August Burns Red Setlist
4/05/2016 Emo's - Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre - Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial - Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre - Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos - Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall - Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall - New York, NY
Between The Buried & Me’s music is chaotic. Take a little bit of jazz, a little bit of blues, and mix it with a whole lot of metal you might have something somewhat close to what these guys are putting out. There are moments when singer Tommy Rogers plays riffs on the piano that make you feel like you are about to watch some musical but then guitarist Paul Waggoner comes in with some sweeping guitar solo and you are reminded that you are at nothing less than an amazing metal show.
There is not much banter between the band members which completely blows my mind. The music is so complicated and at times it feels like each band member is playing a completely different song. You would think that they would have to interact in order to make sure they all come together when need be but not these guys. They are each in their own little world and although the music sounds like a cluster at times, it all comes together in pure harmony.
These guys played songs from almost all of their releases. They even played a song that dated back to 2001. The crowd was eating it up. Regardless of what year or album the song was from, the crowd was loving it. They demanded an encore from BTBAM and got just that. After playing for a good 45 minutes, BTBAM came back on stage and played “Selkies: The Endless Obsession” as one last hoorah. Even after that, the crowd lingered as they chanted “one more song” but the band never came back out.
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The crowd was intense as the pit opened up and kept on getting bigger and bigger. At one point, Jake had the crowd split for a “wall of death”. A wall of death is when the crowd splits in half and then on the singer’s word, they run at each other and hope not to die. This is always fun to watch as people slam into each other and bodies go flying. Security was on it. As soon as Jake made the motion for the crowd the split, the guards were up on the barricades with eyes open just waiting for someone to get hurt. The crowd couldn't wait and before Jake even started the countdown, the walls had hit. This definitely wasn't the best wall of death I had ever seen but it's always a sight to see regardless.
Between The Buried & Me’s latest Coma Ecliptic is out now on Metal Blade.
Between the Buried and Me at Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis (02 April 2016)