Photos: Pierce the Veil at Viejas Arena (San Diego, CA)

PVRIS (Lowell, MA), Mallory Knox (Cambridge, UK), and Pierce the Veil (San Diego, CA)
January 23rd, 2015
Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA

The second leg of Pierce the Veil’s World Tour is underway folks!  Pierce the Veil along with Sleeping With Sirens, Mallory Knox, and PVRIS kicked things off at the Viejas Arena in San Diego last night and put on a heck of a show.  Though we all made it to the pit a bit behind schedule, I must say making your way through an arena while PVRIS’ is playing “Fire” feels pretty damn cool. I had heard a lot about PVRIS but hadn’t gotten the chance to check them out but after their set I wish I had.  Frontwoman Lynn Gunn’s voice and delivery is powerful and with Alex Babinski and Brian MacDonald on keys and strings the band can really do no wrong.  They had the crowd off their feet by the end of the night.  The second band of the night was the UK’s own Mallory Knox.   These guys killed it and had the crowd on the tips of their fingers as frontman Mikey Chapman sang his heart out.  As natural as these guys are on stage you wouldn’t even guess that this was their first US show.  Hopefully they make their way back out to CA soon.  Eventually, Pierce the Veil’s enormous banner came down and the guys came out full force as they began to play “Hell Above.”  The crowd was louder than I had heard them all night and it was totally understandable.  Pierce the Veil is a force to be reckoned with on stage.  They went into “Caraphernelia” and “Bulls in the Bronx” right after.  Their setlist after that only got better.  It only seemed right that they ended their set with “King For A Day.”  Of course Sleeping with Sirens’ frontman Kellin Quinn made an appearance as the energy of the crowd practically exploded.  If there’s one thing Pierce the Veil has done (they’ve done way more than one) it’s master their live show.  Even if you’re not the biggest fan you’ll have a good time at the show.  I mean who else brings out a folk dancer mid-set?  It was rad.  If you get an opportunity do not miss the chance to see the tour package live, dates are here.

Thoughts?