Originally Posted by Platinum Maze
I saw them Friday and they didn't really come out and say he was under the weather. Not that this is "good to hear," but it at least explains why his voice was completely shot after Needle Lies on Friday night. It became obvious that he was done during Prophecy and then he completely "mailed in" Roads to Madness. The last half of the set was uncomfortable to watch because he couldn't even attempt any of the higher vocals. Quite disappointing after how awesome the first 6 or 7 songs were. They did not play I Don't Believe in Love, Take Hold, or Jet City Woman on Friday night in NJ. Band sounded great throughout the night and the set really started to kick right before his voice went. I would be surprised if you told me his voice lasted through the entire set without the same issues.
There was noticeable wear on his voice by the end of the show, but nothing alarming, and I could hear the vocals pretty clearly. I actually noticed him struggling more on songs like Walk in the Shadows than on anything like The Needle Lies, Prophecy, or Roads to Madness. The band seemed ecstatic with his performance though, and he mentioned that had undergone pretty drastic measures to keep his voice as great as possible for the show. Apparently half the band are actually sick right now. All I'm gonna say is that if this was him while under the weather, him at 100% capacity must be unbelievable, because he still put Tate to shame all night.