As it’s pouring down rain and the line to get into the venue is almost a mile long, that definitely didn’t stop these Papa Roach fans from braving getting a little wet to have a blast moshing and singing back to the three great bands on this tour, Escape the Fate, Nothing More and of course Papa Roach.
Taking the stage first, Escape the Fate took the stage with full force and such a good vibe. Just releasing a new record, I Am Human the band made sure to give fans their dose of new material aside from their older material. From the newest record they played songs such as I Am Human and Do You Love Me?. They also played older material such as Broken Heart, This is War and they closed out their set with One for the Money.
After such a great set from Escape the Fate, Nothing More took the stage and being that I’ve never seen them before, I left a huge fan of the band. Immediately as frontman Jonny Hawkins the co2 cannon went crazy as Hawkins took the stage like an animal just bursting out of his cage. The bands energy would definitely be hard to top, I was amazed by their stage presence. With only ten songs to perform and get the crowd as rowdy as they can (Which they did not fail to do). Some songs played during that time were Do You Really Want It?, FadeIn/FadeOut and Jenny. Not only did the band play their own material they also played a cover of Skrillex’s First of the Year. Following an insane drum solo interlude by all band members Nothing ore closed their set with Salem (Burn the Witch).
After a quick intermission, the crew pulled up Papa Roaches curtain which seemed to be a facial figure holding a roach in its mouth, as soon as the curtain dropped the fans went insane. The band opened up with Crooked Teeth. The energy from the band was unreal as was the light show that was produced. Each song played seemed to have its own light story backing it up. The band was as energetic as they were when we covered them in Baltimore opening up for A Day To Remember. With an eighteen song setlist plus a three song encore the fans were in for a treat as Papa Roach played a handful of new and old material that fans knew word for word. To name off a few songs they played were Lifeline, Broken Home, Falling Apart and Gravity. As they ended their eighteen songs with Born for Greatness, the band departed the stage, instantly the fans started chanting “PAPA ROACH” over and over until they returned for an encore. Of course as many of you know what songs were in the encore, their most popular hits Scars, None of the Above and they ended with a bang closing out with Last Resort.