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Unplugged Echoes: Breaking Benjamin's INTIMATE Acoustic FESTIVAL at The NorVa

The Downtown Norfolk's Norva recently witnessed an evening of sheer musical brilliance, headlined by the iconic Breaking Benjamin in an intimate acoustic setting.

East Coast Music Review had the opportunity to photograph and review this phenominal performance. The night was set in motion by the incredible Keith Wallen, whose opening act with "All Eyes On You" mesmerized the audience, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

Breaking Benjamin's acoustic rendition brought a new, raw dimension to their music, allowing fans to connect with the songs on a deeper level. The show, however, had an unexpected and delightful twist when lead singer Benjamin Burnley introduced his son, Benjamin Jackson Burnley V. Young Benjamin joined the band on guitar, adding a heartwarming touch to the performance that left the audience in awe.

The band's opening number, "I Will Not Bow," transformed the venue into a sea of voices as the crowd sang along with every word, their passion echoing through the walls of the Norva. This connection between the band and their fans was palpable, creating an atmosphere that was both electric and intimate.

The setlist was a masterful blend of 15 well-loved songs, showcasing the band's versatility and the emotional depth of their music. Each song was performed with a raw authenticity that is the hallmark of acoustic shows, allowing each lyric and chord to resonate with the audience.

The evening culminated in an encore with "Rain," a fitting conclusion to a night filled with memorable melodies and heartfelt performances. The song's gentle, reflective nature served as the perfect endnote, leaving the audience both elated and moved.

Breaking Benjamin's acoustic show at Norva was not just a concert; it was a celebration of music, emotion, and the unbreakable bond between an artist and their fans. The addition of Benjamin's son to the band added a personal touch that made the night even more special. Fans left with memories that will last a lifetime, eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to see this phenomenal band live.

Breaking Benjamin's acoustic show at Norva was a fantastic display of musical artistry, intimacy, and connection, making it a must-see for fans and newcomers alike!

Photos: Sonja Asbjorndottir



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