Recently our photojournalist Savannah Rowley attended and photographed Sleeping With Sirens latest Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour in Orlando with The Rocket Summer and Kulick. This date took place at the venue, The Plaza Live, and was a seated event where fans had to purchase the exact seat they wanted; fans who were lucky enough to get tickets up front had the most intimate experience in this no-barricade show. The tour is currently mid-way through leading into some Latin American dates, which you can purchase tickets for upcoming dates here.
Kulick opened up the night. Entertaining the crowd by getting them invested in their performance, they asked for crowd interaction such as flashing phone lights and clapping along throughout their songs. They even did a cover of the popular Lit song, “My Own Worst Enemy.”
THE ROCKET SUMMER:
The Rocket Summer is solo-act Bryce Avary, who writes, produces and plays all instruments in his music. Using synths to project his voice, and eventually just singing to the crowd with no mic – only raw emotion stretching to the back of the crowd; it was a very entertaining performance. For those who haven’t heard of these opener acts, you should definitely take a listen as they might become your new favorite.
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS:
The band everyone had been waiting to see finally took the stage. Sleeping with Sirens are currently finishing up their second acoustic headliner tour, following the previous “We Like it Quiet” Tour from 2015. Surrounded by a Tiki Bar and LED-lit palm trees, you could feel the atmosphere really was meant to “chill out.” The band started the night with “Go Go Go” and proceeded to play songs off of every album, including older, popular favorites such as “Roger Rabbit” and the 2015 acoustic version of “If I’m James Dean then You’re Audrey Hepburn.” Fans also enjoyed hearing some of the Gossip songs acoustic, such as “Empire to Ashes” and “One Man Army.” This band continues to impress me every time I get the chance to see them live, with their emotions on stage it carries into a beautiful performance every time — with fan sing-alongs, funny commentary, and a chance to see this band as the humans they really are, not as celebrities.
Overall, this show was another one for the books for me as a personal favorite. I love the passion each artist displayed through their set, and how they rely on the crowd which makes it only more raw and powerful of a performance. I can’t wait to see what’s next, and if the tour is coming to a city near you, I highly recommend you check it out.