What: Kerrang! Tour 2013
Where: Norwich UEA
When: 8th February 2013
- Black Veil Brides
- Tonight Alive
- Fearless Vampire Killers
On 8th February 2013, some of the Grindstore staff got in their cars and made their way to the Kerrang! Tour at Norwich UEA. And this is how it went down…
After making their way from the bar to the main floor, the first band that the guys and gals caught was the amazing Tonight Alive straight from down under. With Cam Adler rocking his rather awesome blonde locks and Whakaio Taahi with his fine example of facial hair, it promised to be a good show before the music had even started!
The set list included tracks off the band’s 2011 album ‘What Are You So Scared Of?’ including the brilliant ‘What Are You So Scared Of’, ‘Breaking and Entering’, ‘Wasting Light’, ‘Listening’ and the gorgeous ‘Amelia’ all sung with Jenna and Co’s infectious energy and style (as well as some rather smooth moves from the leading lady).
Chiodos took to the stage and basically battered the ear holes of everyone within a 5 mile radius! They were one of the biggest crowd pleasers of the evening and they even threw in a cover song from Craig’s other/former band D.R.U.G.S! And after all the thrashing around on stage Mr Owens even went to merch stand to get some pictures with his fans…what a legend.
Fearless Vampire Killers had a screaming pit of fans down the front and it was pretty clear that although they are still on their way up the rock food chain, they are certainly making an impression on every wrung that they climb!
The finale of the night was of course the mighty Black Veil Brides and not only did we get to witness them tearing up the stage but Andy Biersack made friends with our giant foam hand!
During the set, one of our brave gig goers made her way to the front of the crowd and got Andy’s attention with the help of our Grindstore foam hand which he then proceeded to thrash about on stage (check out the pictures). What with that and a mass of BVB plectrums flying through the air as well as an insane set list including ‘Fallen Angels’, ‘Wretched and Divine’, ‘New Religion’ AND ‘In the End’ (with a cheeky appearance from William Control) they were definitely a highlight of the evening.
Overall we had a brilliant night and it was great to see some of you sporting your Grindstore merch (kudos to you). If you have any of your own stories or pictures from Norwich or any of the other Kerrang! Tour’s so far this year, leave us a comment, find us on Facebook, give us a tweet or even write us a letter if you are that way inclined!
More pictures to follow next week once we dig them up so keep your eyes peeled :D