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Gallery & Show Review: Candlebox live at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ 04.19.19

Candlebox’s debut album was released in July 1993 and went on to sell more than four million copies. It was certified four-times platinum and landed them in the #7 spot on the Billboard Charts. “Far Behind” from the release entered Billboard’s Top 20 in July of 1993 and didn’t drop off the charts until January of 1994. 25 years later, the band is on tour not to promote new material, but celebrate the album that started it all.

Joining frontman and founding member Kevin Martin are Adam Kury on bass, Brian Quinn on lead guitar, Island Styles on guitar and Dave Krusen on drums. Together, they breathe life into Candlebox’s iconic debut album.

While I never had the chance to catch a Candlebox show in the 90’s, Friday’s show at Montclair’s The Wellmont Theater, felt like a flashback in the best way possible. Charismatic and incredibly humble, Martin’s vocals soared beautifully as though not a day had passed since the band’s debut album. While “You” and “Far Behind” were the expected highlights of the night, Martin kept the crowd engaged and enthusiastic throughout–pausing a few times to express heartfelt thanks to the fans that have stayed with them throughout the better part of two and a half decades.

If you’re a casual Candlebox fan, or even just a fan of the music of the area, go check out this tour. It’s definitely an enjoyable ride.

Remaining tour dates & setlist listed below.

Setlist:
01. Don’t You
02. Change
03. Blossom
04. Non Sense
05. Simple Lessons
06. It’s Alright
07. Surrendering
08. Turn Your Heart Around
09. Crazy
10. Arrow
11. Cover Me
12. Mothers Dream
13. He Calls Home
14. You
15. Far Behind
16. Rain

Remaining Tour Dates:
April 24 Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH
April 25 The Egg Albany, NY
April 26 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY*
April 27 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
July 20 Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, MS

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