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Pierce The Veil wsg Tonight Alive – Royal Oak, MI – November 8, 2012

| 13 November 2012 | Reply

Reviewed by Alex Morey

The first time I saw Pierce the Veil, they were great, they were amazing the second time, and this time, they were absolutely phenomenal.  Their performance in Royal Oak for the Collide With the Sky tour was nothing short of amazing.  From the first notes of “May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep” to the closing moments of “King For A Day,” the crowd was going crazy, everyone was having a blast, and by the end, everyone wanted more.

One of the best things about the show was that although the entire tour was named after their newest CD, they weren’t afraid to mix in some old hits including an acoustic version of “Yeah Boy” and “Doll Face” from ‘A Flair For The Dramatic’ and “Bulletproof Love” and “Caraphernelia” from ‘Selfish Machines.’  Although it was nice to hear those songs I would have liked to hear a couple of more songs from their new CD, since they are touring behind it right now.  Overall it was a very solid set list featuring some of the best songs from their new CD and crowd favorites from their older ones.

One thing that I’ve always loved about Pierce The Veil is that they know how to make the crowd react to them and they look like they are having the time of their lives doing it. Part of that is the awesome stuff they do on stage. One of those things was bringing a crowned Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens out to help sing “King For A Day” and Jenna McDougall from Tonight Alive to help out with “Hold On Till May.”  Those songs were already great and were made all that much better with the help.

Overall it was an amazing performance from a band that has proved themselves time and time again. I loved it, the crowd loved it, everyone had a great time and there isn’t anything more anyone can ask. Pierce the Veil has once again shown me just how much fun a concert can be.

Being the first time I have ever seen Tonight Alive in concert I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I had listened to “What Are You so Scared Of?” multiple times and had decent hopes going into their set.  With that said, I have to say that I was very pleased to find that not only did I really enjoy the show they put on, but I also knew all of the songs in the set list which really helped me enjoy the show so much more.

Tonight Alive did a fantastic job of getting the crowd involved through their entire set with clapping, jumping, waving, and just about everything else.  The crowd really loved following along and singing as loud as possible; they put on an awesome show that everybody seemed to enjoy immensely.  They opened with “Breaking and Entering,” which helped everyone get pumped up for the rest of the show. Songs like “Little Lion Man,” “Wasting Away,” and “What Are You So Scared Of?” showed what Tonight Alive is made of.

After seeing them live, Tonight Alive is definitely a band I will be going to check out again the next time they come through.  With their awesome live performance, enjoyable sound, and their ability to get the crowd going, I really feel like they will always be a fun show to go too.  I can’t wait to see what they release in the future and for them to come back.

Category: Live Reviews

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