Monster Truck and Rival Sons are on tour together in support of their most recent albums Furiosity and Great Western Valkyrie. Irving Plaza was their stop this past Friday night(10/3), where they performed to a venue full of anxious fans. Monster Truck who has recently come off a couple of shows including Heavy Montreal, Download Festival and being the opening act for Alice In Chains, are really hitting the big time. Now back in NYC for the first time since opening up for Alter Bridge (April), all fans seemed to have just as much love for Monster Truck as they did for Rival Sons.
The band opened their set with the first track off of Furiosity “Old Train”, which proves to be a crowd favorite time and time again. Working their way through most of their album, they filled the venue with bluesy guitar riffs and the great country styled vocals of lead singer Jon Harvey. Seemed as though no better two bands could be put together.
Fans were all warmed up by the time Rival Sons came out on stage. Playing the bluesy “Electric Man,” had everyone singing back to lead singer Jay Buchanan. The amazing guitar skills and bluesy riffs by guitarist Scott Holiday made everyone in the venue cheer with admiration. Jay Buchanan’s soaring vocals also gave everyone chills, especially while performing the angelic song, “Jordan.” Such a perfect show was performed by both bands who left their bluesy, southern rock riffs in the minds of NYC fans.