Posts Tagged 'Carnival of Madness'

Shinedown’s 2013 Carnival of Madness tour truly has me at a loss for words.  If I just throw around superlatives, they lose meaning… right??  I’ll use them anyways.  They deserve it.

Brilliant. Stunning. Amazing. Unsurpassed. Surprising. Consummate.

These words do not just apply to one facet of what Shinedown brings; These words describe the performance, visual presentation, lyrical content, musicianship, showmanship, creativity, character, and even their supporting crew.  These guys are masters of their craft and the performance thereof, master entertainers – and they truly focus on delivering an amazing experience for their audience.

I’ve known this for a while, and Shinedown’s sold-out Carnival of Madness performance in Cincinnati, OH on August 17th, 2013 only reminded me of these things.

I highly recommend catching this tour – and highly recommend taking a look through this slideshow of concert images.

I’ll let a massive pile of images speak for me at this time.


p.s.  Fire dancers, circus performers and more.  Wow.   More on that in another post…

Shinedown rocked the UCF arena in Oviedo, Florida (outside of Orlando) this July with their Carnival of Madness Tour. Chevelle, Sevendust, and Puddle of Mudd supported the tour.

Shinedown’s musical performance is ALWAYS a high energy, passionate, emotionally charged event. Of the nearly 10 times I’ve seen them live, I’ve been disappointed precisely zero times.

Not only did Shinedown perform with the full intensity that I’ve come to expect, but their stage, light show, and video production blew me (and 5,000 other fans) away.

Here are some moments from the night:

Shinedown by Will Hawkins
Shinedown by Will Hawkins

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