97.1 KEGL hosted their annual Freakers Ball concert on Thursday night the the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Featuring Badflower, The Fever 333, Underoath, Jonathan Davis and Ghost, the show brought out the freaks and weirdos of the metroplex…and all were welcomed with open arms.
Each band revealed a unique performance to the show and represented different sounds from rock to melodic Swedish metal. Badflower brought the crowd to life with their short but energetic set and laid the ground work for the other performers.
The Fever 333 exploded onto the stage and wasted no time in displaying their raw energy to the crowd. Singer Jason Butler bounced around the stage like a fuel injected rubber ball and shot into the crowd without hesitation. The sheer adrenaline of the band resonated to the audience and clearly left them ready for more madness.
Supporting their first album in 8 years, Erase Me, Underoath and original singer Aaron Gillespie took the stage to deliver a blistering bash of vocals and hard rock. An intense performance and it was great to the Aaron back with the band.
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis showed up to perform songs from his recent solo project and brought along drummer Ray Luzier for support. Drawing from the dark and hollow, Davis showcased his ability to stand on his own musically and still maintain loyalty from his fans.
Headliner Ghost were easily the most anticipated band at the show and they didn’t disappoint on any level. From the extravagant stage setup to the mysterious musicians behind masks, the Swedish metal lads brought the thunder! Cardinal Copia and the nameless ghouls hypnotized the audience with their spell binding performance and beautifully crafted songs. Soaring guitar solos and melodic vocals blended together perfectly to subdue any doubt of their abilities as a solid rock band.
A great evening of music for freaks and fans alike!