12/09/15 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
12/10/15 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
12/11/15 Houston, TX Warehouse Live - Ballroom
12/12/15 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
12/14/15 Nashville, TN Rocketown
12/15/15 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theater
12/16/15 Charlotte, NC Amos' SouthEnd
12/18/15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
12/19/15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
12/20/15 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
03/19/16 Self Help Festival
05/08/16 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion
I have seen ETID over a dozen times live and it's all about their live shows. The amount of energy these guys have is unreal. The band is fronted by Keith Buckley who is considered a bit of a god among men in the scene. Many would consider him to be the reason why the band has so much energy and is so fun to watch live. He is always all over the stage, doing flips off the stage into the crowd, everything. Just downright fun to watch.
A couple of days ago, Keith Buckley made a statement that there had been complications in his wife's pregnancy and he would be flying home to be with his wife and unborn daughter. Just as the saying goes, the show must go on. I have to be honest, the second I saw Keith issue that statement, I started wondering if I was even going to go to the show anymore. He was the main reason I love ETID's live show so much and ETID was really the only band I was dying to see on the bill last night. Keith had said that he would have some friends covering vocals for him and I instantly started playing the guessing game in my head as to who it could be. I tried to think of everyone and honestly, in my head, nobody could do ETID justice.
Oh how wrong I was. Tyler from Exalt took the stage and blew me away with his energy. He jumped into the crowd twice, just like Keith would do. He didn't sing (and be sing, I mean scream) all of the words perfectly much like Keith. He was all over the stage at all times like Keith always is. All of that being said, he was obviously not trying to be Keith. He respected the stage and the crowd. He knew the circumstances of why he was on that stage. He gave it his all as Tyler from Exalt.. not Tyler from Exalt trying to be Keith from ETID.
ETID didn't give up and go home when their frontman had to be rushed home. They pulled themselves up by the bootstraps, figured it out, called some friends, and made it through. Resilience. It's the name of the game in this scene and can make or break a band. ETID proved why they are so successful in this scene and I'm sure Exalt gained many new members and a huge new fan base that they more than deserve.
Stick To Your Guns
Wage War played a heavy hitting set that warmed the crowd up and got them moving. Wage War's Blueprints is available now on Fearless Records.
I would definitely keep my eyes on both of these bands if I were you. There are big things coming for the both of them.
August Burns Red
August Burns Red's latest album, Found in Far Away Places is out now on Fearless Records. Their single "Identity" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category.
Postscript: Keith Buckley's wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Both baby and mommy are healthy and good.
Every Time I Die at Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis (05 December 2015)