We’ve just about recovered from Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens’ co-headline world tour, after it landed in the UK earlier this month.
We danced, we sang and we flinched a little at the unexpected fireworks. Mainly though, here’s five things we learned after the confetti settled on their last show at The Forum, London…
1. Deafening screams are not genre specific
Ear-piercing screams are part and parcel with pop concerts, right? Correct. Still, Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens stand to prove the pop world isn’t where this trend ends, as their teenage crowd make the walls shake with their relentless pitch. Impressive.
2. They know how to pick a support band
As if the co-headline billing wasn’t enough, Issues’ addition to the world tour made it a triple threat line-up not to be missed. The Atlanta export did Rise Records proud as they pumped up the dizzying crowd with their particular brand of nu-metal.
3. There isn’t enough pyro in the world
Did someone say, smoke canons? Sleeping With Sirens take a no holds barred approach to blowing fans away, with lasers, fire and smoke igniting the stage within the first three songs. Pierce The Veil play it slightly more understated and put their faith mostly in neon stage gear. Needless to say, it’s all very pretty.
4. King For A Day remains triumphant
With both sets in the bag, there’s no way Pierce The Veil are escapaing the stage without playing King For A Day, featuring Sleeping With Sirens frontman, Kellin Quinn. The finale track is all kinds of huge as Quinn crashes the stage.
5. If you didn’t lose your voice, you’re doing it wrong
You don’t need to be a die hard fan to appreciate the choruses in tracks like Kick Me, If You Can’t Hang (SWS), Bulletproof Love and Caraphernelia (PTV). With Sleeping With Sirens confirming their return to the UK in 2016 with All Time Low, we’re left to wonder who Pierce The Veil should take under their wing next. Hmm…
Pierce The Veil will play Reading and Leeds Festival this August, weekend and day tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk/reading-leeds-festival-2015.