Collective Soul played a headlining date in between their dates with 3 Doors Down and Soul Asylum. Here is a video from that show of them playing new song “Now’s The Time.” They recently streamed 4 new songs on July 4, but I don’t think this was one of them strangely.
“Reports of Collective Soul’s recent shows on the Rock And Roll Express tour have been positive, particularly with TampaBay.com who said they stole the show even though 3 Doors Down headlined. Here is a good amount of their review of the band’s performance at this show:
Even before they took the stage Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, 3 Doors Down had a couple of things working against them.
1. They had to follow a brilliant, 360-degree sunset that hung over Al Lang Stadium for the better part of a half-hour.
2. They had to follow Collective Soul.
You wouldn’t think that second one would be such a challenge. But dang if the Atlanta rockers didn’t steal the show out from under the night’s headliners with a sunset-boosted set of Southern alternative rock.
“I f—ing hate when they say that rock ‘n’ roll is dead, because you know what? I’m still f—ing breathing!” bellowed Collective Soul singer Ed Roland.
Indeed he is. Between them and openers Soul Asylum, 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul delivered on the promise of their summer tour, dubbed the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Tour.
I was there to write about the experience of watching live music in a baseball stadium-turned-soccer pitch that has suddenly become Pinellas County’s largest concert venue — you can read more about that here — but came away impressed with Collective Soul’s surprisingly excellent set.”