Pierce The Veil Destroys Seattle

Pierce The Veil
September 6, 2016
Showbox Sodo- Seattle, WA

      Fans of Pierce The Veil have had to wait almost 4 years to hear new music from the band, but luckily fans in the United States won’t have to wait that long to see them live again. The band is on the road for a few short months, fresh off of The Misadventures Tour earlier this summer. This time around, they are headlining the Made To Destroy Tour presented by Journeys with support from Neck Deep and I Prevail. This past Tuesday, the tour made its way to Seattle, WA and all of the bands seemed more than excited to be back up in the Pacific Northwest. Since Pierce The Veil’s previous tour didn’t come to Seattle, fans were eager to see their favorite band perform new songs from their latest album, Misadventures, that came out earlier this year. The line for the show started at 4am!

The show kicked off with Detroit based band, I Prevail. Although not many people knew of them, it didn’t stop the crowd from moshing throughout the night to songs off their upcoming debut album, such as Scars and Love, Lust and Liars. The crowd got really pumped when the band performed a medley of covers including, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, and Pantera – which led into their cover of Taylor Swift’s song Blank Space that was featured on Fearless Records’ latest Punk Goes Pop Compilation album. Throughout their set, lead vocalist, Eric Vanlerberghe, would hop down to the barricade to connect with the fans. The band ended their set with a song off their upcoming album Lifelines that comes out on October 21st on Fearless ptv-18Records.

Up next was British pop-punk band Neck Deep. They put on an amazing, energetic performance – despite vocalist, Ben Barlow, injuring his ankle from skateboarding and the band having technical difficulties during the first song that left everyone in the crowd yelling to turn up the vocals. Shortly after, the sound was fixed and fans were happier than ever. The band’s setlist mainly consisted of songs off their latest release, Life’s Not Out To Get You, but still managed to please both newer and older fans with a few songs from their older releases. The band also played a few songs songs that fans had never heard live before such as, Threat Level Midnight, I Hope This Comes Back To Haunt You, and Rock Bottom. As always, the band made jokes on stage and played crowd favorite A Part Of Me, and it felt like there wasn’t a person in this venue not singing along to this song. Fans were bummed when their set was over, but soon realized Pierce The Veil was up next and became excited again.

Finally it was time for Pierce The Veil. The anticipation was built up with an introduction that consisted of animations similar to the Misadventures album artwork on a curtain that dropped to the ground after a 10 second countdown. The curtain revealed a broken spaceship that the four band members in Pierce The Veil exited out of while dressed up in space suits. Fans screamed as the band began to perform Dive In and sang along to every word while dancing in confetti. After a few songs, singer Vic Fuentes made the show very intimate for one lucky fan who he brought up on stage to serenade the beginning of Bulletproof Love to her. Throughout the entire night, the band radiated with positivity, everyone in the band was more than excited to be back in Seattle. In fact, during the show the Fuentes took a moment to talk about Seattle and how much he loves being here, mentioning that it feels like home since this is where they wrote and recorded their first album. He then went on to tell us about how he came up to Seattle for a few weeks last year and finished writing their latest album, then thanked the vibes of Seattle for helping him find the inspiration to finish. After talking about Seattle, the band sat down to play Kissing in Cars, an acoustic song they’ve never played live before this tour, and fans squealed with happiness while singing along as loud as the band! After a few more songs, the band walked off stage and the crowd began to chant a mixture of “ONE MORE SONG” + “PIERCE THE VEIL” for about a minute before they came back out for their 2 song encore. They ended their set with their new single Circle and an older single King For A Day, which brought everyone in the crowd to their feet whether it be in a circle pit,  jumping along to the beats, or even crowd surfing. At the end of the set, bassist, Jaime, hopped down to the barricade to high five fans goodbye.

The Made Destroy Tour is loaded with confetti, amazing stage productions, and some might even say the lighting was pretty lit… Oh, and of course incredible performances from every band! If this tour is coming to city near you, I highly recommend buying a ticket, you don’t wanna miss out on this tour!

Review by: Sarina Solem 

Pierce The Veil

Neck Deep

I Prevail