Daughtry rocks BancorpSouth Arena

TUPELO – Rock ‘n’ roll fans braved chilly temperatures and messy, rainy weather to see Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman and Cavo in concert at the BancorpSouth Arena on Monday night.
More than 4,500 turned out for the concert.
Daughtry is led by Chris Daughtry, who placed fourth in the fifth season of “American Idol.” The band recently released its second consecutive No. 1 album, “Leave This Town.”
The band got the crowd to its feet and kept them there for much of the night, performing hits like “It’s Not Over,” “No Surprise” and “Home.”
“Y’all are the loudest crowd we’ve had in a long time,” Daughtry told the audience. “Man, y’all look good.”
Alternative rockers Theory of a Deadman had the crowd on its feet with several tracks off its latest album, “Scars and Souveniers.” The audience screamed loudest for some of its biggest hits, like “Bad Girlfriend,” “Santa Monica” and “Not Meant To Be.”
“We’ve had a wonderful time; we hope we can come back real soon,” lead singer Tyler Connolly said.
Missouri-based hard rock band Cavo opened the show.
The band played a host of tunes off its debut album, “Bright Nights, Dark Days.” The quartet received thunderous applause when the band played its hit “Champagne.”
The guys in Cavo also went out to meet and greet fans at a merchandise table after their set.
“It’s very important to us to meet our fans,” said Cavo lead singer Casey Walker. “We really appreciate you guys coming out early to check out the opening bands.”

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