Hollywood Undead’s fall 2015 U.S. headline tour with Crown The Empire and I Prevail made its way through Chicago recently and we were there to catch all the action. You can check out our review and gallery, after the break.
I Prevail opened the night and are now added to my list of bands that I must see every time they are in town. Before that night, I hadn’t heard of them but their energy on stage and cover of “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift has made me a fan. They encouraged everyone to crowd surf and to just let loose. This is how I feel every band should be with the audience, getting them hyped up and giving them their money’s worth of a show. The two lead singers, Eric and Brian, looked like they just wanted to jump into the crowd and be apart of it. At one point Eric climbed onto the speakers on the side of the stage and I thought he was going to jump into the crowd. However he did not. Wasting no time of their set, they had a good balance of songs and banter with the crowd for being an opener. I would love to see them again and for a longer set time. They have an ep out titled Heart vs. Mind, which is worth checking out. Give a listen to songs “Crossroads”, and of course fall in love with their cover of “Blank Space” like I did.
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Next up was Crown the Empire. This was my first time seeing them live and it won’t be my last. They too got the crowd pumped calling for circle pits and crowd surfers which the crowd of course obliged. Playing songs such as “The Fallout”, “The Phoenix Reborn”, “Cross Our Bones”, and others, Crown the Empire had the audience off their feet. Lead vocalists, Andy and David, were all around the stage making sure to make full use of it. While they performed, you could see the crowd feeding off their energy while shouting the lyrics back at them and opening up the pit. Thier new album, The Resistance will be out October 30th and if you have not yet, be sure to check it out.
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Bursting onto the stage to the crowd chanting “Undead” was Hollywood Undead. If you’ve never seen them live, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Making sure to play cult favorites and new ones such as “Another Way Out”, “Coming in Hot”, “Dead Bite”, “Levitate”, “Day of the Dead”,”Been to Hell:, “Undead”, “Party by Myself”, a medley of “California” and “No. 5”, as well as coming back out to sing “Everywhere I go”, and many others, the crowd was heard over them. At one point they even pulled up a fan, named Javier, who showed us his skills playing the guitar and he got to perform a song with the band as well. I thought that was pretty neat of them to do. Hollywood Undead has been in the scene for awhile now and even though their name isn’t brought up much anymore, they still continue to sell out shows and have a crowd whose age range show they are still gaining fans.
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If you weren’t lucky enough to catch any of these bands on this tour, make sure to not snooze again on getting a ticket next time they are headed to you!
Information about this review and photos:
Bands – Hollywood Undead, Crown the Empire, I Prevail
Reviewer/Photographer – Ali Jimenez
Date – October 18, 2015
Venue – House of Blues in Chicago, IL
Joshua Weidling Owner/Founder
I'm the owner & founder of Digital Tour Bus. I started the company in my dorm room during my freshman year of college. I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of music and going to concerts, I'm a big fan of stand-up comedy, playing board games, trying the most amazing unhealthy food, and watching really mediocre comedy tv shows.