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article imageReview: Saint Asonia performs at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in NY Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 30, 2016 in Music
Wantagh - On a rainy July 30, Canadian rock band Saint Asonia performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Long Island.
They shared the stage with such musical acts as Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed. Saint Asonia opened their set with the upbeat and rocking "Fairy Tale," and it was followed by "King of Nothing."
Front-man Adam Gontier introduced their band as Saint Asonia, and shared that "Dying Slowly" is a love song, and went on to deliver an empowering rendition of the tune, which was instantly a hit with the fans.
Gontier noted that he and his band-mates all came from different bands, but they still perform songs from their previous bands, since they wrote these songs themselves, and they play them the way they were meant to be heard. That was evident with their spitfire version of the Three Days Grace chart-topper "Just Like You," as well as the popular hit "I Hate Everything About You," where everybody at Jones Beach was singing along with Gontier.
For the first time on this tour, they invited a special guest to join them onstage, which was Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge, who played lead guitar on "Better Place," and he helped elevate it to a higher level. Tremonti had great musical chemistry with the guys from Saint Asonia. They closed their set with "Let Me Live My Life," which is about standing up for oneself, and it had a liberating message to it.
Aside from Gontier on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Saint Asonia is comprised of Mike Mushok on lead guitar, Corey Lowery on bass and background vocals, as well as Rich Beddoe on drums. Gontier stated that his group is in it for the long run, and he encouraged all the fans to hear their album, whether it is downloading it online, burning it or buying it.
The Verdict
Overall, Saint Asonia was able to rock out at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater despite the heavy rainfall. They were able to warm up the stage for all the rock acts that followed them. They are highly recommended seeing live whenever they are in town. Their live show garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars.
To learn more about rock band Saint Asonia, check them out on Facebook.
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