April 26, 2019, at House of Blues in Orlando, FL, it was a near sold out, shoulder to shoulder, packed venue for the Falling In Reverse Episode III Tour. In support on the tour was From Ashes To New and New Years Day. Unfortunately, Ice Nine Kills was not allowed to perform at House of Blues in Orlando as part of the tour. Still, fans came out in droves to see three spectacular bands and they would not be disappointed.
The rock band from Anaheim, CA formed back in 2005 and released two EPs in 2005 and 2006. In 2007 they released their first studio album My Dear. The band went on the road to support the album and became very well known for their great live performances. The band continued to release studio albums and EPs as their popularity grew including getting multiple appearances on The Vans Warped Tour. Malevolence was released in 2015 with great success. It debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. It also peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200. Their latest EP Diary of a Creep was released in 2018. On this night of the tour, Ash Costello (vocals), Nikki Misery (rhythm guitar), Frankie Sil (bass), James Renshaw (drums), Austin Ingerman (lead guitar) were proud to present the release of their fourth studio album Unbreakable.
The band hit the stage fast and the crowd went into an uproar with hands showing horns put up in the air showing they were ready to rock. New Years Day gave them what they wanted hitting them with the latest single “Come for Me” from Unbreakable. The hard-hitting rock song was the perfect way to start off the show and got the crowd wanting more. Following up with “Kill or Be Killed” from Malevolence was a perfect choice. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing New Years Day perform multiple times and by far this was their hardest and most fan appreciative set yet. Ash’s vocals were strong, Austin, Nikki, and Frankie were pumped yet and energetic, and James rattled off drumbeats with focus and tenacity. My favorite parts of the set were including “Skeletons” from their latest album and performing a cover of Pantera’s “Fucking Hostile”. The fans absolutely loved their performance as did I. You can see a full gallery of New Years Day from that night HERE. You can find more of their music and merchandise at https://nydrock.com/. Their setlist that night was:
- Come for Me
- Kill or Be Killed
- Gangsta (Kehlani cover)
- Fucking Hostile (Pantera cover)
- Shut Up
- Defame Me
The band from Lancaster, PA formed back in 2013 and released a self-titled EP the same year. They followed up in 2015 with another EP titled Downfall. The next year the band released their first studio album Day One. Some lineup changes occurred from the release of Downfall and Day One to get them to where they are today. The band’s last album, The Future, was released on April 20, 2018 and debuted at #163 on the Billboard 200. They’ve been hitting the road hard ever since building a tremendous fan base. When Matt Brandyberry (vocals), Danny Case (vocals), Lance Dowdle (guitar), and Mat Madiro (drums) took the stage, the crowd erupted even louder and the band looked both genuinely pleased and surprised.
The band started off with “Pray For Me” to get the crowd moving and grooving. Danny and Matt’s vocals were perfect and the lighting looked amazing. They followed up with “My Fight” and once the crowd heard those lyrics “Get up get up” they were moshing and jumping all over the House of Blues floor. Lance was swinging around his guitar like a whirlwind and urging the crowd to move faster. I’ve always enjoyed From Ashes To New’s performances for their blend of rock, metal, and electronic to craft a unique sound between Danny and Matt. They are always entertaining to watch on stage and that night their energy was fierce. Between Lance moving all over the stage, to the perfect lighting for their music, to the crowd urging them on, From Ashes To New left their spirit in the building that night. You can see a full gallery of From Ashes To New from that night HERE. You can find more of their music and merchandise at https://www.fromashestonew.com/. Their setlist that night was:
- Pray For Me
- My Fight
- Land of Make Believe
- Through It All
- The Future
- My Name
- Breaking Now
The rock band from Las Vegas, NV was just about ready to come on stage. Starting back 2009 Ronnie Radke was starting to put together this band and by 2011 they were releasing their debut album The Drug in Me Is You via Epitaph Records. The debut album hit #19 on the Billboard 200 in its first week. Falling in Reverse toured extensively to support their debut album and garnered tremendous fan support. The band released three additional studio albums with the last being Coming Home in 2017. Recently, the band released a trilogy of standalone singles that included “Losing My Life”, “Losing My Mind”, and “Drugs”. The three videos gathered nearly 28 million views. Falling In Reverse is Ronnie Radke (vocals), Derek Jones (rhythm guitar), Tyler Burgess (bass), Max Georgiev (lead guitar), and touring drummer Christian “CC” Coma.
The crowd went insane when the band started coming to the stage one by one. But, once Ronnie hit the stage it went absolutely ballistic. With a cell phone in hand, Ronnie used it to pan over the crowd, assuming he was videoing or live streaming. He looked extremely happy and kicked off the show with “I’m Not a Vampire” from The Drug in Me Is You. Ronnie, as usual, was very animated on stage, and the rest of the band was just as animated. Falling In Reverse sounded fantastic. They followed up with “Rolling Stone” and “Bad Girls Club” both phenomenal songs from their sophomore album Fashionably Late. The band also performed the recent trilogy of singles during this set. Also, Ronnie took moments to speak to the crowd saying how much he appreciated their support after all these years. It was genuine and heartfelt.
After the finished their set, Falling In Reverse had a large encore set that included a cover of “All Star” from Smash Mouth, two Escape the Fate songs, and the self-titled track from the first album “The Drug in Me Is You”. Overall, a phenomenal selection of songs and stellar performance. You can see a full gallery of Falling In Reverse from that night HERE. You can find more of their music and merchandise at http://fallinginreverse.com/. Their setlist from that night was:
- I’m Not a Vampire
- Rolling Stone
- Bad Girls Club
- Losing My Mind
- Game Over
- Losing My Life
- Fashionably Late
- Raised By Wolves
- The Westerner
- All Star (Smash Mouth cover)
- Not Good Enough for Truth In Cliché (Escape the Fate cover)
- The Drug in Me Is You
- Situations (Escape the Fate cover)
- Just Like You
Without a doubt, the fans absolutely got their money’s worth from the bands that evening. Everyone put on the best performance I’ve seen from those bands and it was a perfect atmosphere with energetic and appreciative fans as well. Though this tour already past, it will be worth your while to see all of these bands the next time they come to your city.