It was a beautiful September night in Jacksonville, Florida and people were craving some live music. Cold delivered just that with an amazing set of new songs from the latest album The Things We Can’t Stop as well as several hits that highlight the bands two-decade career. This was a special moment for the band because it was their first hometown show since July of 2015.
As the band took the stage, the excitement can be felt as the band comes out while playing an extended intro to the song “Back Home” which is the beginning track of “A Different Kind of Pain”( a little ironic as well since they were “back home”). Scooter Ward, the band’s singer and founding member takes the stage, everyone begins singing every word. He is excited to be home and the audience shares the same energy. Throughout the night, the audience is filled with joy and glee as the band plays. For some in attendance, this was their first show since the pandemic started. For a first show back, there was a unique energy from all the artist and the Cold Army that were in attendance.
What was special about this tour is the fact that the setlist isn’t just put together by the fan favorites and hits, but it seems to be put together in a very thoughtful way while also mixing in what the fans want to hear. The Cold Army even were treated to very unique versions of some of the band’s previously recorded songs. One notable track from the performance was “Rain Song” which featured a slower version highlighted by Scooter’s unique piano playing. “Shine” was another notable song from the set. It was the first single on the latest album, but hearing it live was an emotional experience for everyone that was under the roof, this may be because that song is focused heavy on bullying, which Cold has touched on before. However, hearing the band play and sing this song live was a beautiful treat and shows what kind of people that the Cold Army as well as the band are.
People always spoke about how amazing they sound in concert, but until this occurrence has been witnessed live, the show can’t even be put into words. Cold sounded a little heavier as well as more emotional that one could ever imagine. A lot of the dates had to get postponed on this tour and the band took that idle energy and delivered the performance of a lifetime, not a single band member missed a beat and managed to make the songs even better than ever!
In a nutshell, this sweaty room became a release for all those fans that have wanted to see the band live for a long time. It became a place to sing along to all the songs that helped us fight through life like “Whatever You Became”. Underbelly became a formation of the Cold Army and during that for about 3 hours, were able to let everything in the world go. Cold will always be the heart of Jacksonville, but on that night, they were the heart of Underbelly and the heart of the fans.
- Photo Credit: Napalm Records
Cold is on tour with New Dilemma. Check out the tour dates below:
Wednesday 10/6- The Winchester in Lakewood, Ohio
Thursday 10/7- Afterlife Music Hall in Lombard, Illinois
Friday 10/8- Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon in Iowa City, Iowa
Sunday 10/10- Shank Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wednesday 10/13- Lefty’s Live Music in Des Moines, Iowa
Thursday 10/14- The Royal Grove in Lincoln, Nebraska
Friday 10/15- Herman’s Hideaway in Denver, Colorado
Saturday 10/16- Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tuesday 10/19- Pub Rock in Scottsdale, Arizona
Thursday 10/21- Come And Take It Live in Austin, Texas
Friday 10/22- Scout Bar in Houston, Texas
Saturday 10/23- The Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas
Sunday 10/24- Trees in Dallas, Texas
Friday 10/29- Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan
Wednesday 11/3- Elevation 27 in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Thursday 11/4- Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland
Friday 11/5- Fall Fest in Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, 11/6- Hooligans Pub & Music Hall in Jacksonville, North Carolina
For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here.
Fans can check out Cold at their official website.
Fans can check out the music video for “Quiet Now” by Cold below: