Bush brings '90s alt-rock to House of Blues Las Vegas
Last year, veteran alt-rock band Bush teamed up with fellow ’90s rock radio favorites Live and Our Lady Peace for a tour celebrating the 25th anniversaries of their respective breakthrough albums. Although that tour has ended, Bush is putting on one last concert to commemorate the 1994 release of debut album Sixteen Stone, with Vegas as the last stop on the Sixteen Stone anniversary tour. So anyone with fond memories of Bush hits like “Everything Zen,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown,” “Little Things” and “Machinehead” (which make up the remarkable run of singles from Sixteen Stone) will want to catch this week’s concert.
Bush’s crunchy but pop-friendly hard rock, courtesy of frontman and songwriter Gavin Rossdale, goes beyond just Sixteen Stone, and the band was one of the biggest alt-rock acts of the ’90s, with further hits including “Swallowed,” “Mouth” and “The Chemicals Between Us.” Although the band broke up in 2002, Rossdale revived Bush eight years later and has been going strong ever since, releasing four more albums, including the upcoming The Mind Plays Tricks on You. This most recent tour may be fueled by nostalgia, but the members of Bush are looking ahead to the future as much as they’re looking back to the past.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, starting at $35 plus tax and fee. 702.632.7600