(Autumn Kings band members meet with Kid Rock at his restaurant inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on September 11, 2018. From left to right, Tibor Bognar, Jake Diab, Kid Rock, and Joe Coccimiglio. Photo above courtesy of Jake Diab / Autumn Kings.)
Windsor area natives and talented rockers, the Autumn Kings, brought a long awaited, highly anticipated, show to their hometown for the first time in over a year! The last time the Autumn Kings performed live in Windsor was during Bluesfest Windsor 2017. But this past weekend local fans were thrilled by the concert dubbed the Autumn Kings Takeover with special guests Detroit’s No Resolve and Windsor’s Disaster Strike. The show took place at RockStar Music Hall on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
Local Autumn Kings fans will be thrilled to know that they can catch the band performing live inside Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant and bar located within the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena. Band member Jake Diab told Eyes On Windsor, the band will take the stage following select home games with dates set for October 4, 26, November 9, December 14, January 4, and February 1.
Kid Rock and the Detroit Wings embracing the band has been creating a buzz in the media and among fans lately. On Facebook the Autumn Kings posted, “first thing he (Kid Rock) told us is how much he loves Devil in Disguise and digs Autumn Kings. You are an incredibly intelligent, passionate man with an outstanding team and we are grateful to have you CHAMPIONING us in Detroit. We’re proud to be integrated into the Kid Rock and Detroit Red Wings family – This season is going to be epic…”
Devil In Disguise, one of the band’s latest releases, has been used as a goal song during Detroit Red Wings games last season and during this year’s pre-season! The Red Wings even told the band they would like to use the song as one of their goal songs for the 2018/19 season which kicks off this Thursday, October 4th. The song may even be named the Wings official goal song for the season but an official decision has not been announced yet.
Jake Diab explained, “This year they (Detroit Red Wings) are looking to have one exclusive Goal Song for the season. Devil in Disguise is a top contender for this year’s exclusive Goal song, though the Red Wings have not yet come to a decision. Regardless, the team will be playing Devil in Disguise throughout the season in some capacity, be it after goals, or during other parts of the game.”
For more information about Autumn Kings visit: http://www.autumnkings.com
The capacity crowd loved the Autumn Kings Takeover show this past weekend right here in Windsor at RockStar Music Hall. The crowd was also thrilled by opening performances by Detroit’s explosive alternative rockers, No Resolve and Windsor’s high energy young rockers, Disaster Strike.
Since exploding on the music scene in 2009, No Resolve has attracted legions of devoted fans with their high-energy, deeply personal, thematic songs. Featuring lead singer Oscar Pegorraro, guitarists Jason Hatmaker and Matty Shea, bassist Dennis Patterson and drummer Derek Bjornson, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Papa Roach, Hinder & Pop Evil, Sick Puppies and Buckcherry.
For more information about No Resolve visit: https://www.facebook.com/noresolve/
Disaster Strike is a young local band made up of Massimo Chiodo, Matt Scalzo, Devin Amyotte and Tyler Hillman. The group plays classic rock from the 50s to the present including covers and original tracks. The band first caught Eyes On Windsor’s attention when we saw them perform, and win, the 2018 Windsor Rock For Dimes championship back in February.
For more information about Disaster Strike visit: https://www.facebook.com/DisasterStrikeBand/
Autumn Kings Takeover was hosted at RockStar Music Hall in Windsor. The venue is know for bringing a continuous line up of spectacular entertainment to their stage. For more information about upcoming shows visit: https://rockstarvenue.com
Photos by Noah Gecelovsky
Noah Gecelovsky is a young photojournalist and St. Clair College journalism program graduate. He has covered events across Windsor-Essex County for the college’s Scene Magazine and the MediaPlex. As a freelance photographer, he has shot bands in cities across Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. When on the opposite of the camera lens, Noah is the talented drummer of Blues rock band, The Dead River Kings. Since 2017, Noah has offered freelance photography services as Raging Bull Photography which can be found on Facebook and Instagram.