Summerland Tour 2021-Live Concerts RETURN to Cincinnati, OH in a BIG WAY with Wheatus, Living Colour, Hoobastank, and Everclear
Photos and words by Shawn Wiseman
After 18 months or more without live music, the day came for me to finally get to go out to see a show! Summerland 2021 arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio on a very hot and humid July afternoon. When I arrived, I saw a line of eager concertgoers waiting to enter the venue with smiles on their faces. The excitement was palpable, everyone was in good spirits and enjoying being in public again.
Once the doors opened it did not take long for the seven members of Wheatus to take the stage. The first sound of a live guitar gave me chills, everyone took notice and you could feel the excitement of the crowd. Wheatus shredded through their set and ended just how the crowd expected, “Let’s play the dirtbag song!”. The crowd cheered and Wheatus finished their great!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation (AC/DC cover)
Hey, Mr. Brown
The crowd still amped up from Wheatus then saw Living Colour take the stage. Living Colour took the stage with so many smiles on the band’s faces! They quickly started the tunes sounding PERFECT! Living Colour fills the stage and crowd with so much energy. Lead singer Corey Glover bounced around the stage, his orange dreadlocks bouncing around while he belted out the vocals to each song. Guitarist Vernon Reid, Glover, and bassist Doug Wimbish, all smiling and having a great time through each song. Living Color finished their set with “Cult of Personality”, the crowd singing along with Glover, the feeling of being at a live show after such a long break really hit me. This is AMAZING!
Ignorance Is Bliss
Open Letter (To a Landlord)
Love Rears Its Ugly Head
Cult of Personality
Hoobastank took over after Living Colour and quickly got to work on all their classics. Hoobastank ripped through their set including many great songs and finishing their set with “Crawling in the Dark” which the fans loved!
Out of Control
Inside of You
Born to Lead
Crawling in the Dark
Finally, the moment many were waiting for, EVERCLEAR! Everclear took the stage to the cheers of the audience. The temperatures in the venue were out of control, everyone was covered in sweat but still eager to see the band. Art Alexakis and the band played flawlessly. Playing so many hits that had the crowd singing along. The band finished up with “Santa Monica” and “Molly’s Lips” (Vaselines Cover).
Everything to Everyone
Father of Mine
I Will Buy You a New Life
So Much for the Afterglow
Molly’s Lips (The Vaselines cover)
I looked around and saw so many smiles, so many people I had not seen in 18 months and was just overwhelmed by the entire event. Live music is back and hopefully here to stay!
When Summerland 2021 comes to your town make sure you get out and see these four amazing bands!
Catch the Summerland tour at one of the following venues:
July 22, 2021 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
July 23, 2021 – Black Mountain, NC – Silverados
July 24, 2021 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
July 28, 2021 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
July 30, 2021 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Back Lot
July 31, 2021 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs
September 10, 2021 – Oshkosh, WI – Menominee Nation Arena
September 12, 2021 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
September 15, 2021 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
September 16, 2021 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory
September 24, 2021 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
September 25, 2021 – Omaha, NE – Barnato on the Block Festival