Photos: Foo Fighters at Power Balance Pavilion

After an original Oct. 20 show date that had to be rescheduled, alt-rock powerhouse Foo Fighters performed at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday night for about 10,000 fans.

Opening the show was fantastic L.A. punk band The Bronx, playing as their alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx, which is less a gimmick than you might think.

What started as a lark for the punk band has grown into a love that has seen the band release two mariachi albums and gain a following, and, yes, they stay true to the authentic mariachi style of music as well as wear black charro suits.

The band performs in a variety of ways, sometimes incorporating mariachi into their punk set, sometimes performing as a punk band and mariachi band on consecutive nights, and sometimes having one band open up for the other.

Following Mariachi El Bronx was Cage the Elephant from Bowling Green, Ky. The band found success with their 2009 single "Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked" and have been touring constantly since then. Vocalist Matthew Schultz is known for stage diving at Cage performances, and this night was no exception.

"Promise me one thing," Schultz told the crowd from the stage. "If I jump into the crowd and get knocked unconscious, I want you to promise to keep passing my body around and having a good time!"

And then it was time for the rock.

With seven studio albums and tons of singles to their credit, the Foo Fighters had plenty of popular material to draw from.

Excited fans in the house received a high-energy 23-song rock ‘n’ roll set that lasted over two hours and was worth the wait.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Foo Fighters perform at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Cage the Elephant performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Guitarist Brad Schultz of Cage the Elephant performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Matthew Schultz of Cage the Elephant looks out into the crowd before jumping off the stage.

Matthew Schultz of Cage the Elephant crowd surfs after jumping off stage.

Mariachi El Bronx performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Vocalist Matt Caughthran of Mariachi El Bronx performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Mariachi El Bronx performs at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, CA on November 1, 2011.

Photos by Steven Chea.

Conversation Express your views, debate, and be heard with those in your area closest to the issue. RSS Feed

November 2, 2011 | 7:39 PM

Amazing photos, Steven! They went all out as a mariachi. :)

November 3, 2011 | 4:17 PM

I’ve seen so many great photos from this show and these are no exception! What a great show by the Foo Fighters. Easily one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Hopefully it won’t take them another eight years to come back through town.

November 3, 2011 | 7:26 PM

Way to go!! Amazing pictures!!

Leave a Reply