Hellyeah continued their Celebration Of Life tour at the House of Blues in San Diego, California on December 17, 2019. The show was an early Christmas present as friends and fans gathered to celebrate the life and music of drumming legend Vinnie Paul. Nonpoint and Deepfall put on energetic shows to get the crowd primed for an intense, emotional set led by Chad Gray’s impassioned vocals and emotional stories. Guitarists Tom Maxwell and Christian Brady traded licks over bassist Kyle Sanders wild energy. Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga played the drums brilliantly.
Hellyeah decided to finish the album they had begun before Vinnie Paul’s sudden passing, and completed it as a tribute to thier blood brother in arms. The resulting album is as emotionally powerful as it is musically. The band performed a tribute concert in Las Vegas, and was touched by the love, support and catharsis shared equally by artist and fan alike. The rock and roll community is truly a family, and they decided that they had to “Keep on keepin’ on”, as Paul like to say, by taking the tribute on the road to visit family.
Chad Gray spent most of the show in the crowd, making a physical connection with as many people as he could – screaming together, moshing and crowd surfing. He gave several motivational speeches which lifted the spirits of everyone there. They ended the celebration with 2 Pantera songs, “I’m Broken” and “Walk”, joined by Nonpoint vocalist Elias Soriano. For the encore, they went back to the beginning with 2 songs from their first album. Music heals and binds us, and Hellyeah still has so much more to give to us all.
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Hellyeah San Diego 2019 setlist:
Oh My God
Demons In The Dirt
Sangre por Sangre (Blood for Blood)
Cross to Bier
Black Flag Army
Skyy and Water (video tribute)
Walk (Pantera) with Elias Soriano of Nonpoint