Shinedown Brings The Revolution Live Tour to the Woodlands Pavilion

Written by on October 16, 2023

From heavy metal to grunge to pyrotechnics, this tour has it all. On October 9th, Shinedown, Papa Roach and Spiritbox brought the Revolution Live Tour to the Woodlands Pavilion late Sunday night.


Spiritbox, canadian heavy metal band, are an exceptional live band. Lead singer, Courtney LaPlante’s range effortlessly switched between hauntingly beautiful melodies to deep growls, showcasing her incredible vocal prowess. Bassist and backup vocalist Josh Gilbert also displayed impressive talent through his harmonized vocals that really added depth to the entire performance. Some of the songs that were played included their latest single “Jaded,” as well as “Yellowjacket” and “The Void.”

Papa Roach

The early part of Papa Roach‘s set featured an epic, energetic performance of “Between Angels and Insects,” “Kill the Noise,” and “Getting Away With Murder.” Frontman, Jacoby Shaddix, always does an amazing job of getting the crowd pumped and their feet. The band’s set included a mix of old and new songs, as well as a couple of covers of tracks including, “Firestarter” by The Prodigy and “California Love” by 2Pac during which Shaddix jumped into the crowd. The combination really brought something new and exciting to the show and lifted the vibe just that extra bit higher, before closing their set with their “Last Resort.”

During the set, the band brought awareness to a topic that is very passionate to them, Suicide Awareness, and dedicated their performance in the memory of Chester Bennington, late frontman of Linkin Park. All three band’s announced that For every ticket sold on the Revolutions Live tour, $1 per ticket goes to the AFSP, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

This issue doesn’t affect one of us, or a few of us. It affects all of us. If you lost someone, or know someone who’s lost someone or know someone who struggles, even if you yourself have struggled, the first step to find a solution is to talk about it, and ask questions. life is so meaningful, and when you’re struggling mentally, it doesn’t always feel that way. It can make you feel alone and withdrawn, but you are not alone. It’s important to know we are not our thoughts… Our band has talked about mental health since the beginning of our career. It’s been the topic of countless songs, and… there’s no greater feeling than when someone says, ‘Your music saved our lives’… and for anyone who’s in the dark, I want you to know you are not alone. We will always leave a light out for you.

Jacoby Shaddix


As the crowd prepared for Shinedown, an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, two large split screens showed pre-recorded clips from previous shows along with dressing room shenanigans while on the road. As the video ends, the screens slowly move apart and the band walk out on stage. As pyrotechnics ignite across the stage, Shinedown begins their set with “Diamond Eyes,” followed with “Dead Don’t Die” from their latest album, Planet Zero. The energy and audience interaction from Shinedown shows how passionate and dedicated to their performances they are.

Smith then ask everyone to raise their fists in the air for the next song, “The Sound of Madness.” Talk about audience involvement, I don’t think there was a single person who didn’t have their fist in the air pumping with the beat of the drums. Smith was brought to tears during a speech about their dear friend, Don Jantzen, before playing a cover of “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

…If it wasn’t for a certain person, I don’t think that Shinedown would have been introduced to Houston in the way that we were. His name was Don Jantzen… He was a staple in Houston, Texas and the buzz for many, many years… Unfortunately, we lost him this year. And he was our friend. He meant the entire world to us and I know that Houston meant everything to him 1000%. …So this is our request because I know Don is looking on; I can feel him, man… I want you to scream so loud for this next song that Don can hear us all tonight and let the whole world know that we send our love.

Brent Smith

As always, Shinedown gave a high energy, and raw emotional performance, making the crowd feel loved and connected. Although we have all gone through our own struggles, the band always reminds us that we are not alone. Check out the rest of the tour here if you can!

  • Alina Velasquez

    I'm a Junior Graphic Design major at the University of Houston. I am also the Graphic Design Officer of BAMSA as well as a Photo Editor for Coog Radio. I enjoy art in all of its forms and love discovering new music. Photography and Design have been passions of mine for several years.

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