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Mudvayne, Life Of Agony, American Head Charge And Bloodsimple Tour Report From April 9th In Philadelphia

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I attended the Philadelphia stop on the Mudvayne, Life of Agony, American Head Charge and Bloodsimple tour on Saturday, April 9th at the Electric Factory. Mudvayne recently had to cancel their stop on the Guerilla Tour for Philly due to many different reasons. However they still honored those tickets at this show. Which were cheaper, by the way. I had the chance to also interview Matt McDonough prior to the event so look for that in the coming days as well!

Bloodsimple opened up the show, I’ve only ever really heard one song prior to the show, which is Straight Hate. A few members of Bloodsimple were in Vision of Disorder, which I never actually liked too much but I must admit I really like Bloodsimple. They’re really great live, they sound amazing and they get the crowd into them, as well as having great stage presence. They played a few songs, I didn’t catch too many song titles though other than when they played Straight Hate which is what they ended their twenty-minute set with.

After them American Head Charge came onto the stage. I haven’t seen them since their Pledge of Allegiance tour with Slipknot a couple years back. So when they came to the stage and they were more or less in just regular clothes I was caught off-guard but at the same time happy they got rid of their whole freakish/circus look. They still sounded amazing and played songs from both of their albums. This included “Seemless”, “Pushing The Envelope”, “Pledge Allegiance”, and “Loyalty” to name a few. They ended their performance after about thirty-five minutes worth of material. They definitely didn’t lose one ounce of intensity in their long time off of touring!

Life of Agony was up next, I am not a fan in the least of this band for many different reasons. However, from what I could hear they sounded pretty good, the volume was up a bit too loud for them. They were louder than any band that night, which made it harder to hear them. They played a lot of older material as well as some newer songs. I don’t remember any song titles other than that they played “River Runs Red”. Other than the volume problem they were actually pretty good live and I could tell the fans were into their set. At one point, the singer brought his son out to ask the fans “are you ready to rock?” and the fans screamed, which wasn’t good enough for the singer, so he said he wanted better. His kid then screamed “are you ready to rock?!” even louder and then the place erupted in a simultaneous “yeah!” and after about an hours worth of songs they exited the stage.

Mudvayne was next, and I’ve seen them more than ten times already and every time they just keep getting better. They usually play smaller venues here in Philly such as the Trocadero theater, however with this line-up of bands I can see why it was put in a bigger venue that holds about 3,000 rather than about 1,500. The band came out to the old country song “On The Road Again” and immediately after that they started playing their new song “Fucking Determined” to open the show. They played for about ninety minutes and they played songs from all three of their major-label releases, but nothing from their re-released version of “Kill I Oughtta” which is now called “The Beginning of All Things to End”. They played such songs as “-1”, “Nothing To Gein”, “Death Blooms”, “Dig”, “Not Falling”, World So Cold”, “Happy?”, “IMN”, Rain.Sun.Gone” and “Silenced” to name some titles. They sounded amazing, better than all of the other times I’ve seen them and they definitely made the place go insane, with 3 individual pits breaking into one gigantic pit at one point, than back down to 2 smaller ones again. It was definitely a show worth seeing!

This tour was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, I know I say that with all of my reports, but this one really does take the cake when it comes to a quality show. The price is a little more steep than most shows I attend, however it almost seems like a steal to get in for the price they charge, all of the bands sounded good and if it comes to a town near you, you really should check it out, you won’t regret it!

The remaining tour dates are as follows:

April 12th - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
April 13th - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
April 15th - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 16th - Norfolk, VA @ Norva
April 17th - Atlanta, GA @ Earlthlink Live
April 19th - Charleston, SC @ Center Stage at te Plex
April 20th - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ The House Of Blues
April 22nd - New Orleans, LA @ Twiropa
April 23rd - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 24th - Mcallen, TX @ La Villa Real
April 26th - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
April 27th - San Antonio, TX @ Live Oak Civic Center
April 29th - Lubbock, TX @ The Pavilion
April 30th - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 1st - Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues
May 3rd - Los Angeles, CA @The Henry Ford Theater
May 4th - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
May 6th - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
May 7th - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 8th - Reno, NV @ The New Oasis
May 10th - Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
May 11th - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 13th - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
May 14th - Omaha, NE @ The Sokol Auditorium
May 15th - St. Louis, MO @ The UMB Bank Pavilion

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1. reyrey writes:

why the hell aren't they coming to Oklahoma.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sPaZ writes:

i saw the concert march 30th at the rave and it was f***ing awesome as f*** the only thing that ruined the concert was Life Of Agony they sucked so much a$$ it was funny cause every1 was flipin' them off

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rue writes:

I didn't buy tickets to this concert in hopes that Mudvayne would be playing Ozzfest...lucky me. Can't wait to see em tear up the main stage. Then again they are humbled by Sabbath AND Maiden.

