Parkway Drive Setlist
Miss May I Setlist
There was nothing quiet and calming about the show. From the second that opening act In Heart Wake (an Australian metalcore band) took the stage, the crowd erupted along with the energy of the band. For an opening band, these guys really knew how to get the crowd going and how to keep the energy up. Singer Jake Taylor was all over the stage and getting in the crowd's faces which is exactly what you want at a heavy show like this.
They impressed the crowd with their professional sound and pure talent. These guys have toured the US with acts such as The Ghost Inside and Every Time I Die but had yet to hit up the Twin Cities. After the response they got from the crowd, they promised they would be back next year and for good reason. Keep your eyes on these guys. They are going to hit the scene and blow it up.
Thy Art Is Murder
Miss May I was the only American band on the bill last night. They are a melodic hardcore band from Ohio that has toured with bands such as Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine. I saw these guys this past February at Mill City Nights with August Burns Red. They did so much better last night because of the intimacy of the venue. There were kids trying to crowd surf but due to the size of the club, there were no barricades to the kids would just end up on the stage. This would annoy many bands but all of the bands last night (including Miss May I) took this as an opportunity to get closer with the fans by giving them high fives and hugs as they barreled onto the stage.
There was an endless stream of crowd surfers that seemed to get stranded up on the stage for a few moments until either another member of the crowd threw them back onto the sweaty pile of people that had gathered at the front of the stage of a tech guy did the same. There was nothing but respect felt for this band. They were pioneers and legends and the kids in the crowd treated them as such. No on tried to grab the microphones away, they simply banged their heads and pumped their fists until they were swallowed up by the sweaty pit.
This tour was in support of Parkway Drive's newest release Ire which came out September on Epitaph Records, but they played songs that dated all the way back to their debut album Killing With a Smile.
Remaining tour dates:
Nov. 12 Toronto, Canada – Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 13 Montreal, Canada – Metropolis
Nov. 14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 16 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Nov. 17 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov. 18 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
Nov. 19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Nov. 20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 21 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov. 22 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Nov. 23 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Nov. 24 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 25 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Nov. 27 Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
Nov. 29 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 30 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Dec. 01 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Dec. 02 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
Dec. 03 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
Dec. 05 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec. 06 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Parkway Drive at Cabooze, Minneapolis (08 November 2015)