Volbeat Ignites Toronto with ‘Servant Of The Road’ Tour

My first experience at the RBC Echo Beach venue at Ontario Place was quite impressive. With the allure of an open-air concert, an enthusiastic crowd, the aroma of delicious food trucks, and a stage next to the waterfront, the scene was perfect for an evening of rock ‘n’ roll under the stars.

One notable change from previous shows at this venue was the stage’s placement. It used to be nestled further back on the sandy beach, but tonight, the stage was brought forward onto the pavement. This adjustment, I heard, was due to lower ticket sales. However, the effect was remarkable; it gave the illusion of a packed house. A gentle rain threatened to make its presence known towards the end of the night, but even Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the spirits of the devoted crowd.

The headliners of the evening were none other than the Danish rock powerhouse, Volbeat, kicking off their ‘Servant Of The Road’ tour. Despite their status as the main act, it was surprising to see that a few fans were there solely for Halestorm and left early, missing out on Volbeat’s stellar performance.

Halestorm, co-headlining for the night, was promoting their 2022 album “Back from the Dead.” Lzzy Hale’s vocals left the crowd utterly captivated, as one fan aptly put it, “OMG, that girl can sing!” Arejay Hale kept the audience engaged with his thrilling drum solo, wielding enormous drumsticks with precision.

A special moment in the night occurred when Danko Jones joined Volbeat on stage to perform “Black Rose.” The crowd’s reaction was absolutely charged, making it a standout highlight of the evening.

One of the standout elements of the evening was the tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash. As expected, the crowd went wild, and it was a moment of pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll energy.

Flemming C. Lund, the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Volbeat, stepped into some enormous shoes as he had to learn 20 songs in just three weeks. This was due to the departure of guitarist Rob Caggiano from the band in 2021. Lund’s performance was commendable and seamlessly blended into the band’s dynamic lineup.

As the show concluded, the roads leading away from the venue were blocked, causing a minor delay in our journey home. However, it was a small inconvenience in preparation for the upcoming Honda Indy weekend in Toronto.

Volbeat’s setlist was a roaring mix of old and new hits, including “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” “Seal the Deal,” “Black Rose,” and the crowd-pleaser “Still Counting.” Their performance was energetic, engaging, and everything a rock fan could hope for.

Halestorm’s setlist included crowd favorites such as “I Miss the Misery,” “Love Bites (So Do I),” and a fantastic rendition of “Crazy On You” by Heart, interwoven into “I Get Off.” Their performance was equally electrifying, ensuring that every moment of the evening was filled with unforgettable music.

In conclusion, the ‘Servant Of The Road’ tour featuring Volbeat and Halestorm at RBC Echo Beach was a resounding success. It was a night of unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll, made even more memorable by the fantastic setting, passionate performances, and the unexpected delights along the way. The rain at the end couldn’t dampen our spirits, and it was a night to remember for all in attendance. If you have the chance to catch these bands on the remaining tour dates, don’t miss it – you’re in for a rockin’ good time!

The Setlist is down below and don’t forget to leave a comment 🙂

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Volbeat Setlist RBC Echo Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada 2023, Servant of the Road

The Setlist is down below and don’t forget to leave a comment 🙂

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Halestorm Setlist RBC Echo Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada, Summer Festivals 2023

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