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4. cRaZyKiD writes:

sorry guys i entered the wrong name(sPaZ)

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MaggotArmy666 writes:

yo i saw them at the webster and it was one of the best shows i have ever seen now they shud just tour with slipknot again....

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. liquid_pryo9 writes:

i was at the philly show and it was the one of the greatest shows i have seen. the only way it could have been better, was if they had someone else on the tour besides Life Of Agony, because they f***ing suck and they f***ing blow at the show

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. gothgirl07 writes:

glad they signed up 4 ozzfest!!!! now they just need to go one tour with disturbed and ill be happy

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. gothgirl07 writes:

glad they signed up 4 ozzfest!!!! now they just need to go one tour with disturbed and ill be happy

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cRaZyKiD writes:

liquid_pyro is right life of agony sucked thay needed to find someonre else to fit the spot

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diluted writes:

I just saw mudvyane last night at the 9:30 club f***in awsome dude this was my second time seeing them they definately made my day the pits were awsome the music blasting they played new and old stuff great variety intense as hell made me re discover why i love the band so much.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DeathBlooms17 writes:

I agree ... Life of Agony sucks balls. Would love to see Mudvayne tour with Disturbed and maybe Cold or Ill Nino as an opener

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathbringer writes:

I liked LOA's old stuff, but haven't had the chance to see them live. Do they play lots of old stuff or more new stuff?

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. FallenAngel writes:

I have been a mudvayne fan for a couple years but still haven't seen them in concert and when i learned of this tour i was excited. Then I saw the cities they were going to and it was no where close to me. I just wish they would do some of the smaller places once in awhile.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. bus writes:

just saw Mudvayne last night in new orleans...the show was amazing.... my first time seeing Mudvayne live and they rocked hard.

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. becka writes:

it sux the guitarist from ahc died. i wonder if they'll still show.

# Apr 23, 2005 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrIaN writes:

Mudvayne is my favorite band, im seeing them tomorrow here in corpus, im so excited cant wait, mudvayne f***ing changed my life, there the best metal band ever. once i heard death blooms, world so cold, those songs got me into mudvayne, there so badass

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17. brokenwings13 writes:

I hope to see them in Lubbock, I'm not sure if I get to go yet.

# Apr 26, 2005 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. mudvayne freak writes:

sweet, they are coming to st louie! havnt seen them in a while

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BrIaN writes:

I just saw them last night in corpus christi, bloodsimple was pretty good, LOA was alright, the mosh pits were badass. But then Mudvayne came on, everything went crazy, they started out the concert with Determined and i could barely even move, Mudvayne performs very good, it was the first time i saw them, there my favorite band ................... MUDVAYNE

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ... writes:

Haha. I love the whole "On the Road Again" thing. It's rather amusing. I can't wait for the show Saturday.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. mafalda caldeira romeiras writes:

whatever happened to innocence, you have seen some beautiful artists, they have given you pieces of their heart, mind, body and soul, Respect the creative innocence and yourselves, Take a deep breath...stretch......You have the potential yourself to turn anything negative 2 sumthing POSITIVE....Remember XXX All the HeART x x x x x x x x x

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22. abawacawa posse posse 9 writes:

Does anyone remember laughter? A BIG Thank you 2 all the artists 4 shooting their sh** ........ ! Peace and Love 2 all ....x x x x x x x x x :) ha ha ha

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23. KoRnFaN94 writes:

how can u even understand mudvayne...all they do is yell yell yell

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24. mafalda c Romeiras writes:

Do any of the bands even read these messages? hmmm ... STRETCH...............YAWN.............Read a book. x x x What do you make of coincidences? Number 9 Dream. x x x

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