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Hozier’s SOLD OUT show at The Coca-Cola Roxy

Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby Tour made a stop in Atlanta March 23rd, selling out the Coca-Cola Roxy.

Fans who arrived early enjoyed a fun, spunky set from opener Jade Bird, who, with just an acoustic guitar and her voice, commanded the stage and had the whole crowd clapping and singing along. Bird was all smiles while performing songs such as the not-so-subtle kiss-off  “Uh-Huh,” as well as “Good At It,” and “I Get No Joy.”

“Where are the ladies?” Bird asked with a laugh at one point, to which the 90% female crowd responded with a loud roar. It’s true that Hozier’s fan base is primarily female, but this may have worked in Bird’s favor, as many of them seemed to enjoy her set.

Hozier, with a plethora of backup singers and musicians, took the stage next, beginning the set with “Would That I,” from his new album Wasteland, Baby. The album dropped recently, but fans already knew every word, singing it back as Hozier traversed the stage with a casual swagger and a smile. The Irish singer kept things going with “Dinner and Diatribes,” and the phenomenal, politically-charged “Nina Cried Power,” also from Wasteland, Baby. Things slowed down a bit for “Someone New,” and “From Eden,” both from 2014’s self-titled album.

“I’ve been writing a lot of love songs for the end of the world,” Hozier said, introducing the title track of the new album. “I think this one falls into that category.” When the song ended, he joked, “I know who I want to be with when the world ends,” eliciting deafening cheers from the crowd.

The performance of the night was “To Be Alone,” during which Hozier’s gravelly, sexy voice paired with percussionists, female backing vocalists, and one hell of a violinist was enthralling to watch, and more so to hear. Though Hozier is best known for his delicate, romantic love songs, there is a lot more where that comes from, with shades of rock, blues, and a lot of soul, all punctuated by his signature voice. Massive hit “Take Me to Church” closed the set with the entire venue singing along to the haunting love song, before Hozier returned for an encore of beloved fan-favorite “Cherry Wine,” and “Work Song.”

TAM Toured the Coca-Cola Roxy and Learned About the Premium Seats

This weekend, on Sunday April 15, 2018, The Decemberists are bringing the YOUR GIRL / YOUR GHOST tour to the Coca-Cola Roxy. It will be The Decemberists’ first time playing at the venue, which opened in April 2017.

The Coca-Cola Roxy (originally located in Buckhead in Atlanta), is now in The Battery Atlanta, next to Suntrust Park, home of The Atlanta Braves. It is the newest Live Nation venue in Atlanta and was designed from the ground up for the ultimate concert experience. The Coca-Cola Roxy is beautifully painted, decorated, and boasts a capacity of 3600 people, a bit more than The Tabernacle (also run by Live Nation) in downtown Atlanta.

The theater features a large, open dance floor with four large chandeliers that can be raised or lowered, depending on the event booked for the evening. The venue has a flexible configuration, which can allow for theatre-style seating on the main floor, or a general admission, standing audience. The 53,000 square foot site has state of the art sound, lights and production capabilities for live music, corporate meetings and private events.

The second tier of the Coca-Cola Roxy is a U-shaped wrap around balcony (like the Tabernacle), which features permanent seating as well as the Premium boxes and Upgraded Premium Seats that provide the best seated view of the stage. ADA seating is available on both levels of the theatre, and both floors are wheelchair accessible.

One of the nicest features that we were introduced to was the afore-mentioned Premium Seating for concert attendees. The Premium Seating offers the following perks:

– Prime VIP Box and Seat Locations on the Mezzanine
– Dedicated Separate Entry
– EP Lounge Access with Private Restrooms and Bar
– In Seat Wait Service
– VIP Season Parking

COCA-COLA Roxy EP Lounge Photos

If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Premium Seating packages, please be sure to visit the official Coca-Cola Roxy website, or reach out to Allyson Bradshaw at the Coca-Cola Roxy.

TAM will be attending The Decemberists show this Sunday, and will be offering a review of the show and the Coca-Cola Roxy Premium experience next week. Stay tuned!


