Posted On 21 Jan 2019
Tag: Africa, All Access, All Access Music, All Access Music Group, All My Friends, ALTer EGO, AlterEgo 19, Bishop Briggs, Brandon Flowers, Can't Knock The Hustle, Concert Review, David Shaw, Forum, Harms, How Long, iHeartRadio, Josh Dun, Jumpsuit, KYSR, Land of the Free, Los Angeles, MUSE, Pressure, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Tamo, The Killers, The Revivalists, Tim Mcilrath, Tom Morello, Toto, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph, Undone (The Sweater Song), Weezer, Wish I Knew You
The second annual 2019 iHEARTRADIO ALTer EGO this past SATURDAY (1/19) featured a star-studded lineup from the Alternative format on a rotating stage from 7:30p-midnight at THE FORUM in LOS ANGELES.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS opened the show in the pitch black arena with the band’s JOSH DUN walking out on stage carrying a torch while TYLER JOSEPH appeared in a black ski mask and his guitar as a car went up in flames behind him during a performance of their hit single, “Jumpsuit”
THE REVIVALISTS hit the stage next and played a five-song set, which included their hit singles “All My Friends” and “Wish I Knew You.” During their set lead singer DAVID SHAW left the stage to serenade and shake hands with fans.
KYSR (ALT 98.7)/LOS ANGELES mid-dayer TAMO and PM-driver HARMS teased a surprise to the crowd while introducing RISE AGAINST. The band’s big surprise was RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s TOM MORELLO to perform “How Long.” As TIM MCILRATH sang, MORELLO shred through the track with his guitar – using his teeth at one point for a true rockstar moment.
BISHOP BRIGGS hit the stage next in a pink jumpsuit. She admitted to be nervous and thrilled to be the only female on the lineup. Mid-performance, BRIGGS joyously celebrated saying, “I’m the woman on this lineup! And I’m going to try not to cry … there was the WOMEN’S MARCH today and I just want to thank iHEART and ALT 98.7 for representing female musicians so thank you.”
WEEZER fired up the crowd with 30 minutes of hits from the last 25 years, opening with “Undone (The Sweater Song)” and closing with massive cover of TOTO’s “Africa.” Mid-set, WEEZER delivered their current single, “Can’t Knock The Hustle” off their forthcoming 10th album, known as “The Black Album” due out MARCH 1st.
Following last week’s surprise release of a new politically charged single, “Land Of The Free,” BRANDON FLOWERS of THE KILLERS revved up the crowd with an electric set that included “The Man,” “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” “Human,” “Space Man,” “All These Things I’ve Done,” “Read My Mind,” and “When You Were Young.”
MUSE closed out ALTer EGO by starting off their set with their current single “Pressure,” followed by “Psycho,” but one of the highlights of their performance was during fan favorite, “Uprising” – during the song MATT BELLAMY let everyone at THE FORUM sing in unison – a true uprising.
The sold-out event was broadcasted live across over 70 Alternative and Rock iHEARTRADIO stations and livestreamed on LIVEXLIVE.