Pierce The Veil brought their co-headlining tour with Sleeping With Sirens to San Francisco for a sold-out show at the Warfield.
The night kicked off early with a 6:50 pm set by PVRIS which immediately made it clear why the kids lined up early. Clearly the word is out, not only on the tour, but on the openers as well and a half hour after doors had opened, the line outside literally wrapped its way around the block and made it back to the entrance of the Warfield! Inside, the floor was packed with mostly-teenage girls and a few brave parents who felt the need to brave the crush to keep an eye on things.
After Mallory Knox delivered a powerful 30 minute set (only their third performance in the US) that undoubtedly piqued some interest in the newcomers, a massive curtain was dropped across the front of the stage at which point the crowd erupted in shrieks, a crush on the floor ensued and any remaining parents up front bailed in favor of a more comfortable spot and/or a beer.
As the crew scurried behind the scenes, the energy in the room continued to rise, with the whole venue erupting in shrieks every time a light from the stage ran across the curtain. You can only imagine what happened when those lights teased silhouettes of each of the band members and that curtain finally dropped … chaos.
Piece the Veil made the most of their 60 minute set, cramming more confetti and antics than most bands do in double that time. Check this out …
- Crazy lights, blasts of smoke and heaps of confetti blasts from all directions
- Guest vocals from Lundsey Gunnulfsen from PVRIS and Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens (King for a Day)
- An acoustic rendition of I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket
- A dancer joining the band on stage for some traditional Mexican dance moves during Bulls in the Bronx
- Jaime Preciado demonstrating his pick flinging skills
- Pulling a member of the crowd (Olivia) from her spot up front for Vic to serenade her on stage
… and during all that, the crowd didn’t let up for a moment. People were on their feet all the way to the last row of the balcony. No doubt a tough act to follow!
The tour runs across the US into March before heading to Europe and is selling out so don’t wait if you’ve got this one on your list.
- Hell Above
- Bulls in the Bronx
- Hold On Till May
- Props & Mayhem
- I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket
- A Match Into Water
- Bulletproof Love
- King for a Day (with Kellin Quinn)
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