Pierce The Veil / Sleeping With Sirens Live Review

The Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens World Tour was always set to be an insane tour. In March it was the UK’s turn to appreciate some of America’s finest mainstream Rock bands. Along for the ride are Atlanta’s dual-fronted Metal Core sensation, Issues. With the whole tour sold out months in advance, the Bristol date of this tour was set to be a night to remember.

With such a well-known lineup, the night was going to be nothing short of perfection. As Issues took to the stage, a capacity crowd was ready in waiting and more than welcoming to the only metal band on tonight’s line up. Dual vocals from Tyler Carter (Former Woe, Is Me) and Michael Bohn took control of a highly excited crowd. Putting on a show worthy of a headline slot, they rattled through a 6 song set featuring the best hits from their self-titled 2014 album and their latest offering, ‘Diamond Dreams’, also released back in 2014. From the off it was clear to see the production value behind this tour, and Issues had no problem showing their on-going success, and the right to perform on such a highly rated lineup. A great show, and one that I think could easily have lasted much longer.

As Sleeping With Sirens took to the stage, it was clear that the crowd were here for everyone. A deafening scream kick started the set into full motion. Making use of the production value of the tour, phones were out in the crowd as the mesmerizing stage show held nothing back with regards to pyrotechnics and lighting capabilities. Front man, Kellin Quinn, took control of the stage from the off, and led his bandmates through a powerful set, comprising of 10 fan favourites. Playing tracks such as ‘If You Can’t Hang’, ‘Kick Me’, ‘Scene Two – Roger Rabbit’ and ‘If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn’, they also played a cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Iris’, a track that had the whole crowd up in union with phones in the air, singing word for word. So much so, that front man Kellin Quinn let the crowd take singing duties for the majority of the track. A flawless set that ended all too soon. But that disappointment did not last long with the anticipation of Pierce The Veil.

Pierce The Veil came on stage to an overwhelming welcome from the capacity crowd. Opening with an explosion of confetti cannons and streamers, it was clear to see that the Americans were bringing the party vibes to the heart of the South West. Playing a massive 11 track set, they had every word sang straight back to them. Featuring a majority of songs from their 2012 release, ‘Collide With The Sky’, it was clear to see that Pierce The Veil have been a band rising up in the ranks and who are now dominating the mainstream Rock scene. A flawless performance by all four members. It left nothing to the imagination, with the crowd left ecstatic but exhausted by the end. As fans flooded the merch area and around the tour buses, it was clear to see that the Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens World Tour, has been a success.

The tour continues until the 11th of April but fear not. Pierce The Veil will be back in the UK to play on the main stage for both Reading and Leeds festivals.

Review and Photography by Siôn Roe

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