Incredible! Bush at The Salt Shed (February 25, 2023)

“Machinehead” from their debut album, Sixteen Stone, is the second song of the night. The iconic guitar riff on this song gets the entire audience moving. “Breathe in, breathe out” sings Gavin Rossdale. It’s immediately clear this is going to be an incredible performance.

Soon after is “The Chemicals Between Us” from 1999’s The Science of Things. The excellent guitar sound and bass lines still sound magnificent and fresh today, 24 years later.

During “Flowers On A Grave” from 2020’s The Kingdom, Gavin wanders throughout the audience. He goes up and down all the aisles of the grandstands at the back of the venue and then comes up through the general admission pit back up to the stage.

On “Everything Zen”, he sings “Should I fly to Los Angeles? Find my asshole brother”. The crowd fully enjoys singing these lyrics.

Later on is “Heavy Is The Ocean”. It is one of the best songs from the latest album, 2022’s The Art of Survival. It has a groove that sounds great live.

During the encore, Gavin plays “Glycerine” solo. This is their most popular song, which has over 178 million streams on Spotify. “If I treated you bad, you’d bruise my face / Couldn’t love you more, you’ve got a beautiful taste”. It’s a fantastic song about a troublesome relationship.

For the finale, they play “Comedown”. “’Cause I don’t want to come back down from this cloud. It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need.” Attending this concert was like being on a cloud that you don’t want to come down from. While other bands from the 90s perform half-heartedly, Bush gives it 100% and they are just as good as ever.

See the full setlist here.

Cost of a ticket: $99 (General Admission)

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney


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