Volbeat Rock the Gentlemen and Ladies in Long Island With Trivium + Digital Summer
Volbeat recently took Long Island, N.Y., by storm with an enthusiastic show in promotion of their latest album ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.’ Killer support was offered by Trivium and Digital Summer.
Anytime Volbeat come to town, heads will be banging and hips will be shaking — and this was certainly the case for fans at Long Island’s Paramount theater. Crowd surfers jolted to the front as the band began their set with the new song ‘Doc Holiday’ as well as an older favorite ‘Hallelujah Goat.’ Frontman Michael Poulsen and the rest of the guys were all smiles onstage. While couples grooved to ‘Lola Montez,’ everyone sang along to Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ which led into a ring of people circling in the pit during ‘Sad Man’s Tongue.’
Trivium vocalist Matt Heafy and guitarist Corey Beaulieu joined Volbeat to perform the very heavy track ‘Evelyn.’ And at one point in the show, Volbeat treated the crowd to a snippet of a brand new song and revealed that after touring they will be working on fresh new material.
Their encore of the night was a special one as it included ‘Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza’ and ‘The Hangman’s Body Count.’ The band also invited all of the young kids that were in the crowd to rock out onstage with them during ‘Thanks’ and one young fan even got to shred it up with Poulsen. The outstanding night came to a close with ‘The Mirror and the Reaper.’
Trivium performed a crushing set beforehand but appeared to have been bit too heavy for the Volbeat fans in attendance. Yet, there were a handful of Trivium fans losing their minds. Too heavy or not, Trivium always bring it live and their set in Long Island was no exception. They began their performance with the new tune ‘Brave This Storm’ off of their latest album ‘Vengeance Falls.’ They also performed other explosive new songs ‘Strife’ and ‘Through Blood and Dirt and Bone.’
Older more melodic songs ‘Like Light to Flies,’ ‘Dying In Your Arms’ and ‘Down From the Sky’ also filled the Paramount. Trivium’s set ended on a high note, with the brutality that is ‘In Waves.’ Even though it’s a shame they didn’t play ‘Throes of Perdition’ the only other complaint was that their set was far too short. Matt Heafy and the rest of the gang always perform with sheer intensity and relentlessness — perhaps after the performance some Volbeat fans embraced the chaos and are now Trivium fans.
Digital Summer kicked off the show and rocked the Long Island crowd early on. One of the most impressive parts about the band is their 13-year-old drummer. The band as a whole is a force onstage and got the crowd pumped for a memorable night of music.
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