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Tonight, one of America’s best selling bands treated fans at Thunder Valley Casino and Resort to a night of hard-hitting, down to earth music that reverberated throughout the revamped outdoor stadium.

The Fray who found stardom with Grey’s Anatomy has continued their meteoric rise with both the fans and the charts alike. This fame landed them the coveted gig of opening-up for U2; one of the biggest rock bands of our generation and helped to solidify their place among the greats.

Even with the increment weather, The Fray started off their set with a hard-hitting, powerful number titled, “Here We Are,” which sounds as if it could be a lead song on their upcoming album (no release date set). The next two songs, “Cable Car” and “All At Once” brought the audience to their feet and started the night off with a punch. Throughout their entire set the band, or more appropriately Isaac Slade, bantered with the audience and made them feel as much a part of the show as the band itself.

If you have ever been to a Fray concert you know just how commanding the stage performance and presence of Isaac Slade is. Whether he is singing “Absolute” or “Fighter” there is no doubt that he feels at home in front of an audience. In many respects it is a lot like watching Bono in his younger years. For the audience this is a fantastic attribute since it means that the band sounds amazingly similar live as they do on the CD; not only do you get a fantastic physical performance but also a vocal one.


For more information on upcoming performance at Thunder Valley Casino and Resort click here.

Marc McLaughlin is a contributing writer and photographer with the Sacramento Press.

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