Neck Deep’s “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” Concert Review

Neck Deep performed at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on Sept. 21, 2018. “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” had Neck Deep headline and accompanied Trophy Eyes, WSTR, Gardenside, and Stand Atlantic.

I’ve been to this venue when it was called “The Emporium” to see Mayday Parade perform on the Honeymoon Tour in 2014. The venue is in Patchogue’s village which provided a lot of parking. I like the feel once I was inside the venue because it’s very intimate.

Prior to the show, I purchased the campfire bundle that Neck Deep had when pre-ordering my ticket. The pre-order included: a general admission ticket, access to the venue early to attend Neck Deep’s acoustic session around a campfire, an enamel pin for Neck Deep’s Campfire Club, a signed Neck Deep poster, a Q+A with the band, photo session, and early access to merch. This was the second time I met Neck Deep (the first time was in February in NYC, and I blogged my experience.)

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The campfire was a cute display of a fake fire and seats for Ben Barlow, Dani Washington, Sam Bowden, and Matt West to sit. For people who ordered the bundle, we all sat on the floor around the “fire” to listen to their sounds. The three songs that Neck Deep played were:

  1. Parachute
  2. In Bloom
  3. A Part Of Me 

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In between each song, the guys would answer fan questions. I asked them if they began writing the new album, but Ben explained that after their album, they were eager to write again, but they have no set songs written up yet. Getting to see Neck Deep in an intimate way before the show was awesome. I met the guys and took a picture with them and received a pin and signed poster.

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After the meet and greet with Neck Deep, I saw John Floreani. We talked about how great The American Dream is and took a photo together. Neck Deep and John Floreani were very nice and humble guys.

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During the meet and greet, there are signs indicating that there is no signings happening, but I got lucky and saw Ben after the meet and greet and got my ticket signed!

After exiting the venue and re-entering, I got in the VIP area of the show, and saw all the bands perform. The order the bands went on the stage are as followed: Stand Atlantic, WSTR, Trophy Eyes, and Neck Deep. The only band I have seen live before was Neck Deep. I was excited to see all the opening bands.

Prior to the show, I listened to Stand Atlantic’s song “Lavender Bones” when it was announced that Stand Atlantic got signed to Hopeless Records. I was a bit hesitant at first at the sound, but as the set continued, I really enjoyed seeing the group live.

*WARNING: The rest of this blog contain setlists!

After Stand Atlantic’s set, WSTR performed. WSTR sounds similar to Neck Deep on albums, but WSTR’s vocalist Sammy Clifford has his own unique voice live. What was cool about the show at Stereo Garden was that WSTR was making a music video during the group’s set.

Here is WSTR’s set:

  1. Tell Me More
  2. Crisis
  3. Footprints
  4. Hide Everything Sharp
  5. Featherweight
  6. Silly Me
  7. Eastbound & Down
  8. Lonely Smiles
After the show, I met Sammy outside the venue and took a photo with him. I was talking with him about WSTR’s co-headline tour with PVMNTS and found out the band is staying in the United States in between tours. We also were talking about Identity Crisis. If you have yet to check out WSTR, check them out!!!!!!!
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  1. A Cotton Candy Sky
  2. You Can Count On Me
  3. Lavender Bay
  4. Nose Bleed
  5. More Like You
  6. Heaven Sent
  7. Miming The Choir
  8. Chlorine
  9. Broken
  10. Something Bigger Than This
  11. Friday Forever

After an intermission, Neck Deep took the stage. Neck Deep had high energy, and the crowd matched it with huge mosh pits and crowd surfers. Here is Neck Deep’s setlist:

  1. Motion Sickness
  2. Gold Steps
  3. Crushing Grief (No Remedy)
  4. Smooth Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors
  5. Parachute
  6. Torn
  7. Happy Judgement Day
  8. Kali Ma
  9. I Couldn’t Wait To Leave 6 Months Ago
  10. What Did You Expect?
  11. Citizen Of Earth
  12. Don’t Wait
  13. December
  14. Candour
  15. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
  16. In Bloom
  17. Can’t Kick Up The Roots *ENCORE*
  18. All Hype No Heart *ENCORE*
  19. Where Do We Go When We Go *ENCORE*

I was really excited to hear “Torn” on the setlist. I saw the setlist on setlist.fm prior to the show and was excited to see songs were added for the Patchogue show.  The cool thing about the show I attended was the vocalist from Stray From The Path came out and sang during “Don’t Wait.” What I love about going to see Neck Deep is that the crowd’s energy was intense and vivacious. If you have yet to see any of the bands on this tour be sure to check each of them out! This tour is NOT one you should sit on! If you are interested in seeing Neck Deep on tour, tickets and tour information can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Upcoming Tours You NEED To Go To This Autumn

There are a lot of tours that are kicking off in Autumn. Here’s a list of some of the most talked about tours.

