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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New Albums From WSTR & Vinyl Theatre

WSTR released a new album Identity Crisis via. Hopeless Records on Aug. 31, 2018.

The singles released prior to the album include “Bad To The Bone,” “Crisis,” and “Silly Me.” Here is the track list.

1. Tell Me More
2. Crisis
3. Bad To The Bone
4. Promiscuous
5. The Latest
6. Silly Me
7. Fling
8. Hide Everything Sharp
9. See You In Hell
10. Ashtray
11. Riddle Me This

WSTR will be opening for Neck Deep for “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” across the United States in the months of September and October. WSTR will also co-headline a tour across the United States with PVMNTS. For tickets and tour information click here.


Vinyl Theatre released Starcruiser via. Outerwave Records on Aug. 31, 2018.

The album has an 11 song track list including “Feel It All” and “Masterpiece.”

  1. Our Song
  2. Feel It All
  3. Knock Knock
  4. We Make The Music
  5. Don’t Worry
  6. Never Thought This Would Happen
  7. Vandals
  8. Masterpiece
  9.  Hold Me Down
  10. Done With These Days
  11. Dream of Me

In other news, Panic! At The Disco released the music video for “High Hopes,” The 1975 released the music video for “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME,” Broadside and With Confidence announced a co-headliner called “Love And Loathing in Paradise” tour. It travels across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

The Release Of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘Love And Loathing’

On August 10, 2018, As It Is debuted The Great Depression via. Fearless Records. This is the third full length album As It Is has released.

The singles released prior the album are “The Fire, The Dark,” “The Wounded World,” and “The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry.)” Here is the album track list:

1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark
4. The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer
7. The Reaper
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I’ll Never Tell
10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End


With Confidence released the album Love And Loathing via. Hopeless Records. The singles released prior to the album include “That Something,” “Moving Boxes,” and “Jaded.”

Here is the album track list:

  1. That Something
  2. Sing To Me
  3. Moving Boxes
  4. The Turnaround
  5. Jaded
  6. Better
  7. Spinning
  8. Bruise
  9. Pâquerette (Without Me)
  10. Icarus
  11. Dopamine
  12. Tails

In other news, Twenty One Pilots released a new song “Levitate” that will be on the group’s upcoming album Trench set to release Oct. 5, 2018 via. Fueled By Ramen. Vinyl Theatre announced album number three will be released this autumn in a recent Instagram post, PVMENTS and WSTR announced a co-headline tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Mayday Parade announced the “Welcome To Sunnyland” tour accompanied by This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and, Oh, Weatherly (Tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Singles From WSTR & With Confidence

WSTR has released a new single “Crisis” today.

“Crisis” is on the upcoming album Identity Crisis set to release Aug. 31, 2018 via. Hopeless Records. Additional single to Identity Crisis is “Bad To The Bone.” Here is the album track list:

1. Tell Me More
2. Crisis
3. Bad To The Bone
4. Promiscuous
5. The Latest
6. Silly Me
7. Fling
8. Hide Everything Sharp
9. See You In Hell
10. Ashtray
11. Riddle Me This

WSTR will be touring across North America alongside Neck Deep on “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2.” Other opening acts include Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, Gardenside. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

The singles can be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, or purchased on iTunes or Merch Now.


With Confidence released its third single “Moving Boxes.”

Moving Boxes,” “Jaded,” and “That Something” are the singles released before the group’s upcoming album Love And Loathing via. Hopeless Records. The album is set to release Aug. 10, 2018. Here is the album track list:

1. That Something
2. Sing To Me
3. Moving Boxes
4. The Turnaround
5. Jaded
6. Better
7. Spinning
8. Bruise
9. Pâquerette (Without Me)
10. Icarus
11. Dopamine
12. Tails

With Confidence will be going on a small tour in select cities. For tickets and tour information click here.

In other news, Man Overboard announced another date on the group’s 10th anniversary. For more information click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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