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April 11 Nashville, TN Rocketown
April 13 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
April 14 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
April 15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
April 16 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
April 17 Boston, MA House of Blues
April 19 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
April 20 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
April 21 Norfolk, VA The NorVA
April 22 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
April 23 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Underoath played to a sold out show at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. The show was part of their “Rebirth” tour where they played two of their most popular releases back to back.
The first album they played was my personal favorite, They're Only Chasing Safety. This album is the album that really put them on the map as far as the metal scene was concerned. It was released in 2004 and has stayed a staple in many people's throwback playlists. This album contained so many great songs and being able to see them live again was such a treat.
The live show sounded just like the album only with more energy. Each scream from singer Spencer Chamberlain was perfect and each clean vocal line by Aaron Gillespie (drummer and clean vocalist) was in key and in time. Spencer stormed across the stage, did a couple hair flips, and had the crowd completely in the palm of his hand as they did back years and years ago.
Not much about this band has changed. They have truly stood the test of time and their fans had been waiting for this moment for awhile now. As soon as they lights went dark and the ambient intro music for Underoath started, the crowd started pushing and shoving. Anything to get just a little bit closer to that stage. You could barely hear Spencer or Aaron at times due to the sold out crowd literally screaming every single word to every single song.
After playing They're Only Chasing Safety in its entirety, the band took a quick break (about 3 or 4 minutes) and came back onstage to play Define the Great Line (2006) in its entirety.
Define the Great Line has a completely different sound than They're Only Chasing Safety. It seems to be a little bit calmer and a bit less angsty. I honestly never really fell in love with this CD like I did with They're Only Chasing Safety so I didn't quite know what to expect for this second half of their set but I was definitely not let down.
Even though I was unable to sing along or have the same emotions attached to this album as I was with They're Only Chasing Safety, the amount of emotion the crowd was emitting was enough to make me fall in love with this album. Every lyric that was sang and/or shouted from the stage had so much emotion behind it you couldn't help yourself but get completely lost in the music.
The guitars rang through the venue and you could hear the thump of the bass drum outside of the venue. The bars were empty because nobody wanted to sacrifice a single moment of this show. People of all ages turned out for the show. There were people who had seen Underoath millions of times and then a handful of people who had never seen them before.
Underoath continues their “Rebirth” tour throughout America.
Underoath at Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis (06 April 2016)