Last night, we attended Pierce The Veil’s Made To Destroy tour with I Prevail and Neck Deep to give you an inside look at what makes this tour so freaking amazing. Let’s just say, they didn’t disappoint.
Here are eight reasons why you won’t want to miss Made To Destroy.
1. Sick merch
All three bands came out with the best merch. T-shirts, flags, vinyl—you name it, they’ve got it. (Best start saving your money now!)
2. I Prevail
Michigan-based I Prevail opened Made To Destroy with a bang. The group’s dual vocalists blend post-hardcore and melodic elements in a seamless effort that the crowd went crazy over. Really, I Prevail set the tone for the rest of the night, and their performance that got stuck in our heads made us even more excited for their debut full-length, Lifelines, come Oct. 21.
3. Neck Deep
Neck Deep won Best Live Band at the APMAs, and their set proves that the award was well deserved. The pop punkers commanded the stage and have non-stop energy, killer riffs and head-pounding rhythms all tied together with Barlow’s dynamic vocals. Their setlist includes nearly every favorite from Life’s Not Out To Get You, with a few of their previous hits that made everyone lose their minds. Case in point—if you have haven’t seen Neck Deep live, you literally have no excuse not to go see them this time around.
4. Pierce The Veil played their newest hits…
We waited for what felt like forever to get new music from Pierce The Veil, and Misadventures did not disappoint. This tour follows in the footsteps of their epic summer Misadventures world tour, and the songs off this record had everyone singing along. (Don’t worry, we won’t give anything away…But they did perform one of our favorites)
5. But they played so many of our older favorites, too
The best part of the show was singing along to every fan favorite from the group’s previous releases, complete with their signature, intricate guitar riffs, powerful drum backing and booming bass all tied together with Fuentes’ enchanting vocal power. In addition to the incredible setlist, PTV also found the perfect pacing. Not afraid to slow it down for a second (for one of my favorite tracks), the band was able to keep everyone pumped up from start to finish.
6. Special appearances are inevitable
With three awesome bands hitting the road together, they’re bound to make guest appearances during each other’s sets, and last night was no different. Be ready to expect the unexpected—like a lucky fan going up on stage? Yep. A special I Prevail appearance during PTV’s set? You betcha.
7. The show is basically a giant celebration…
Pierce The Veil brought the confetti and streamers, creating the most epic celebration of music and life you could ever imagine. From lighting to stage antics, the show explodes with excitement.
8. And it reminds us why we fell in love with their music in the first place
Seeing one of your favorite bands is an amazing thing–having a few of your favorites on tour together? Even cooler. But the best part about these amazing shows are the people you meet. The ones that you've never met before in your life, but you can pick up like your old friends because music is your shared experience. Music, especially when you can experience it live, is one of the most incredibly powerful things. Thanks for the wonderful night, I Prevail, Neck Deep & Pierce The Veil. I made so many new friends and left feeling happier than ever. It's nights like this that remind me just how much I love music.
Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep and I Prevail have found a way to put on a show that never lacks the energy or passion that made us fall in love with their songs in the first place. With three great bands, you get special surprises, an electrified audience and an abundance of energy. Singing along with hundreds of other people who love these bands as much as you do? That’s pretty dang cool.
What are you most excited to see on the Made To Destroy tour? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
9/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/17 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance*
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Mutiny*
9/25 – Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival*
9/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
9/28 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
9/30 – Detroit, MI @ Chill On The Hill**
10/1 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life**
10/2 – Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom**
10/4 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
10/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/8 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/9 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
10/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
10/15 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Watch more: Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes join Yellowcard for “Ocean Avenue” at the 2016 APMAs