“Living Proof Tour: North America” Concert Review in NYC *SOLD OUT*

I attended the “Living Proof Tour: North America” headlined by State Champs at the Playstation Theater in New York City. Accompanying State Champs on tour are: Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale.


State Champs at Playstation Theater (c) Billy Fitzpatrick @billyfitzz

I’ve attended shows at the Playstation Theater, formerly known as the Nokia Theater and Best Buy Theater. This venue is one of my absolute favorites in New York City. I like the vibe the venue has, the layout of the venue, and that it feels intimate while also having the capacity of 2,100 people. I was eager to see this show for the lineup. I’ve seen State Champs and Grayscale perform live, but I have not seen Our Last Night or The Dangerous Summer live.

Please note: this blog contains setlists.

Grayscale took the stage first. I’ve seen Grayscale perform at Vans Warped Tour, and I absolutely loved the energy Grayscale has on stage. Grayscale matched their energy and engagement with their fans as they performed on the stage. Collin Walsh’s voice was really raspy, and at times I was unable to hear his vocals because he pulled away from he microphone. He kept the energy high throughout the performance. Here is their setlist:

  1. Atlantic
  2. Beautiful Things
  3. Slipping Away
  4. Mum
  5. Palette
  6. Fever Dream

The band that took the stage next was The Dangerous Summer. The Dangerous Summer was the most anticipated band I wanted to see perform live because they’re one of my favorite bands. TDS was one of the many bands that got me into alternative, pop punk, emo music. The group broke up and got back together, and getting the chance to see them perform for the first time was an emotional experience. More information about TDS can be found in my previous blog post here. Getting to see them perform on stage was by far one of my favorite parts of the evening. Here is their setlist:

  1. The Permanent Rain
  2. Where I Want to Be
  3. Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up
  4. Ghosts
  5. Color
  6. This Is Life
  7. Infinite

Our Last Night is a band I was unfamiliar with until the show. The vocalist, Trevor Wentworth, was sick causing the group to miss a few days on the tour. The group released its latest album Let Light Overcome that day, and Our Last Night took the stage to perform. Unfortunately, I did not physically get to see their set because I was speaking with Ben Cato, drummer of The Dangerous Summer.

State Champs took the stage and opened with their latest song made into a music video, “Criminal.” From there, State Champs played a variety of old and new songs which I enjoyed! Here is their setlist:

  1. Criminal
  2. Frozen
  3. Losing Myself
  4. Shape Up
  5. Mine is Gold
  6. Hard to Please
  7. Crystal Ball
  8. Remedy
  9. Perfect Score
  10. Lightning
  11. If I’m Lucky
  12. Our Time to Go
  13. All You Are Is History
  14. Safe Haven
  15. Easy Enough
  16. Something About You
  17. Simple Existence
  18. Dead and Gone
  19. Elevated *ENCORE*
  20. Secrets *ENCORE*

State Champs performed very quick. I felt like it was State Champs performing a few songs then having a little bit to say then going back to the music. The group was humble to have sold out Playstation Theater. They’ve performed at other venues across New York, and they were close to selling out. The 2016 AP Tour with State Champs and Neck Deep headlining sold out at Webster Hall with Knuckle Puck and Like Pacific as the support. State Champs thanked fans for going to their tour and supporting their music.

I really liked the bands on tour. Each band complimented each other with energy, interaction with listeners, and great music!  Each band that took the stage got the crowd pumped for the next group. It was an awesome show to attend.

State Champs said that they’d be back in the summer, but no word yet on who they will be touring with and where about the tour will travel. I’m excited to hear that State Champs will be back in New York soon! When speaking to the guys of The Dangerous Summer, they revealed that a new album is expected very soon. The group released a new single “Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up” and plan to tour again soon. There is an exciting tour happening with The Dangerous Summer this year. Keep up to date with what’s to come by following my blog!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!



I Prevail Announces US Tour and Other Things You May Have Missed Today!

Here are things you may have missed today in music!

