Black Veil Brides Deliver Rock ‘N’ Roll Sermon to the Wild Ones in Massachusetts
It may have only been a Saturday night, but when the Black Veil Brides rolled into the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 26, church was officially in session. With their ‘Church of the Wild Ones’ tour now in full swing, the Black Veil Brides resided over their pulpit delivering a sermon of good-for-the-soul, raw, rock ‘n’ roll.
Rife with theatrics, gratuitous guitar solos, and just enough attitude to carry it all off, the Black Veil Brides deliver a live show that’s reminiscent of the decadence of glam rock in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s but completely transformed for a new generation, or an army as the case may be. Their fans, known as the BVB Army, were out in full force paying homage to the band with face paint and all the signature BVB trappings.
Frontman Andy Biersack, bassist Ashley Purdy, guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx and drummer CC Coma – collectively known as the Black Veil Brides, rang in the new year with their latest disc ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones’ – a conceptual disc that largely inspired their current stage show and set list. From kicking off the show with ‘I Am Bulletproof’ to new tracks like ‘Nobody’s Hero,’ ‘Wretched and Divine’ and ‘Shadows Die,’ the set list brilliantly showcases their latest work.
With that in mind, fans hoping to hear music from BVB’s first two discs won’t be disappointed on this tour at all. ‘We Stitch These Wounds’ was represented with tracks like ‘Knives and Pens’ and the single ‘Perfect Weapon.’ 2011’s ‘Set the World on Fire’ provided some of the loudest crowd sing-a-longs of the evening from ‘Fallen Angels’ to ‘The Legacy’ and ‘Rebel Love Song.’
The Black Veil Brides are a young band building on something big. With a vision for their music that includes not just the audible but the visual and visceral, the Black Veil Brides provide more than just a concert, it’s an overall rock experience. In addition, they seem to understand the importance of the intangible things in the music world like the relationship they’ve cultivated with their fans throughout the years.
The Black Veil Brides continue their tour run through the beginning of March; check out all of the remaining tour dates here.
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