Back in February, the band announced they’d play the “BUKU Late” set, which served as an after party to the New Orleans’ BUKU Music + Art Project.
Before we get to the show, let’s rewind a little bit to how the 2019 show came to be. Sonny Moore left the band 2007 to eventually pursue a career as Skrillex, returning in 2017 to release “Make War” with FFTL. Moore hit the stage with the act less than a month later at Emo Nite LA, marking the last time the band performed live.
In July 2018, FFTL officially released another song, “Surrender,” seven months after the first teaser. “Surrender” was shared for free after Moore made the announcement via Twitter and leaked the record’s artwork.
Then, they announced Friday’s show, and the lineup included Moore, drummer Derek Bloom, lead guitarist/keyboardist Matt Good and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Travis Richter.
In case you didn’t get a chance to see the amazing set, you can see some videos from the show below.
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Once in a lifetime opportunities come along only so often. For example, @fftlast reuniting for one night in New Orleans for a @thebukuproject after party. 🤘🏼 . . . #FromFirstToLast #FFTL #MakeWar #Reunion #SonnyMoore #Skrillex #BeforeHeWasSkrillex #MattGood #TravisRichter #Republic #RepublicNOLA #Buku #BukuMusicFestival #BukueFest2019 #AfterParty #AllNightLong #Wow #EmoNight #EmoNightNoLa
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Note to self, I’ve missed you terribly. Waiting ten years is what I call a tragedy. I remember being 13/14 (gross because that was literally ten years ago why is time like this?) and listening to @fftlast in my room every night while staring at my poster of the four of them standing in a bathtub with electrical wires everywhere. That poster stayed on my wall for years, but it eventually came down. The love I had for this band stayed in my heart, but it never left. For the second time in 12 years and maybe the last, From First To Last got together to play a show WITH the original lineup, and I got to witness it with the one person in this life who felt the music with me as I listened to it ten years ago @iamhollykay. Sad girl tears everywhere. I have been blessed. #NoteToSelf #IMissYouTerribly #RepublicNOLA #FFTL #FromFirstToLast #SonnyMoore #Skrillex #MattGood #TravisRitcher #DerekBloom #EmoNiteNOLA #EmoNiteLA
Good tweeted the day after Emo Nite that the concert was “one of the best nights ever in the history of the universe.”
Last night was def one of the best nights ever in the history of the universe
— matt good (@mattg00d) March 23, 2019
Emo Nite also shared some amazing photos of the band’s performance.
— Emo Nite (@emonitela) March 23, 2019
Many fans who attended tweeted about just how amazing it all was, giving us serious FOMO.
I just saw From First To Last and now I wanna cry.
Sonny Moore is a god.
— 🔪 sʜᴀᴏʟɪɴ ɢ 🔪 (@BasementGhost) March 23, 2019
I can’t believe I’m watching From First to Last right now in 2019??
— the girl with airpods (@mikaylaxdavis) March 23, 2019
i finally saw From First To Last w/ Sonny Moore last night ………. 🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧
— CHKLTE (@Chklte_) March 23, 2019
In other news, Richter recently took to Twitter to proclaim that From First To Last created the emo rap phenomenon.
What do you think of From First To Last’s first show in two years? Sound off in the comments below!