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Posted September 18, 2012 by Always Acoustic in Concert Reviews

Lifehouse Rockford Metrocentre Review

Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Aaron Keker

ROCKFORD METROCENTRE – Act II on May 22, 2010 – Lifehouse occupied the stage after Cavo. Considering King Kong/Gorilla Man “Scott Rock Davis” appeared in Act I would Godzilla appear in Act II?

Unfortunately, King Kong v. Godzilla fans will have to wait another day because King Kong departed for another gig with GN’R.

Lifehouse entertained the audience by performing a majority of their set list from their latest album Smoke & Mirrors. You have to really admire Lifehouse’s dedication to their recent album because I’ve attended other concerts where a non-headlining band only played a fraction of their latest material.

I have now been exposed to Jason Wade and Austin Winkler of Hinder going into the territory of the neurotic fan

So thumbs up to Lifehouse that they stuck to their convictions and performed “All In,” “Halfway Gone,” “Nerve Damage,” “Smoke & Mirrors,” “Wrecking Ball” and “It is What it Is.”

I reveled in the live versions of these songs, that it has encouraged me to stop procrastinating and purchase Smoke & Mirrors (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes.

I have never tasted the Rockford MetroCentre water so it’s a mystery whether there is something in it. I have now been exposed to Jason Wade and Austin Winkler of Hinder going into the territory of the neurotic fan. Unlike Austin Winkler, who ran up a section while singing a Hinder song, Jason Wade walked patiently up the stairs between Sections 103 and 104, while shaking people’s hand as he sang “Nerve Damage.”

After Jason Wade concluded “Whatever it Takes,” he walked off the stage for a short break. Bryce Soderberg proceeded to take lead vocals as he sang “Wrecking Ball.” About midway through the song, Jason appeared with his guitar and provided the backing vocals.

Lifehouse performed two of their biggest hit songs “You and Me” and “Hanging by a Moment.” Like every other time that I have seen Lifehouse, the audience participated by providing the background vocals.

The evening was non-stop entertainment that continued with another really solid performance by Lifehouse. This included Jason Wade appearing and singing alongside Chris Daughtry on “Home” after Daughtry’s encore. Lifehouse’s live performances never seem to drag on and be boring. Below is the set list for Lifehouse at the Rockford MetroCentre in Rockford, Illinois on May 22, 2010.

Rockford MetroCentre:

1. “All In”
2. “Halfway Gone”
3. “Nerve Damage”
4. “Smoke & Mirrors”
5. “Whatever it Takes”
6. “Wrecking Ball”
7. “It is What it Is”
8. “You and Me”
9. “Hanging by a Moment”