The Carnival of Madness brought insanity with it as Shinedown and Halestorm headlined the attraction. Thousands filled up the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to capacity in Houston, TX to experience the spectacle that was about to get underway. Whiskey Myers and Black Stone Cherry opened the show, putting an incredible performance. The crowd were digging the bands, especially during like Lonely Train by Black Stone Cherry and How Far by Whiskey Myers. The show was off to a good start.
Halestorm took the stage and the madness began. Lzzy Hale came out with a Gibson Explorer and rocking high heals. Halestorm performed a 10 song setlist which included hits like Love Bites, Mz Hyde, Freak Like Me, and I Miss the Misery. Halestorm put up a great show, everyone was into it and it was one of the bands the crowd wanted to witness. As Shinedown took the stage, the crowd erupted. The band opened up with Adrenaline, a fast pace tune that got everyone off their feet. As each song passed, the crowd was just building up with energy. Brent Smith, the vocalist of Shinedown told everyone to release that energy and jump during the next song. As the song, Enemies, the crowd was off their feet. After the song, everything turned mellow as they played a great rendition of Call Me with Eric Bass on keyboard, which the crowd absolutely loved. Call Me turned into a song cover from Radiohead’s Creep with Eric Bass on vocals. Everyone sang along to this one. During the song State of My Head, Brent asked for all the house lights to be turned off, and everyone to turn on their lighters and flashlights on their cellphone, lighting up the complete venue, it was an incredible sight to see. hits like I’ll Follow You, Second Chance, and Cut the Cord were among the crowd favorite on the 15 song setlist. The show ended with another crowd favorite, the Sound of Madness, brining the madness to an end and sending everyone home happy.