Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bush, Atlas Genius, and Big Jesus at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, 04/11/18

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With bright lights beaming behind them into the crowd, multi-platinum rock band Bush captivated the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Wednesday, April 11, playing the hits from their 1994 debut album, “Sixteen Stone,” all the way up to their present work.

While they’re touring with a new generation of bands – Atlas Genius and Big Jesus – with a subdued modern rock sound, Bush’s ’90s tunes with Gavin Rossdale’s iconic vocals stand the test of time and hold up today; the band even covered 1987 R.E.M. classic “The One I Love” to transport fans back to those days. The set covered all seven albums, though, and blended together well, with only one song, “This Is War,” from the deluxe edition of their latest record, “Black and White Rainbows.”

They ended strong with “Machinehead,” “Glycerine,” and Rossdale wading into the crowd for “Comedown” as everyone sang along with him. It was great opportunity to enjoy the group in a more intimate setting before they headline arenas on The Revolution 3 Tour this summer with Stone Temple Pilots and The Cult, along with two dates with Alice in Chains.

Bush setlist, April 11, 2018, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg:

Everything Zen
All My Life
The Chemicals Between Us
The Sound of Winter
Greedy Fly
This Is War
The People That We Love
The Gift
Little Things

The One I Love (R.E.M. cover)