The Early November, The Dangerous Summer, Jetty Bones, and Save Face will be touring across the United States through the months of September and October.

For tickets and tour information click here.


Milky Chance will be touring across North America on the “The Blossom Tour 2018 USA & Canada.”

For tickets and more information visit www.milkychance.net.


The Hunna will be touring across the United States on the “USA Tour 2018.” The tour begins September 24 in San Francisco, CA and continues until October 13 in Denver, CO.

Tickets and tour information for the show can be found on thehunna.com.


Neck Deep will be embarking on “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” across the United States. Accompanying Neck Deep will be Trophy Eyes, WSTR, Stand Atlantic, and Gardenside.

For tickets and tour information visit www.neckdeepuk.com/#tour.


Counterparts announced a tour in the coming months across the United States. Accompanying Counterparts on tour will be Being As An Ocean, Have Mercy and Viarials.

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Private Room EP is now available for preorder, along with tickets to the Private Room Tour w/ @beingasanocean @havemercymd & @varialspa www.notyou.ca/ 09/20 – New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre 09/21 – Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Sound Stage 09/22 – Worcester, MA at The Palladium 09/25 – Pittsburgh, PA at Rex Theater 09/26 – Detroit, MY at The Shelter 09/27 – Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop 09/28 – Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge 09/29 – St Louis, MO at Fubar 09/30 – Lawrence, KS at Granada Theater 10/02 – Denver, CO at Marquis Theater 10/03 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex 10/05 – San Diego, CA at SOMA 10/06 – Pomona, CA at Glasshouse 10/07 – Berkeley, CA at Cornerstone 10/09 – Tempe, AZ at Club Red 10/12 – Dallas, TX at RBC 10/13 – San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall 10/14 – Houston, TX at Houston Underground 10/15 – New Orleans, LA at Gasa Gasa 10/17 – Orlando, FL at Sound Bar 10/18 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade 10/19 – Greensboro, NC at Blind Tiger 10/20 – Richmond, VA at Canal Club 10/21 – Philadelphia, PA at Foundry

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For tickets and tour information visit www.notyou.ca.


Moose Blood is going on “September 2018 Tour” in certain parts in the United States in September. Accompanying Moose Blood on the small tour is William Ryan Key and Mammoth Indigo.

For tickets and more information visit www.mooseblooduk.com.


The Wonder Years announced four shows along with the group performing at this year’s Riot Fest.

For tickets and more information visit thewonderyearsband.com.


5 Seconds Of Summer announced the “Meet You There Tour” beginning in late August and wrapping up in October. Accompanying 5 Seconds Of Summer is The Aces. For tickets and tour information check out www.5sos.com/live/.

Twenty One Pilots is back and has announced the “Bandito” Tour. Before the tour begins, TØP is releasing Trench on October 5, 2018. The tour kicks off on October 16 in Nashville, TN and continues until March 17, 2019 in Portugal. For tickets and tour information visit www.twentyonepilots.com.

Additional tours include a co-headline tour with Sir Sly and Joywave (more information here,) “The Disease Tour” hosted by Bear Tooth featuring Knocked Loose and Sylar, Good Charolette announced the “Generation Rx Tour,” and “Erase Me Tour” with Dance Gavin Dance and The Plot In You.

In other news, Oh, Weatherly released its latest album Lips Like Oxygen, Like Pacific released a new song “Self Defeated,” Set It Off  released a new song “Killer In The Mirror” and has  signed to Fearless Records, Hands Like Houses released the music video for “Overthinking,” and according to Bradley Walden, vocalist of Emarosa, the band finished recording a new album.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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*Need new music? Check out my list of 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018.

The Release of “Don’t Wait” Music Video

Neck Deep announced via. Twitter that a new music video has been released for the song “Don’t Wait” featuring Sam Carter.

The song is on the album The Peace And The Panic which released on August 18, 2017 via. Hopeless Records. To read more on The Peace And The Panic click here.

Neck Deep will be touring across the United States in September and October on “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2.” Accompanying Neck Deep will be Trophy Eyes, WSTR, Stand Atlantic, and Gardenside.

For tickets and tour information go to www.neckdeepuk.com/#tour.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Neck Deep and Dashboard Confessional Announce Tours

New tours from Neck Deep and Dashboard Confessional have been announced. Both tickets will be available to purchase on Friday May 18 on the band’s websites.

Neck Deep announced a headline tour across the United States starting in September. Accompanying Neck Deep on “The Peace And The Panic USA Tour 2” tour will be Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, and Gardenside.

The tour will also off Campfire Club acoustic packages which will be on sale May 15. For tickets and more information check out https://www.neckdeepuk.com/#tour.


Dashboard Confessional announced a headline tour across the United States with guests All Time Low and Gnash. “The Summer Ever After Tour” leg one will begin August 3 and finish August 26.

For tickets and tour information check out Dashboard Confessional’s website.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria