Breaking Benjamin @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Breaking Benjamin with Chevelle, Three Days Grace and Dorothy

Photos & review courtesy of Ana Santos | July 31 2019

Currently on tour in support of Ember, Breaking Benjamin swept through NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center on Wednesday, July 31st. With a tour ticket stacked with incredible supporting bands – Diamante, Dorothy, Three Days Grace and Chevelle – it is no wonder that energy was high and voices loud throughout the night.

From Dorothy’s soaring blues vocals, to Three Days Grace’s raucous rock n’ roll energy and Chevelle’s flawless alternative edge, Breaking Benjamin easily absorbed the audience’s fervor and shot it back with unwavering showmanship. Kicking things off with “Red Cold River,” “I Will Not Bow” and “Never Again,” the band took a short breather to invite a number of young rock n’ roll initiates on stage. When the number of children almost outnumbered the number of VIP pass holders on stage, the band continued with a bombastic 17-track set including a badass medley featuring everything from Star Wars to Nirvana to Metallica.

It’s been my experience over recent years that a Breaking Benjamin show is consistently solid and once again they did not disappoint. This tour’s outstandingly strong support made the long night that much more worth it.


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