Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 14

Who: Bad Seed Rising, The Word Alive, Sykes, Veil of Maya
When & Where: 7/9/16, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater; Wantagh, NY
By: Caitlyn Willard

Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 9

Who: The Word Alive, Sleeping With Sirens, Old Wounds, Bad Seed Rising
When & Where: 7/3/16, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater; West Palm Beach, FL
By: Caitlyn Willard

Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1

Who: Bad Seed Rising, Cane Hill, Emarosa, The Word Alive
When & Where: 6/24/16, Gexa Energy Pavilion; Dallas, TX
By: Caitlyn Willard

Show Review:: Zombie 5 Tour 4/6

The Devil Wears Prada, Born Of Osiris, The Word Alive, Secrets
Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Monday, April 6th, 2015
Review by Caitlyn Willard

Baltimore Soundstage was filled with anxious fans ready to see the “Zombie 5 Tour”, a celebration of The Devil Wears Prada’s Zombie EP which was released five years ago. Although most were there to see TDWP, plenty were just as excited for the openers: SECRETS, Born of Osiris, and The Word Alive.

SECRETS did a great job opening and were able to get the crowd energized for what would be a memorable night. Frontman Aaron Melzer took command of the stage as he crushed heavier tunes like ‘The Oath’ and ‘Artist Vs. Who?’. Clean vocalist/ guitarist Richard Rogers’ vocals intertwined beautifully with Melzer’s screams and he even stepped away from his guitar for ‘Dance of the Dead’ which brought the focus to his vocal abilities. SECRETS closed the night with ‘Live Together, Die Alone’ which really brought the crowd into high gear, and put a massive smile onto Melzer’s face.

Next up was, Born of Osiris, hailing from Chicago, IL. The quintet started the night with “Divergency” and two mosh pits began to open as the song progressed. There were obviously a decent amount of fans in attendance as the crowd began to get rowdy. Guitarist, Lee Mckinney, captivated the audience with his incredible guitar solos throughout their set. I have never seen Born of Osiris play before, but the group left me very impressed with their performance, finishing off their night with “Machine”.

By the time The Word Alive stormed onto the stage, the crowd had probably doubled in size.  Frontman, Telle Smith’s presence was infectious and the crowd went crazy as soon as he stepped on stage. Smith would change from high shrieks to burly growls in an instant, showing off the control he has over his voice. Guitarists Zack Hanson & Tony Pizutti were musically in sync throughout the night along with drummer, Luke Holland, who is always a pleasure to see perform. ‘2012’ was the most intense song of their set that night, the crowd started a massive circle pit which later turned into multiple mosh pits. TWA finished their set with crowd favorite ‘Life Cycles’, which had Telle jumping into the crowd, leaving fans with a night to remember.

The lights dimmed and the signature logo lit up, The Devil Wears Prada made their way on to stage, ready to play for a very eager crowd. They started off with a bang, heading straight into ‘Assistant To The Regional Manager’. TDWP played for a little over an hour straight without even stopping to take a break. That time was filled with an abundance of crowd surfers, crowd sing-a-longs, and massive pits. Prada played a variety of older songs like ‘Reptar: King of The Ozone’ and ‘Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?’ which left the die hard fans very pleased. Of course the night also included ‘Zombie EP’ being played front to back for the first time ever. Fans were also delighted to hear a brand new track that is yet to be released. Prada left the stage, but quickly came back out to perform an encore that consisted of “ Born to Lose” and “Danger: Wildman”. TDWP gave their all into their performance and the crowd gave them the same energy back.

LOL Gallery:

Who: Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, The Word Alive, Secrets
What: Vans Warped Tour, Part 2
When & Where: 7/22/14, Merriweather Post Pavilion; Columbia, MD
ByCaitlyn Willard

For full gallery, click here!

Show Review:: The Unconditional Tour


The Unconditional Tour made its fifth stop of the tour for a sold out show at the House of Blues Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Memphis May Fire was the headliner for this tour. They are promoting their upcoming album, Unconditional, which is being released March 25th.

To check out a review of the show (plus photos of each band), check out Caitlyn’s review by clicking “Read More”!


