Show Report From Atreyu, Unearth, Norma Jean Show From February 28th, In Philadelphia, PA
Band Photo: Atreyu (?)
I had the chance to attend the Atreyu, Unearth, Norma Jean and Scars of Tomorrow show on February 28th. The show was at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA. This is how the night transpired:
Due to the snow storm that hit that day I didn’t arrive at the show until around 7:30p.m. so I missed Scars of Tomorrow and had to miss Norma Jean as well due to my interview with Ken, the guitarist of Unearth (which will be up on the site in the next day or two). By the time my interview was finished Norma Jean was already exiting the stage. After about a twenty-five minute wait Unearth took to the stage.
Unearth came on and immediately started to destroy Philadelphia, which they always do so well. Prior to their set, guitarist Ken asked me during the interview if he should come out wearing his Eskimo-looking jacket and ski-mask, I said yes. Sure enough, as soon as they came out playing “The Great Dividers” Ken was wearing it all and looked at me and laughed. They continued to play songs from “The Oncoming Storm” and pulled a few tracks off of “The Stings of Conscience” as well. The songs I can remember them definitely playing are: Black Hearts Now Reign, Zombie Autopilot, One Step, Failure, and This Lying World, just to name a few. They played for approximately 45 minutes then took their exit from the stage leaving the floor in ruins from the pits that ensued as a result of their set list of brutal songs.
After Unearth, Atreyu was up next. The stage crew set up for about 35 minutes or so, then Atreyu took to the stage. They opened up with the intro song from their new album, which immediately was followed by Bleeding Mascara, which in turn was followed by Right Side of the Bed. I don’t know if there was a reason for it or not but the band I noticed had messed up slightly about three times during their entire performance. Not to mention the singer, Alex, had almost fallen off of the stage at one point, which I’m not sure if many people had even noticed. The sound people also didn’t have the volume of everything right, the bass and drums were a little louder then the guitars and vocals were. All-in-all it was a good performance by the band, I’ve seen them about three times now and they weren’t as good this time as they were the first two times. However, they were still better then a lot of bands I’ve seen in my lifetime.
They played for about 45 minutes, playing a lot of songs off of the new album, “The Curse,” and two songs from “Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses.” Their set list was composed of the following titles: The Remembrance Ballad, Ain’t Love Grand, The Crimson, This Flesh a Tomb, and they ended the night playing Lip Gloss and Black. The show ended around 10:30 due to either the snow, or the fact that it was a week night, which one I’m not sure.
This tour is a great show to see, so if and when it makes a stop in your town, or anywhere close to it, be sure to check it out! It’s well worth the money for the ticket, not to mention merchandise was cheap at the show too!
The interview with Ken from Unearth and the pictures I had the chance to take at this show will be up in the next few days, so please check back!
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