Christian hard rockers RED hit the Machine Shop tonight, and anyone who has seen RED live will tell you they put on a brutal live show. It’s a style they’ve developed over years of touring with statesmen of the heavy music genres, as they explained in a recent interview.

“I feel like we went through band boot camp,” guitarist Anthony Armstrong told Loudwire. “We went through a lot of growing pains on those early tours that we were on. Bands like Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin and guys like that had crews that had been on the road for 15 or 20 years who weren’t willing to put up with greenhorns. They whipped us into shape really quick.

“It was a matter of us staying humble. There’s a pecking order and you have to earn respect. It worked out well for us. We just kept our mouths shut and worked our butts off. If you listen and learn, your band grows.”

As for tonight’s show, doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are still available.