Information for this article was provided by Allyson Bradshaw and Live Nation. Except where noted, all photos by Julie Lott. All photos used with permission. 

Radio 105.7’s Holiday Spectacular feat. Portugal. The Man & X Ambassadors

The Coca-Cola Roxy hosted Radio 105.7’s holiday spectacular show December 1, featuring Portugal. The Man and X Ambassadors, with support from Welshly Arms.

Portugal. The Man has recently made the leap from indie underground to mainstream radio with the hit song “Feel It Still,” a one of a kind song that defies genre. With a trippy backdrop behind them, the band took the stage to an unexpected cover of Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” revving up the crowd before going into another cover, this time Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.” Portugal. The Man delivered songs from latest album Woodstock with a suave, laid-back performance that boiled down to just guys on stage playing songs and having fun. “Feel It Still” had the entire venue dancing before the band got into some older material, such as “Purple Yellow Red and Blue,” “Evil Friends,” and “Modern Jesus.” The band closed out the set with a reprise of “Feel It Still,” and yet another cover, this time Oasis’s “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”

X Ambassadors is another band that has experienced seemingly overnight fame, after the release of the song “Renegades” in 2015 and the following album VHS. The album was a huge hit for the band, spawning several hits, including the incredible “Unsteady,” and the hand-clapping, foot-stomping “Jungle,” which started off the set. Frontman Sam Harris did a fantastic job keeping the crowd engaged throughout the night, giving his attention to those on the floor as well as the higher seats, making it seem like one big family all enjoying the music together. Sam’s brother Casey was inspiring to watch on the keys, his passion radiating throughout the entire room. VHS got a lot of love, with “Hang On,” “Loveless,” and “Low Life.”

The band also performed several new songs, including “Don’t Stay,” featuring Sam’s amazing vocal range on the chorus, and a truly heart-wrenching song called “Joyful.” “Unsteady” had the entire venue singing along with their hands in the air before Sam introduced the final song. “This song is for everyone,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, LGBTQIA, Christian, Muslim. You do not have to be afraid. This song is for you.” The band then launched into “Renegades” to close out an incredible night of music.

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X Ambassadors

Bush at Coca-Cola Roxy 5.10.17

Bush returned to Atlanta May 10 at the new Coca-Cola Roxy in support of new album Black and White Rainbows, the band’s seventh album. A child of the mid-’90s grunge scene, Bush dominated ’90s rock radio with songs like “Everything Zen” and “Comedown,” and continued to release a steady stream of hits before deciding to break up in 2002. After a long hiatus, the band returned in 2010 with a new line-up and fresh music, and hasn’t slowed down since, releasing three albums and touring worldwide.

Massive hit “Everything Zen” started off the night at the Roxy, and the set spanned the band’s impressive catalog of its 23 year career, including “Greedy Fly” and “Swallowed” from the 1996 album Razorblade Suitcase; The Chemicals Between Us” from 1999’s The Science of Things; and of course, the songs that put Bush on the map, “Machinehead,” “Comedown,” “Little Things, and “Glycerine,” from the 1994 debut album Sixteen Stone. Lead single from Black and White Rainbows “Mad Love” showcased a mellower side of Bush, while “Peace-S,” also from the new album, proved the band has lost none of its grunge roots.

Gavin Rossdale is always a lot of fun to watch on stage, energetic and in love with the crowd through every song. He is a performer who gives his all to his audience, making a point to sing not only to the people on the floor, but those in the higher seats as well throughout the show. During “Little Things,” he surprised everyone by leaving the stage and roaming through the crowd, climbing the stairs to rock out with some lucky fans on the top floor of the venue, and giving everyone in the Roxy an unforgettable night.

Setlist: Bush @ Coca-Cola Roxy May 10th, 2017

Everything Zen

Nurse

The Chemicals Between Us

Greedy Fly

Mad Love

The Sound of Winter

Beat of Your Heart

Reasons

The People That We Love

Swallowed

Lost In You

Alien

Peace-S

Little Things

Encore:

Machinehead

The One I Love

Glycerine

Comedown

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