  • I Prevail is back and with new music! The group released singles “Bow Down” and “Breaking Down.” The group is set to release Trauma on March 29, 2019 via. Fearless Records. In addition to the album release and singles, I Prevail announced a new tour. “The Trauma Tour” travels across the United States with special guests ISSUES and Justin Stone this spring/ summer. For tickets, tour information and to pre-order the upcoming album visit iprevailband.com.
  • State Champs released the music video for “Criminal” via. Pure Noise Records. “Criminal” is featured on State Champs’ latest album Living Proof released in June of 2018. State Champs began their “Living Proof Tour North America” with Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale. For tickets and more information click here.
  • Homesafe released a new single “Save Me.” This is the first single released by Homesafe since their album One in 2018. Homesafe is currently on tour with Can’t Swim. For information on the tour and Homesafe visit homesafeil.com/tour.
  • Sleep Talk announced a debut album Everything In Colour set to release May 3 via. UNFD. The album includes the group’s latest single “Everything In Colour.”
  • Rarity announced “The Longest Lonesome Tour” that travels across the United States. This is the first headline tour Rarity is hosting across the United States. The tour features Romancer, Calling All Captains, and Heavy Hearts. For tickets and more information visit raritytheband.com.

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New Tours Announced By A Day To Remember And Taking Back Sunday!

New tours have been announced by A Day To Remember and Taking Back Sunday. Here’s more information on these tours:

A Day To Remember announced “Raisin’ Hell In The Heartland Tour” across the United States this summer! Accompanying ADTR are Knocked Loose and Boston Manor.

The tour begins at the end of May and continues through the month of June. Some dates will feature only A Day To Remember and some will not have Knocked Loose open.

Taking Back Sunday announced a second leg to their North America tour starting in September 2019. The second leg of the tour still honors Taking Back Sunday’s 20 years as a band. No word yet who is accompanying Taking Back Sunday on tour.

Tickets for both Taking Back Sunday and A Day To Remember will be public on Friday Mar. 1. For ticket and more information about “Raisin’ Hell In The Heartland Tour” click here and ticket and tour information about Taking Back Sunday’s Twenty Tour, click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


New Found Glory Announces US Tour!

New Found Glory announced “From The Screen To Your Stereo To Your Town” tour. The tour travels across the United States from the end of May to early July. New Found Glory will be playing songs from their upcoming EP Movie Cover.

Accompanying New Found Glory on tour are Real Friends, The Early November, and Doll Skin. Here are the tour dates:

5/30- Music Farm in Charleston, SC

5/31- The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

6/2- Libert Hall at The Factory in Franklin, TN

6/4- The Underground (NC) in Charolette, NC

6/5- The NorVa in Norfolk, VA

6/6- Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD

6/7- Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA

6/8- Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ

6/9-  House Of Blues (Boston) in Boston, MA

6/11- Playstation Theater in New York, NY

6/12- Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY

6/14- House of Blues (Cleveland) in Cleveland, OH

6/15- Newport Music Hall (OH) in Columbus, OH

6/16- St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI

6/18- Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN

6/19- Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO

6/21- Varsity Theater (MN) in Minneapolis, MN

6/22- The Rave in Milwaukee, WI

6/23- Concord Music Hall (IL) in Chicago, IL

6/25- Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS

6/26- Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO

6/27- The Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, UT

6/29- The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA

6/30- House of Blues (Anaheim) in Anaheim, CA

7/2- Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA

7/3- House of Blues (San Diego) in San Diego, CA

7/5- House of Blues (Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, NV

7/6- The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ

7/8- Gas Monkey (TX) in Dallas, TX

7/9- Emo’s in Austin, TX

7/10- House of Blues (Houston) in Houston, TX

7/11- House of Blues (New Orleans) in New Orleans, LA

7/13- House of Blues (Orlando) in Lake Buena Vista, FL

7/14- Revolution (FL) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

To purchase tickets click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


What You Need To Know Wednesday

Here are things you need to know that happened this week:

Twenty One Pilots released the music video for “Chlorine.”

The Story So Far released the music video for “Proper Dose.”

This Wild Life released the music video for “Figure It Out.”

Bring Me The Horizon released “mother tongue.”

Parkway Drive released “Shadow Boxing.”

Hands Like Houses released the video for “Sick.”

American Football released “Uncomfortably Numb” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore.

Knocked Loose announced a US tour with the Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, Sanction, and Higher Power. Tickets go on sale Friday. For tour dates and show information click here.

All That Remains announced a tour with Attila, Escape The Fate, and Sleep Signals. The tour kicks off at the end of February. For tickets and tour information click here.

The Maine announced “The Maine Are Back On Tour & You Are OK” with Grayscale. There are select dates in the United States. For tickets and more information click here.

Back To The Beach Fest‘s lineup has been released which features Blink 182, The Used, The Story So Far, and more. For tickets click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!