3/02 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
3/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert
3/04 – Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona
3/05 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
3/06 – Boston, Mass. @ TBA
3/07 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theater of Living Arts
3/08 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
3/10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
3/11 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum
3/13 – Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live
3/14 – Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl
3/17 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo City
3/18 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
3/20 – Oklahoma City, Ok @ Farmers Public
3/21 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
A War Within
Sirens & Sailors
Even though their music was much heavier than the rest of the bands, the crowd still enjoyed it and wouldn't stop talking about how great they were. They truly were amazing live. Usually it's hard to make a band this heavy sound clean but these guys sounded super clean. You could hear every snare hit and bass drum kick while still hearing the intricate guitar lines and driving bass lines. So maybe they didn't fit the line-up perfectly but these guys definitely got more people talking than any other bands that played.
The Plot in You
Miss May I
They started the set with "Turn Back The Time" from their newest album Deathless which came out last August on Rise Records. From there they played a good mix of old and new music including fan favorite "Hey Mister" from At Heart (2012). It didn't matter if these guys were playing an old song or new song, everything sounded polished and professional. The crowd shouted every single word to every single song.
Blessthefall, as I mentioned, is currently on this tour promoting their new album To Those Left Behind which they played a couple of songs off of last night. The new songs seemed to blend into the older songs they played which date back to their first album His Last Walk which debuted in 2007. This Phoenix band has been on tour for what seems like forever so it's nice to see them finally headlining a tour with such a great supporting line-up.
Singer Beau Bokan really had a way with the audience. When he said jumped, the young, impressionable crowd jumped as high as they could. He was not afraid to reach out into the crowd and shake the hands of the swooning teenage girls that had pushed their way to the front of the crowd. His voice powered through the screams and screeches coming from the crowd. Blessthefall's sound is heavy and loud but just what every teenage looks for in music. The band members are cute and even though the music is heavy, it's not out of control or over the top with vulgar lyrics.
Blessthefall at Mill City Nights, Minneapolis (29 February 2016)