Between The Buried & Me -- Detroit, MI -- October 13th, 2013
Unfortunately I had to miss Deftones. Their tour w/ Avenged Sevenfold was the same night, and I bought my ticket to this show before the Deftones show was announced. Oh well, I would've chosen this tour anyway. I just saw Deftones w/ Metallica in June, and I very much prefer shows in clubs to arena concerts anyway. Plus I didn't want to drop $50 on a ticket. Still bummed about missing Deftones, though.
On with the show I actually attended... The Safety Fire played first. I had never heard of them, but HOLY COW they completely stole the show! They were amazing! I need to get their CDs like, NOW! I'm glad I got there early.
Next was The Contortionist, the main reason I was at the show. They're one of those bands that totally blew me away the first time I saw them, and I've been a huge fan ever since. They were excellent again at this show, but I wish they played a longer set.
The Contortionist setlist
The Faceless were next. I'd heard a lot about them but never heard their music before. They were good, but nothing to write home about.
Between The Buried and Me headlined. Once again, this set was completely different than all of the other times I've seen them. That is a huge part of what makes them such a great live band. It's a totally unique experience every time. I knew that they were going to play their entire new record on this tour, so that took a bit of the surprise out of it. Nevertheless, it's always a fantastic show when you see them live. The highlight was "Lay Your Ghosts to Rest." To be honest, though, the first 2 bands on the bill owned the night, in my opinion.
Between the Buried and Me setlist
Goodbye to Everything
Lay Your Ghosts to Rest
The Black Box
Silent Fight Parliament
Goodbye to Everything Reprise
10/5 Norma Jean