Recently, we had the chance to attend the Chicago area date of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ winter headline tour, which included support from Broadway and The Action Blast. You can check it out after the break.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, along with Broadway and The Action Blast, kicked off their tour last night in Joliet at Mojoes. After a few technical difficulties the show started and three local bands performed.
After the locals, The Action Blast took the stage. “Are you ready, Mojoes”, was what the lead singer kept asking the audience. Coming onto the stage, before they started, he told the audience he wanted two things; one for people to move in closer and two for everyone to put their hands up. This then prompted everyone to begin clapping once they started their set. If you ever get the chance to see these guys live, I wouldn’t pass it up. They have so much energy on stage and it showed when they played songs such as “Right now” and “Find Resolution”. He got the crowd pumped and had them recite after him “Get Blasted”. Afterwards he came off the stage to high five everyone in the front. They gave out free demo cds and hung out after to meet everyone.
Broadway then took the stage next. They, as well, put on a good show getting people moshing and excited. They played songs from their EP, Gentlemen’s Brawl, and others such as “The Last Saturday”, “Don’t Jump the Shark Before you Save the Whale”, and ending their set with “The Same thing we Do Everyday Pinky”. They too came out after by the merch tables to meet everyone afterwards.
Once it was time for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus to perform, I could tell people were pumped. Playing favorites such as “Cat and Mouse”, “Reap”, and “False Pretense” immediately initiated moshing and a circle pit. Some people were sitting on top of others shoulders, rocking out. With a new album coming out March 15, they played their new song, “Choke”, for the first time. In between songs, lead singer, Ronnie Winter, would banter with the crowd. In the middle of the set, lead guitarist, Josh Burke had a guitar solo that had everyone cheering. Afterwards, Ronnie came out with an acoustic guitar and once he started playing everyone joined in on “Your Guardian Angel”. Ending their set with Face Down, the lead singer from The Action Blast came out during the sing to do some vocals as well.
This is just the first day of the tour, and if every night is like that then you will not be disappointed.
Information about the review…
Tour: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Winter Headline Tour
Bands: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Broadway, The Action Blast
Reviewer: Ali Jimenez
Date: February 7, 2013
Venue: Mojoes in Joliet, IL