The One’s to Watch Tour brought the heat to the Deluxe Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN on July 16th. For opening act Lauren Sanderson, it was her hometown show and her fans showed up. Opening with The Only One every fan had their hands in the air and were screaming lyrics back to her. She was one of the most thankful artists I’ve ever seen. She recently get out of a crappy record deal, and donned a fan made shirt that read, “former epic recording artist and now madly, wildly, independent as HELL recording artist, Lauren Sanderson.” She announced her debut album coming soon, and played an unreleased song, Hotel Room. Overall, Lauren Sanderson did not disappoint and it was great to have her home for one night.
Recently our photojournalist Savannah Rowley had the privilege of seeing I See Stars acoustic tour in Orlando, FL at Soundbar. The tour only had members Devin Oliver and Brent Allen, and Oliver explained exactly why that was – “you may be thinking why are only two members here? We figured we’d give the guys a break and make it more intimate. We aren’t breaking up, in fact we’re working on new music.”
On January 25th the legendary band Bring Me The Horizon, whose been around for 15 years released their latest album Amo. It was also the same night they took over the CFE Arena in Orlando, FL for night two of their North American leg of the “First Love” world tour, and our photojournalist Savannah Rowley was there to capture all the action. With supporting acts Fever 333 and Thrice, this was one night we won’t forget.
Starting the night off was Fever 333 featuring frontman Jason Butler, previously known in the band Letlive; and damn the band really knew how to put on a show. Playing familiar songs such as “Made in America”, “Burn It” and “Trigger” – once Butler got into the crowd, he spoke about their song “Made in America” and how it relates politically to today’s society, as well as keeping the safety of their fans a main priority, including a shoutout to all the women in the arena that night.
Next up was Thrice, well known for their songs “Only Us”, “Hurricane”, and “The Earth Will Shake” the band continued the night with full-fledged rock while anticipated fans waited for Bring Me The Horizon to take the stage.
Lastly, the band everyone was waiting to see, Bring Me The Horizon took the stage. Opening with “i apologise if you feel something” off their latest album Amo, they dove into their hit single “Mantra” followed by Sempiternal‘s “House of Wolves.” The band continued to play hits off of their latest album Amo such as “Wonderful Life” and “Medicine”, including a first live performance of “Nihilist Blues.” They played popular songs off Sempiternal and That’s the Spirit such as “Sleepwalking”, “Can You Feel My Heart” and “Doomed.” The whole time you could see the smile on Oliver Sykes face as he sang into the crowd. I believe this is the band’s happiest time and they can only go up with their latest album release and this tour.
Overall what an amazing show, you definitely don’t want to miss this tour when it comes through your area. You can buy tickets to upcoming shows here. We can’t wait till these bands come back!
Venue – Concord Music Hall
Location – Chicago, IL
Date – February 10th, 2018
Lineup –Here Come The Mummies, Sun Stereo