Like A Storm w/ Aaron Ball Band & Legends Fade - Acoustic Performance
Do not miss the premiere of these amazing New Zealand brothers on the Diamondz stage! We snagged them on a night off from their tour with Hinder, and we're stoked!
These guys have toured with such bands as Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Creed, and more, and there's a good reason - listen to their music!
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show, and may be purchased online at JeromeTickets.com (more locations TBA).
There are also a VERY SMALL number of Reserved tickets available for $25. These tickets guarantee you a seat, without having to wait in line.
To attend, you must be 15+ with a parent or guardian, or 18+ otherwise. Full bar available to those 21+ with valid ID. Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of The Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken The Fire.
While supporting Creed on a summer 2012 run, the band Chris Brooks [;;;;lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming];;;;, Matt Brooks [;;;;vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming];;;;, and Kent Brooks [;;;;bass, vocals, keys/programming];;;;would immediately retreat to either their dressing room or hotel after each show and begin recording new music until daybreak. This intense work ethic fostered a fertile creative spell for the boys.
"We were growing as a band and getting inspired by life on the road," Chris explains. "We never stopped writing as we were touring. Our fans were hungry for new music, and we were hungry to put something out. We didn't want to sit around and wait to see which label came knocking at our door. So, we decided to make the album ourselves, produce it, tour it, and preserve this awesome connection were lucky to have with our fans. We made a mobile studio rig and brought it everywhere."
Cut on the road, their new hit single "Love The Way You Hate Me" began to make waves on its own. Midwest radio station "The Banana" in Flint, MI started spinning it, and it eventually spent four consecutive weeks at #1, owning the stations cage match". Organically, other stations picked up the track, such as KIBZ in Lincoln, adding it to regular rotation. Soon, Sirius XMs rock station, Octane caught wind of it as well, and it seized #1 on their nationwide Big 'Uns countdown for five weeks. The single eventually went Top 30 on the US active rock charts, a major achievement for a completely independent band, and making them the first New Zealand group to ever do so.
It's no surprise though. "Love The Way You Hate Me" slides from a gnashing guitar and entrancing electronic flourishes into a genuinely unshakable refrain. As the musical madness subsides, it breaks into a warped and wild didgeridoo breakdown, heralding the band's proper arrival.
"The lyrics are important," Chris goes on. "It's funny when we walk through a truck stop or pull over at a diner for some food because everybody turns their heads and looks at us. We were in some tiny town, and someone muttered, 'Freaks', as we were walking past them. It really stuck with us. It's such a great thing to be different and have the freedom to live the life you want to live, rather than conforming to everyone's idea of who you should be. The song's about being true to yourself."
As "Love The Way You Hate Me" exploded at airwaves, Century Media reached out and signed the group in 2014. They immediately jumped back into recording, converting a remote lake house in Michigan into a recording studio and self-producing Awaken The Fire. As a result of this approach, Like A Storm fully realized their sound.
"We're making the music we want to make," the singer exclaims. "There are no rules when we're writing except the three of us have to love whatever we're doing. We push it creatively. We love to see how far we can take things. That's the sound of Like A Storm."
Songs like "Six Feet Under" deliver the requisite hard-hitting hooks and kinetic rhythms. Chris adds, "That's about the ups and downs of life in the music industry. We had come up against wall after wall. But we never gave up. It doesn't matter what's in our way. We'll break through it."
At the same time, they experimented with "Gangster's Paradise". Like A Storm added a torrent of rock 'n' roll bombast to the Coolio classic, updating it for a new generation.
"We heard the intro to the song somewhere," recalls Chris. "We all agreed it's one of the coolest intros ever. There's just this dark vibe. We joked like, 'A band could do a really awesome cover of that song!' Then, I said, 'Well, you know we do play in a band. Let's give it a crack'. The result was awesome. Lyrically, it's about as far away from our lifestyle as you could possibly get, but it was really fulfilling and freeing creatively. We saw our own musical identity by reinterpreting this song."
Like A Storm also continue to deliver on the road. They've toured with everybody from Alter Bridge and Shinedown to Puddle of Mudd and Drowning Pool, and played high-profile festivals alongside Korn and Five Finger Death Punch. However, they begin their biggest and boldest chapter now.
"Musically, we want to inspire and empower people," Chris leaves off. "We write songs about the things we feel strongly about, things that really matter to us. It's amazing that we've made an impact. We came from the other side of the world, and we're living our dream. If that inspires someone, that's incredible."
--- Aaron Ball Band ---
So how did we find regional direct support that's also from New Zealand? Total absolute luck! Aaron Ball is known to many people in the Magic Valley as he used to perform here regularly. He's amazing, and we've missed him!
--- Legends Fade ---
First time for these Idaho Falls Rockers as this band, but they've played on our stage in other bands, notably Break The Broken and 2am Logic. Don't miss this set, my friends!
"Its not destiny or serendipitous grand design, its hard work paying off." Pulling together members from 4 successful bands in 4 different genres, Legends Fade is a collection of dedicated musicians poised for big achievements and driven to produce songs that stand the test of time. Bonded by the motto Love shouldnt hurt, the band has adopted domestic violence awareness and prevention as their core cause. With heavy focus being placed on putting on a great live show, and already working with national touring bands P.O.D, Royal Bliss, Powerman 5000, Hed PE, and Buried as Thieves, Legends Fade is a rock band thats ready to bring their music to the masses.
Diamondz Event Center (View)
220 W. Main St
Jerome, ID 83338
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|