Photos by: Dhruv Kumar
It’s a Tuesday night in Huntington, New York faced with torrential downpours and major traffic delays. But that was not enough to stop fans from attending the show. The audience ranged from teens to older metalheads looking for a good time. Some fans were also new to the scene.
Opening up for I Prevail’s “The Trauma Tour” was Justin Stone, A 22-year-old alternative Hip-Hop artist. Justin warmed up the crowd in ways most openers would not dare. By singing upfront by the barricade to fans. Throughout the set, Justin would go into the crowd to start a mosh pit as he performed one of his singles. Concert goers took no time and joined in on all the fun.
Next up we have Issues hailing in from Atlanta, Georgia. Opening up with “Hooligans” band members took no time getting up on stage and getting the show started. Their performance was getting intense enough for fans to start crowd surfing to the front. Notable energy came from Skyler Acord (bassist). Skyler jumped around on stage, headbanging with his luscious locks and making himself very photogenic. Issues continued with “COMA”, “Blue Wall” and ending their set with “Mad at Myself”.
3. Never Lose Your Flames
4. Stingray Affliction
6. Blue Wall
7. Tapping Out
8. The Realest
9. Slow Me Down
10. Mad at Myself
The final band of the evening is I Prevail, the second group of the night hailing from Michigan. Opening up their set with “Bow Down”, from their album Trauma, got fans rattled up and pits opened up and fans catching some good air time. Justin Stone joined the band for “Rise Above It” singing parts of the song before heading off to the back. Continuing with the mayhem “Gasoline” seemed to be a crowd favorite as fans sang along as the pit got a little crazier. A familiar song from SiriusXM’s Octane channel “Lifelines” made its live performance debut at the paramount and fans sang along and waving their hands and phones in the air. As the night went on “Face Your Demons”, “Paranoid”, “DOA” made it in their overall set with “Breaking Down” and “Come and Get It” is the encore performance that ended the night.
1. Bow Down
3. Rise Above It
(with Justin Stone)
7. Stuck in Your Head
8. Face Your Demons
10. Goodbye (interlude)
13. Every Time You Leave
15. Breaking Down
16. Come and Get It
8/1 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
8/3 — Lake Buena Vista, FL — House of Blues
8/4 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
8/5 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
8/7 — Belvidere, IL — The Apollo Theatre
8/8 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
8/9 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
*Festival Date; I Prevail Only
ABOUT I PREVAIL:
Gold-certified Michigan quartet I Prevail refashion, re-up, and recharge rock music on their anxiously awaited 2019 sophomore offering, Trauma [Fearless Records]. If anybody can elevate the genre to mainstream ubiquity once more, it’s this band. Since their 2014 arrival, they set a precedent to catalyze rock’s evolution. The band put up astounding numbers rarely synonymous with the genre or their peers, for that matter. Nearing half-a-billion streams and 115 million YouTube views, they moved over 500,000 albums worldwide, notched three #1 singles on SiriusXM Octane, and played 500-plus shows in just three years. Not to mention, they achieved a gold single in the form of their take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” from the Heart Vs. Mind EP. On the mega-anticipated 2019 offering Trauma, they uplift rock to a plateau where soundscapes can unpredictably toss and turn between heavy metal, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic moods without warning, boundaries, or rules. Meanwhile, the lyrics team with confessional emotionality as if ripped from the pages of a secret diary. Vulnerable, vital, and visceral, the 15-track opus illuminates the future, and it’s as bright and bold as the singles “Breaking Down“ and “Bow Down.” Rock may never be the same after this Trauma.
Catch I Prevail’s new album “Trauma” available everywhere now!!!