Multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin announced a 2019 headline tour across North America back in February, and they made that announcement a local reality at Jiffy Lube Live in a sizzling summer show recently. Jules McNamara was there to shoot the show.
Led by frontman Benjamin Burnley on Aug. 22, the hard rockers played three songs from Ember, their sixth studio album, released last year via Hollywood Records. Those songs included “Red Cold River,” “Torn in Two,” and “Tourniquet.” The band also showcased three songs from their 2015 fifth album, Dark Before Dawn, including “Angels Fall,” “Failure,” and “Never Again.”
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In what was surely a show highlight, Breaking Benjamin broke up the set with a medley that referenced crowd-pleasers “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, and “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, mixed with other covers.
Here are some photos of Breaking Benjamin performing at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 22, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Jules McNamara.