Friday April 28th 2017

Candlebox at The Gramercy Theatre

In support of their latest album, Candlebox tore through The Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday May 2nd, 2012. Whether it was a brand new song from Love Stories & Other Musings or a familiar tune from the 90s, the crowd ate up every single second of the show.

Candlebox opened the set with “Bitches Brewin’” from 2008′s Into The Sun. This set the stage for the rest of the night…Over 90 minutes of non-stop rock and roll, all fueled by lead singer Kevin Martin’s incredible on-stage energy.

The audience was captivated by every single song, whether they knew them or not. That’s just the kind of music Candlebox creates. From the 90s all the way to their latest release, every song performed was full of fire and force.

I’ve never seen Candlebox before the show at The Gramercy Theatre. I can’t imagine what it was like to see them live when they exploded with their 1993 self-titled release. Martin gave a bit of insight, though, when he talked about playing Woodstock ’94. “300,000 people…I almost shit myself,” Martin told the crowd. “I probably did, I don’t remember much from that day!”

If you’ve never seen Candlebox, do not miss them live. If you’ve seen them before, you know as well as I do that you want to see them again.

Kevin Martin summed it up after two or three songs into Candlebox’s set. “I believe the term is rock and roll. Look it up.”

Candlebox. Rock and roll. The two go hand in hand.

Check out our Gotham Interview with guitarist and founding member of Candlebox, Peter Klett.

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One Comment for “Candlebox at The Gramercy Theatre”

  • Mike Delaney says:

    loved the review. I was 1 of the lucky to see them open for Rush which they should do this year a renunion tour,all i remember is they rocked nassau msg and everywhere else i seen them. They played the main stage a woodstock and Kevin might have really shit his pants because there was crap everywhere that weekend the rain didnt help either but the rocked was even at the letterman show they rock period


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