The Devil Wears Prada -- Royal Oak, MI -- November 2nd, 2013
This was the first show of the 8:18 tour with The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, Volumes, and Texas In July.
Texas In July played first. Most of the crowd appeared to have never heard of them before. That's a shame because I think they are fantastic. They definitely won the audience over. In fact, "Hook, Line and Sinner" had possibly the craziest pit of the whole night! What a way to open the show!
Texas In July setlist
Without A Head
Bed of Nails
Hook, Line and Sinner
Next was Volumes. I saw them at BledFest 2012 w/ Still Remains, A Plea For Purging, Flatfoot 56, Inhale Exhale, The Crimson Armada, The Plot In You, Former Thieves, As Cities Burn, Comeback Kid, etc. The crowd loved Volumes, but to me they are just your average heavy band w/ tons of predictable breakdowns & the same catch phrases we've all heard a million times. Plus, I don't think their 2 vocalists compliment each other very well. They both sound the same to me, so why have 2 of them. They are a very energetic live band. I will give them that. Their music is OK, just nothing too special IMO.
The Ghost Inside is one of those bands that if you see them live you will become a big fan. I'm not sure why, but their songs translate so well live that they really set themselves apart from a lot of the other bands in their genre, IMO. I'll always go see them live, no matter who they tour with. It was cool for me to hear "Dark Horse" & "White Light" live for the 1st time. I didn't know that "White Light" was written about their singer's brother who died suddenly before he could say goodbye. Great set! Go see them live if you can.
The Ghost Inside setlist
Chrono (w/ the singer from Texas In July)
The Great Unknown
Between The Lines
This Is What I Know About Sacrifice
The Devil Wears Prada headlined. They had some tough acts to follow, but they rocked the house! They had tons of energy & a cool light show. This was my 5th time seeing them, and it was by far the best set I've ever seen them play. I bought their new CD 8:18 at the show. The highlight of their set was definitely "War," which they jammed instrumentally for a long time before singing the song. That was cool.
The Devil Wears Prada setlist
Assistant to the Regional Manager
Born To Lose
4/24 War of Ages
5/22 It Lies Within
5/16, 7/28 & 8/15 Slipknot