Alex Band kicked off his first solo tour last week, and touched down at San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord on July 19 for what the singer called, "an intimate, underground" show.
Band took to the stage a little after 9 p.m., kicking off his set with the title track of his album, We've All Been There.
There are some artists, that when they play live they sound nothing like their vocal on their album. This is not the case with Band. His live vocal is stunning. The deep and rich sound that you hear on his album is what you hear and then some, after hearing Band play live.
Band proved to be quite the showman, while expressing emotion during songs, "Please" and "Never Let You Go." He's a great interpreter of his lyrics, it allowed the crowd to get a sense of the emotion he was projecting while performing.
For good measure, there were songs from The Calling weaved appropriately throughout Band's set. It was "Adrienne," a song that Band had written when he was younger, that got the crowd moving and singing-a-long. Toward the end of the song, the band as a whole had an impressive and energetic jam session, resulting in Band tossing his guitar pick out into the crowd in true rock star fashion.
A highlight of the night was Band's acoustic performance of "Leave (Today Is The Day)." Playing the song acoustically made the lyrical content feel even more honest and sincere.
He switched over from acoustic to rockin', performing the popular, "Why Don't You & I" and "Without You," which Bad referred to as "the most rockin' song on the album." Both songs sounded fantastic. Band got to show off his tremendous rock vocals on both songs.