The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail brought the Misery Will Find You Tour to a chilly NYC Tuesday night. The fans packed into The Playstation Theater for a diverse show. Silent Planet and Belmont rounded out the four band bill.
I came into the show as Silent Planet was hitting the stage. I saw Silent Planet on the Full Sail stage on Warped Tour ’16 and it was nice seeing them playing to a crowd about five times the size. The California group ripped through seven tracks off their three latest releases. You could defiantly sense that the band had matured into a well-rounded group that really got the crowd going. Vocalist Garrett Russell took time between songs to talk about issues going on in the world which in turn are reflected in their music. Their most recent release “When the End Began” is out now on Solid State Records.
Post-Hardcore legends Senses Fail took to the stage to a fiery roar from the crowd. The New Jersey natives played through a diverse fifteen track set that encompassed six of their albums. Frontman Buddy Nielsen was rocking the Freddy Mercury vibe as he dashed all over the stage in a leather jacket pumping up the fans. Buddy is such a charismatic performer jumping, cartwheeling and jumping off everything in sight. The group played through classics such as “Buried a Lie” and “Can’t be Saved” which the entire theater sung along too. The group started a “F**k the Pats” chanted before playing through the new track “Elevator to the Gallows” that was recently tweeted by fan Demi Lovato. The group capped off the show with “Bite to Break Skin” that evolved into a four song medley of classic hard rock hits. Right before the breakdown the band played through snippets of “Chop Suey”, “Bodies”, “Bulls on Parade” and “Break Stuff”. It was the perfect end to an incredible set. Take some time to check out the band’s latest release “If There is Light, It Will Find You” out now on Pure Noise Records.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
With the crowd still pumped up from the last set The Amity Affliction walked out to a monstrous scream from the crowd. The Australians lead right into the new track “Drag the Lake” of their new release Misery. The crowd surfing began immediately with bodies flying through the air. Amity played through fourteen tracks mainly pulling off their three latest releases. The crowd responded well to the new change in their sound and the band sounded fantastic. New drummer Joe Longobardi of Defeater fit in great with the group meshing well from the start of the show. The band played through some staple songs like “Open Letter” and “Pittsburg” which had the entire theater chanting along. It was great to hear the reactions to some of the newer tracks like “Ivy(Doomsday)” and “Feels Like I’m Dying”. The band brought the show to a fantastic close as they ended with the acoustic “All F**ked Up”. The bands newest release “Misery” was the bands fourth number one release in Australia and a departure from their sound on the last three records. It was great to see the bands growth and the stellar reaction from the fans.