BREAKING BENJAMIN @ Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
January 24, 2017
THE BAND: BREAKING BENJAMIN
Benjamin Burnley – Vocals & Guitar
Jasen Rauch – Guitar
Keith Wallen – Guitar & Vocals
Aaron Bruch – Bass & Vocals
Shaun Foist – Drummer
Founded in 1999 by guitarist, singer and songwriter Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel, this American hard rock band known for angst-heavy lyrics has hit musical milestones that few rock bands could ever imagine or hope for in the face of a variety of challenges along the way. Despite an extended hiatus taken by Burnley in early 2010 as a result of a recurring illness, the frontman gave up on looking for a diagnosis to his health issues and decided to focus on recording and producing the band’s fifth studio album Dark Before Dawn.
As a result, Breaking Benjamin regrouped in 2014 and moved forward as a quintet with all new band members and a drastically improved vocal dynamic with the additions of Keith Wallen and Aaron Bruch on back up vocals. With the release of Dark Before Dawn in 2015, to date the band boasts three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records, several certified singles and numerous radio hits to include “Failure”, “Polyamorous”, “So Cold”, “Sooner or Later”, “Breath”, “Diary of Jane” and “I Will Not Bow” in addition to a number one record on the Billboard 200.
With five studio albums behind them and the latest self-produced work by Burnley, Ember, soon to be released and currently on pre-order, it does not appear as though Breaking Benjamin will be slowing down anytime soon with the recent release of their first single “Red Cold River” and corresponding video while joining forces as direct supporting act on Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage World Tour” along with Bullet For My Valentine.
From the looks of their tour schedule, Breaking Benjamin continues to be a top-tier act on the upcoming music festival circuit and for good reason. The band not only produces music with mass appeal but also delivers it in their live performance with piercing passion coming through in every vocal note, guitar bend and thump by the rhythm section. Performing to a nearly sold out crowd of 7,000 fans, it was nearly impossible to determine which concert-goers where at the Resch Center in Green Bay Wednesday night as primary support for Breaking Benjamin or tour headliner Avenged Sevenfold. Regardless, Breaking Benjamin won the crowd over and proved they are continuing to make music for their adoring fans as attested when Burnley invited some young rockers and their parents onto the catwalk so he could share a moment, extend a hug, sing a song and create memories of a lifetime. Bravo Breaking Benjamin…bravo!
CONCERT REVIEW RATING SCALE:
1 = Poor
2 = Average
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Extraordinary
BREAKING BENJAMIN Concert Rating: 5
THE VENUE: THE RESCH CENTER The Resch Center Complex is comprised of the Resch Center, Brown County Veterans Memorial and Shopko Hall. It also includes Bart Starr Plaza and Subway and U.S. Cellular Parking Lots. The Complex is located across the street from Lambeau Field and is a vital part of the Entertainment District. The Complex hosts a wide variety of events, including concerts, comedy, family shows, sporting events, theater, consumer/trade shows, tailgating, and parking. It is managed by PMI Entertainment Group (PMI) with tickets being sold by Ticket Star, a regional ticketing company owned and operated by PMI. In addition, many of the events within the Complex are produced by Expo & Event Production, also a division of PMI. Address: 820 Armed Forces Drive - Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304 Phone: (920) 494-3401 Website: www.ReschCenter.com www.Facebook.com/ReschCenter Upcoming Events & Tickets: www.ReschCenter.com/Events Hours: 7pm to 2am Thursday, Friday and Saturday