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  • Tracy Heck

Messer and Scott Stapp fire up Saint Andrews Hall

It was a fiery night of rock at Saint Andrews Hall on Thursday, June 27 when Scott Stapp brought his The Space Between the Shadows Tour to Detroit alongside road warriors Messer.

Weapons of Anew kicked off the evening with a heavy set that got the crowd revved up.

Dallas rockers Messer hit the stage next and rocked the crowd with a nine-song set mostly comprised of material from their self-titled 2018 release, including opener "Everything Beautiful."

The band is riding high off of the release of their new hit "Simple Man," which is rapidly gaining both radio and streaming plays and gained a enthusiastic response from the packed crowd.

Both aggressive and melodic, the band's music was a great complement to Stapp's and kept those gathered engaged right through the last notes of closer "Throw It Away."

Ahead of the July 19 release of Stapp's new solo release The Space Between The Shadows, his closing set was a large mix of new tracks, older solo stuff and some of his biggest hits from his days as the Creed frontman.

Looking and sounding great, Stapp worked the entire stage, sharing his own personal highs and lows as he gave introductions to many of the songs.

Judging by how well received new tracks like "World I Used To Know" and "Purpose For Pain" were, the new album should be a raging success.

The crowd went wild for Creed staples like "My Own Prison," "Higher" and ballad "With Arms Wide Open", but the evening's highlight was a new track, the powerful "Gone Too Soon", a track dedicated to so many who have been lost to addiction and suicide recently.

After leaving the stage, Stapp returned to the stage for a encore of the popular Creed tracks "One Last Breath" and "My Sacrifice."

Check out some videos from the Detroit show of Messer here and here and Scott Stapp here and here.

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