Mach22 release video of “Get Ready” showing when band opened for Guns N’ Roses in 2016
In advance of Mach22 opening for Bon Jovi tomorrow night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, the group has released a video of their performance playing its song “Get Ready” while opening for Guns N’ Roses at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on July 14, 2016.
Mach22 posted the following message in part on their Facebook page back on March 28th:
“Who is ready for Bon Jovi at Wells Fargo Center this Friday? WE ARE!! The next 3 days cannot pass soon enough!
While we are all waiting, check out the premier of our pro-shot video of “Get Ready” from the Linc last summer!!! Video credits go out to the Lincoln Financial Field film crew and Chad Jenkins, and huge thanks to Chad for editing as well!!
On behalf of Lamont, Sebastian, Damian, Jaron, and Ric, thank you all for the years of MACH22 support, and we will see you Friday!”
In an interview with Sleaze Roxx about two months ago, Mach22 drummer Damian MonteCarlo stated the following about opening up for Guns N’ Roses back on July 14, 2016: “It was such an amazing experience! The entire week leading up to it was probably the greatest week of my life. It was something I will never forget. We felt like Rocky Balboa getting ready for his fight with Apollo, with the entire city rallying behind us. I could have never imagined being on a stage that size, but we all felt really comfortable being there. We were treated as equals. We had full range of the stage, everywhere except the ramps behind us, got a soundcheck, ate filet mignon at the band catering dinner, had a locker room with showers for a dressing room, booze etc…. Amazing [laughs]!
Anytime you’re an opening act, chances are you’re not going to play for a capacity crowd. That place holds over 50,000 people and though there may have been 5,000 or 6,000 people and looked empty, it’s still the largest crowd we’ve ever played in front of and the crowd was still loud and very receptive. If you put 5,000 or so people in a stadium that size it’s gonna look like 50. It didn’t really change the way we felt or played. Whether we’re playing in front of five, 5,000 or 50,000, we’re still gonna rock your faces off. It was great seeing so many people there with Mach22 shirts on. When we finished playing, we all walked out into the crowd and were greeted by fans and friends. We felt like we won the Super Bowl or something.
It’s quite an honor to open up for your heroes, especially a legendary band such as Guns N’ Roses and very special since we were the only unsigned band to open for them on this tour. We’re very grateful for that opportunity.”
Mach22‘s “Get Ready” video:
Mach22 performing their version of “Get Ready” at Lincoln Financial Field 7/14/16 opening for Guns N’ Roses.Video by Chad JenkinsMach22 is:Lamont Caldwell – …