Disturbed’s ‘Take Back Your Life’ Tour Ignites Baltimore with Falling In Reverse and Plush

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Photo Credit: T. Cody Strubel

On February 13, 2024, the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, MD, hosted an electrifying night of hard rock and metal with Disturbed’s “Take Back Your Life” Tour, featuring special guests Falling In Reverse and Plush.

Plush, an all-female rock band from New York, has been making waves in the music industry with their powerful performances and compelling music. The band consists of Moriah Formica on vocals and guitar, Faith Powell on drums, Ashley Suppa on bass, and Bella Perron on lead guitar. Formica, a former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” has been a driving force behind the band, bringing together a group of talented musicians with a shared vision of making a significant impact in the rock scene. Their music draws inspiration from rock giants like Aerosmith, Evanescence, and Halestorm, aiming to resonate with listeners through themes of empowerment and resilience.

On the night of February 13, Plush delivered a set that was both dynamic and heartfelt. Their performance included original tracks such as “Athena,” “Champion,” “Hate,” and “Left Behind,” alongside a cover of Heart’s “Barracuda,” showcasing their versatility and homage to rock legends. “Hope It Hurts” was another highlight, further cementing their reputation as a band with both technical skill and emotional depth. The audience was captivated by their energy, marking a promising start to the evening.

Falling In Reverse, led by the charismatic Ronnie Radke, delivered a performance that was a blend of spectacle and raw musicality. The band’s set was a journey through their discography, featuring fan favorites and showcasing their evolution from post-hardcore to a more eclectic sound that incorporates elements of pop punk and metalcore. The energy in the CFG Bank Arena was palpable as the band played hits like “Zombified” and “I’m Not a Vampire,” which had the crowd singing along to every word.

The band’s ability to switch from aggressive riffs to melodic choruses was on full display, with Radke’s vocal range taking center stage. The performance of “Losing My Mind” was a standout moment, highlighting their genre blending sound and the band’s continued relevance in the rock scene.

Falling In Reverse’s set concluded with a high-octane trifecta of “Voices in My Head,” “Popular Monster,” and “Watch The World Burn” leaving the audience exhilarated and setting the stage for Disturbed’s headlining set. The band’s performance was a testament to their enduring appeal and their ability to evolve while staying true to their genre-fluid sound.

Disturbed, hailing from Chicago, has been a dominant force in the metal scene since their formation in 1996. Known for their powerful vocals, heavy riffs, and thought-provoking lyrics, the band has amassed a loyal following over the years. Their music, often dealing with themes of conflict, hope, and the human condition, has resonated with fans worldwide, making them one of the most successful metal bands of their generation.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Disturbed’s performance. Their setlist included a mix of tracks from their latest album Divisive, as well as classics that have defined their career. Notably, their covers of “Land of Confusion” by Genesis and “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel showcased their versatility and ability to make any song their own. A special moment was when Moriah Formica joined them on stage for “Don’t Tell Me,” bridging the gap between the generations of rock and highlighting the communal spirit of the night.

The “Take Back Your Life” Tour stop in Baltimore was more than just a concert; it was a celebration of rock music’s enduring power and its ability to bring people together. Plush, Falling In Reverse, and Disturbed each brought their unique energy and style to the stage, creating an unforgettable experience for fans. This event not only highlighted the talent of these bands but also the vibrant and diverse landscape of modern rock music. As the tour continues, it’s clear that the spirit of rock is alive and well, with these artists leading the charge.

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T. Cody Strubel is the founder of Rock Documented, a platform he established in September 2015. As the Lead Photographer, Writer, and Editor, Cody has been instrumental in shaping the site's content and visual aesthetic. His exceptional work in music photography was recognized by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, where he was voted "Best Photography" at their inaugural event. Cody's equipment of choice includes two Nikon D850s, a Nikon 22-70mm 2.8 VR, a Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR, and a Black Rapid Shoulder Strap. His passion for music and photography, combined with his commitment to promoting local talent, makes him a vital voice in the Central Pennsylvania music scene.

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