This show is something I couldn’t wait for. Three bands that are killing it beyond words in the metal scene today, and they put on one hell of a show.
Opening up was Loathe, the venue was already packed by the time they went on, and everybody was loving it. Songs like “New Faces In The Dark” and “Gored” had an insane crowd response. Incredible live act.
Next was Periphery. I love this band. The new album, is incredible, highly recommend it. That night they played 2 of those songs and it killed me. This was my first time catching them live. As a drummer myself, Matt Halpern is a god amongst men, and half the show I just spent with my jaw on the floor in awe of what he was doing. Also getting to see “The Bad Thing” live was a huge highlight.
Last was Underoath. Oh my god, this band is the greatest. I’ve seen them about 6/7 times now and they get better every time. They’re my favorite band behind Judas Priest so maybe I’m a little biased here but they put on THE BEST live show around (that isn’t Rammstein). Opening with “It’s Dangerous Business….” was an odd choice to me but it was the most hype I’ve ever seen in a crowd. I that version of “Breathing In A New Mentality”, I wish they recorded that because that was the best I ever heard that song live. Getting to see “Down Set Go” was something I’ve waited a long time for. They’re worth every penny. Go see them, go see this tour.
The Blind Obedience Tour with Periphery and Loathe started today, March 3 in Silver Spring and concludes on April 2 in Nashville, plus festivals at the Slam Dunk Festival and Inkcarceration Festival.
03/03/23 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore* (SOLD OUT)
03/04/23 – Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater*
03/05/23 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount*
03/07/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room*
03/08/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Roxian*
03/10/23 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt*
03/11/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club*
03/13/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe*
03/14/23 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
03/15/23 – Kansas City, MO @ The Uptown Theater*
03/17/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotilion*
03/18/23 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater* (SOLD OUT)
03/20/23 – Boise, ID @ Revolution*
03/21/23 – Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom*
03/23/23 – Wheatland, CA @ The Hard Rock Casino*
03/24/23 – Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues* (SOLD OUT)
03/25/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl*
03/26/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soma*
03/27/23 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theater*
03/29/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ The El Rey Theatre*
03/31/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom*
04/01/23 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall*
04/02/23 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
05/27/23 – Hatfield, EN @ Slam Dunk Festival
05/28/23 – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
07/15/23 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Festival
*Blind Obedience Tour with Periphery and Loathe
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Their pair of gold albums and three Grammy nominations stand in stark defiance of the idea of commercial compromise. The Underoath catalog weaponizes noise, aggression, and ambiance as skillfully as melody. The combination of heaviness and headiness found on Define the Great Line makes it the only record of its kind to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
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