As Underoath wraps up another tour in a few days, let’s take a look back at the date in Philly at the Liacouras Center. Fresh off their Rebirth tour which reunited all of the original band members for the first time in over 5 years, Spencer Chamberlain didn’t want to stop. Touring with his side-project band Sleepwave a few years back , Spencer said that he saw no future for the band and that he simply just wanted to keep creating music any way possible. So after the Rebirth tour (see my review here ), I thought that was Underoaths’ final send off. But then I saw the announcement of The American Nightmare tour supporting Bring Me The Horizon.
It’s always a thrill to see one of your favorite bands. Even more so to combine your art with theirs, a true collaboration of creativity. First off, if you missed this tour, you missed out. Everything was amazing! The lighting especially, plus the general aura given off by the combination of Spencer, Aaron, Tim, Chris , James and Grant all back together on stage, it ignites chills.
Beginning the set with ” Everyone Looks So Good From Here” off their album Define the Great Line , the excitement never ceased for a second all the way up to the final seconds of “Writing on the Walls” to end the show, also off of Define the Great Line . The stage presence, immaculate. The execution, transcendent. It was really great having Beartooth and Bring me the Horizon on the bill as well, as that drew in a broad crowd of many musical generations of fans.