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Coma323
08-10-2013, 04:48 AM
Kickoff date for the 2013 Uproar Festival at the Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, which is a shame imo since all I care about seeing is AiC and they only have about 70 minutes. Don't care about Circa Survie, Coheed is horrible, and Jane's Addiction I find boring. First time at this venue and gotta say it's in a pretty sweet location. Took a little bit exiting the parking lot but it was better than leaving the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Despite the short set AiC was excellent. Love the new songs live just disappointed they only played those two again.


Check My Brain
Again
Them Bones
Hollow
Man in the Box
We Die Young (http://youtu.be/ZJfhcsWgaZ8)
Stone
Your Decision
Acid Bubble
Down in a Hole (http://youtu.be/qvEKkcUzuZs)
No Excuses
Would?

Rooster

Sanitarium78
08-10-2013, 05:45 AM
They should do Phantom Limb instead of Acid Bubble. That seems like a spot in the set where they could rotate a different song each night. AIC is the only reason i'm seeing this tomorrow. The lineup is just unappealing in everyway possible besides them. I'm not sure what the tour promoters were thinking when they put this together? Did they actually think that AIC and Jane's Addiction have similar fan bases? This is certainly just about the oddest co-headlining pair any of the touring American summer festivals have come up with so far. Both headliners can do well selling out the midsized venues on their own but not even together can they fill amphitheaters that fit 15,000-20,000. There just isn't enough crossover appeal with this lineup.

Coma323
08-10-2013, 06:01 AM
They should do Phantom Limb instead of Acid Bubble.
I love both songs but I agree. Phantom Limb is so good live and I've seen Acid Bubble plenty of times.

Sanitarium78
08-10-2013, 06:15 AM
Once they tour on their own after Uproar is done they'll probably put more new stuff in. Usually with festival shows bands stick with the "best of" setlist and don't change too much of it around. I know Phantom Limb and Voices have been played a few times, so maybe they're still trying to work out what new stuff they want to do besides the two singles.

AnthG
08-10-2013, 06:57 AM
The absence of Grind makes me a sad panda. But other than that I like the setlist, since their radio hits are just as good as their deep album tracks a lot of the time.

The Ghost at Number One
08-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Coheed is NOT horrible.

PVH5150
08-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Meh. Needs moar Angry Chair.

How empty was the venue? I checked availability for Mansfield a few days ago and out of 20K possible capacity, about 3K had been sold. Pretty sad. I think this tour would've been a lot better had it have been held at Bank of America Pavilion sized venues.

PVH5150
08-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Coheed is NOT horrible.

The music is great. The vocals are more painful than an icepick to the dickhole.

DisposableJustice
08-10-2013, 10:06 AM
hmmm, well I was hoping for Angry Chair and TDPDH, but maybe I'll wait until they do a full headlining tour of their own

Phil709
08-10-2013, 10:30 AM
I wonder if they will ever play Breath on a Window from the new album.

70 minutes seems criminally short for a headliner but I'm sure it was a good show anyways. I looked up the headlining sets from the first two Uproars (Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold x2, Three Days Grace) and they played around the same number of songs and I still remember it being a good time.

And as for poor attendance numbers... Let's just say I don't know anyone besides myself who listens to Jane's Addiction (and I don't even listen to them that much) and Alice in Chains a lot of people like but I don't think is anyone's favorite band.

Jochen
08-10-2013, 11:23 AM
And as for poor attendance numbers... Let's just say I don't know anyone besides myself who listens to Jane's Addiction (and I don't even listen to them that much) and Alice in Chains a lot of people like but I don't think is anyone's favorite band.

Same. A bunch of my friends love AiC, but none of them want to give the "new" lineup a chance, which is too bad.

Coma323
08-10-2013, 10:41 PM
and Alice in Chains a lot of people like but I don't think is anyone's favorite band.

They've been my favorite band since high school.

PVH5150
08-11-2013, 11:03 AM
Just checked the Hartford setlist.

We Die Young, Down In A Hole & Your Decision out.
Voices, Dam That River & Nutshell in.

IrritatedTrout
08-11-2013, 03:42 PM
Glad I saw their tour earlier this year instead.