By: Mary Welch
On Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending The Resurrection Tour, with only a three band bill: Crown the Empire, Asking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides. This was the first time getting to see Crown the Empire’s full set, and they were ten times better that I could have imagined. Vocalist Andy “Leo” Velasquez sang every single note on key, like every other vocalist should. I got to hear newer songs, as well as some of my older favourites. This highly acclaimed Texas band has tour dates around the states, Canada, Europe, and Taiwan until May, so do yourself a favor and catch them at a date near you.
Having only three bands on the lineup was definitely a plus, especially since Asking Alexandria had technical issues resulting in a guitarist chugging a beer in front of the crowd, vocalist Danny Worsnop making dirty jokes in his heavy British accent, pointing to door for people who haven’t bought their new album yet, and singing “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Once the issue was resolved, the band continued with their set as if nothing had ever happened, keeping the crowd’s attention. Though I was never interested in their music beforehand, Worsnop’s vocals were definitely impressive and they are worth a try. Asking Alexandria just released their latest album nearly a month ago, which is self-titled.
Finally, Black Veil Brides closed the night with their incredible guitar riffs, drum solos, and vocals. Guitarists Jinxx and Jake Pitts often stand back to back in front of the audience and play parts that compliment each other, and that is one of my favourite things to see. I have been a fan of Black Veil Brides as long as I can remember, and each member always blows me away with their talent. I left the show feeling so much appreciation for the band and wanted to see them play live over and over again. In fact, all of the bands had a distinguished sound and personality, which was especially easy to see with only three bands on the lineup instead of the usual four or more.
Despite getting a lot of hate in the past for the way they look, I hope others can have an open mind when it comes to Black Veil Brides and their dedication to making genuinely great music. Buy their album Vale, which was just released this month, on iTunes, Apple Music, or Google Play, or stream it on Spotify today. Black Veil Brides will be touring the states, Canada, and Europe until May, so catch them as well while you can.