The show started off with a lot of energy from the opening act, Beartooth.  From the band’s first song, “Set Me on Fire”, until their last song, “I Have a Problem”, fans were crowd surfing and opening up the pit to mosh. It’s rare to see an opening band get this intense of a reaction from the crowd, but Beartooth accomplished it. The highlight song of their performance for me was “Dead”, when bassist, Nick Reed and guitarist, Kam Bradbury came into the crowd and played the first portion of the song as the crowd held them up. The energy kept up even after Reed and Bradbury hopped back on stage to continue playing. The crowd jumped, moshed and crowd surfed until the very end of their set. 


Hands Like Houses, who hail from Canberra, Australia, were next on the list. The crowd had a much slower reaction to HLH, than openers, Beartooth. This is probably due to the fact that they are the least hardcore of all the bands on this tour. Personally, I enjoyed their performance very much and loved the high energy that they brought. I think they have a great stage presence and are very active, jumping and running around on stage. It wasn’t until about the third song that the crowd started getting more into their set. The crowd surfers began to accumulate and people started to bop their head to the beat. There were definitely fans amongst the crowd though. This was very clear when HLH played their final song, “Introduced Species”, a track off their latest album titled Unimagine. The crowd sang along and was pretty loud during the choruses. I believe HLH ended up leaving the show with more fans than came in. 


A Skylit Drive came out full throttle. The room instantly became more upbeat shortly into their first song, “Crazy”. Front man Michael Jagmin has amazing energy and really loves interacting with the crowd. At one point he hopped off stage and stood up on the barricade to reach out and sing into the crowd. This had the fans around him beaming with joy. It’s definitely thrilling to have one of your favorite artists that close to you during a show, so I can see why they were so excited. Before their second to last song, Jagmin asked “Who has been a fan of A Skylit Drive since 2008?” The crowd screamed and raised their hands with excitement. He then said “This next song goes out to all of you”, and went into playing “Wires and the Concept of Breathing”, from the band’s first album. The crowd instantly became very excited and was singing every word as loudly as possible. 


I have never seen The Word Alive in concert before and I only know a few of their songs, but I thought their set was amazingly entertaining despite this. Lead vocalist “Telle” Tyler Smith really knows how to rally the crowd. There were non-stop crowd surfers from the beginning to end of their set. It definitely felt like the most rowdy set of the night from both band and crowd. TWA also treated fans to a new song debut, “Play the Victim”, off their forthcoming album due to be released this spring. 


This was my seventh time seeing Memphis May Fire and they did not disappoint. They opened up their set with two fan favorites, “The Sinner” and “Alive in the Lights”. This had fans going crazy right from the beginning. They brought along their own set of stage lights which cast a moodier silhouette effect for most of the show. MMF’s set list included two new songs, “No Ordinary Love” and “Sleepless Nights”, off their soon to be released album. About half way through the set, vocalist Matty Mullins said he “wanted to slow things down and dedicate this next song to all the military families” and the band broke into their popular ballad “Miles Away”. Guest vocals on the original track were provided by Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, but since he was not there, Jagmin from A Skylit Drive sang along. Their voices worked well together and I think Jagmin did a fantastic job filling in for Quinn’s part. MMF finished their 10 song set and left to go backstage. Instantly the crowd began to chant “Memphis! Memphis!” until the band returned to play two encore songs, “Prove Me Right” and “Legacy”. I think these were two great songs to close with. They were definitely crowd pleasers, and it gave fans one last chance to release any little bit of energy they had left.

Overall, I think this was a great line up for this tour. The energy kept building throughout the night and the crowd was definitely having a wonderful time. All the bands were very active and entertaining on stage and the fans definitely got their money’s worth.

To check out more photos from the show, click here!

Photos & Written By: Caitlyn Willard

NEW: Fearless Friends tour dates.

Featuring: Blessthefall, Motionless in White, The Word Alive, Tonight Alive and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk.

Dates can be seen by clicking “Read More”.

11.09 –  Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
11.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
11.11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma (Main Room)
11.12 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11.13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11.14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11.15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11.16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11.18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
11.19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11.20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11.21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station Four
11.22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11.23 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11.24 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11.25 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
11.26 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.27 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
11.29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
11.30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
12.1 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
12.2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
12.3 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
12.4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southerland
12.5 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
12.6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
12.8 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12.9 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
12.10 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
12.11 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
12.12 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
12.13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12.14 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12.15 – El Paso, TX @ Open Gate Church
12.16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre