Photos and Words by Shakil Hossain
The co-headlining Never Ending Summer tour led by the Offspring and 311 hit the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. The band rocked the audience with a mixture of both older hits from their album Smash and Americana along with songs from their anticipated upcoming album - expected to be released this year. Their music matured over the last 20 years and Offspring’s live performance showed the band has perfected live music performance with their experience and love for music.
311 closed the show with songs from their latest album Mosaic and their previous hits, upholding their reputation for one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands around. Guitarist Tim Mahoney and bassist P-Nut head banged, danced through almost every song, and the band kept the audience on their toes throughout. Martinez’s freestyle complemented Nick Hexum’s vocal perfectly as they both took the role of the front man in almost every song.
Throughout the night, the audience was taken up and down with heavier music from Offspring and lighter, harmonious music from 311. The audience responded with dancing and singing as one more perfect, Toronto summer concert ended leaving everyone on a high note.
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