to, but they still gave 110% to entertain everyone who came out for a night of rock ‘n’ roll – proving once again that Adrian, Ryan, Tony, and Brian are immensely dedicated to their craft and to their fans.

 

Before Otherwise took the stage, power trio Dead Mans Dew riled the crowd with their heavy-hitting alternative hard rock vibe. Plenty of fans turned out to support the Columbus locals open the show, and Soutchay, Shawn, and Greg did not disappoint.

 

The Otherwise set was full of high energy, hard rock, and heavy hits. The band played songs from more than a decade of experience in the music business including hits like “Die For You”, “Coming For The Throne”, “Lighthouse” and of course their biggest hits “Soldiers” and “I Don’t Apologize.”

 

Even more exciting was hearing several songs from the band’s latest release Sleeping Lions, which came out late last month. This album, in my opinion, is their best work to date. The musical chemistry of the band is tight on every song, and the lyrics pack a serious punch.

 

When the band played the first single from Sleeping Lions – “Angry Heart” – they dedicated it to the victims of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a shooter fired multiple rounds from a high-rise room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into a crowded country music concert. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and it happened in Otherwise’s hometown – on their turf. The band – like the rest of the country – was deeply affected by the tragedy. “Don’t have a sad heart,” band founder and lead vocalist Adrian Patrick said, “Have an angry heart. That shit should make you mad!”

 

Fans were encouraged to sign their names and sentiments on a huge “Vegas Strong” wall. The Otherwise guys plan to take the wall back and present it to the city of Las Vegas to show that people all across the United States stand strong for the victims, the survivors, and the whole city that endured this horrific tragedy.

 

Otherwise closed the show with another single from Sleeping Lions that represents exactly what this band is all about – “Won’t Stop.” Adrian reminded the crowd that this song was the Otherwise theme song because “we won’t ever stop” he proclaimed. They won’t stop fighting for what they believe in. They won’t stop working hard to make amazing music. They won’t stop putting on amazing shows in every city they land in.

 

Otherwise kicked off their tour with Red and 10 Years this past Saturday with a sold out show in Winchester, VA. They will be making dozens of stops across the USA throughout October and November. They will also be on board the 2018 voyage of Shiprocked. Make sure you catch a show and see for yourself how awesome this band really is.

By Cathy Moore of Moore Rock Shots & Reviews

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Oct 17                Diesel Club Lounge                                  Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 18                The Chance                                                  Poughkeepsie, NY

Oct 19                Chameleon Club                                         Lancaster, PA

Oct 20                Phase 2                                                           Lynchburg, VA

Oct 21                Highline Ballroom                                    New York, NY

Oct 23                The Blind Tiger                                          Greensboro, NC

Oct 25                Carolina Nightlife & Grill                       Darlington, SC

Oct 26                The Masquerade                                       Atlanta, GA

Oct 27                99 Rock Monster We Made Fest        Destin, FL

Oct 28                Dixie Roadhouse                                       Cape Coral, FL

Oct 29                House of Blues Orlando                         Lake Buena Vista, FL

Oct 31                Varsity Theatre                                          Baton Rouge, LA

Nov 02               Manchester Music Hall                           Lexington, KY

Nov 03               Bogart’s                                                         Cincinnati, OH

Nov 04               Pop’s Concert Venue                               Sauget, IL

Nov 05               The Forge                                                     Joliet, IL

Nov 07               11 & 75 Sports Park & Eatery             Kansasville, WI

Nov 08               Saint Andrew’s Hall                                 Detroit, MI

Nov 09               The Music Factory                                    Battle Creek, MI

Nov 10               Piere’s Entertainment Center             Fort Wayne, IN

Nov 11               The Vogue                                                    Indianapolis, IN

Nov 12               The Brickhouse                                         La Crosse, WI

Nov 15               Knitting Factory                                        Boise, ID

Nov 16               Knitting Factory                                        Spokane, WA

Nov 18               Jub Jub’s                                                        Reno, NV

Nov 19               Fulton 55                                                       Fresno, CA

 

 

 

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