This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour feat. Silverstein – REVIEW This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour feat. Silverstein – REVIEW
On a unusually mild weathered day in midst of a Chicago winter, the “This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour” came rolling... This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour feat. Silverstein – REVIEW

On a unusually mild weathered day in midst of a Chicago winter, the “This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour” came rolling through the Bottom Lounge in Chicago with headliner Silverstein. The tour also featured Like Moths To Flames, Secrets and Issues. You can check out our review after the break.

With six studio albums and another being released in ten days, Silverstein continues to thrive as a band over these past thirteen years. Playing a sold out show at the bottom lounge, they really delivered a show. On tour with them came Issues, Secrets, Like Moths to Flames, and Glass Cloud. Unfortunately though, due to issues with their van, Glass Cloud was unable to perform.

I can honestly say I was anticipating Issues taking the stage, especially this being their first time playing in Chicago. With the recent lineup change of Woe, Is Me, Issues is the new band the other members formed. They opened the night with “Love, Sex, Riot” and I could tell many of the people there were excited for them to be playing as well. Despite some sound difficulties, that did not stop them from performing. Playing songs such as “Princeton Ave.” and ending with their first single “King of Amarillo”, they definitely have made a name for themselves. Even though their set was short, they got the crowd pumped for the remaining bands of the night.

Next to play was Secrets. After taking the same stage only two months ago, they just keep getting better. Making sure to command the signature wall of death, vocalist Xander, kept the crowd moving throughout the set. Playing favorites such as “Melodies”, “The Oath” and “The Hardest Part”, between songs, Xander said he wanted to see 50 crowd surfers and the people did not let him down. He got the crowd off their feet. Literally. Ending with “Somewhere in Hiding”, the crowd’s voice took over.

After them was Like Moths to Flames. This was my first time seeing them and let me tell you they have incredible energy.  They had circle pits going, moshing, crowd surfers; people were really letting loose for them. “Get those middle fingers up in the air” was what was heard from vocalist Chris before they played “GNF”. Ending their set with “You can’t be missed”, I can honestly say they have gained a fan here.

Once it was time for Silverstein to take the stage, the crowd was definitely ready for them. Playing older songs such as “Your Sword Versus My Dagger”, “Smashed into Pieces”, and dedicating “American Dreams” to Like Moths to Flames, Silverstein showed they have not lost their spark. Also in promoting their new album they played “Massachusetts” off it.  After playing what was the supposed last song, “Broken Stars”, they left the stage and the crowd chanting ‘Encore, Encore’. Vocalist, Shane then returned to the stage with an acoustic guitar and played “Call It Karma”. Afterwards he started “Smile in Your Sleep” and the rest of the band came on stage to finish it. “Meet the World” was Shane’s message to the crowd a little before they ended their set.

I would advise anyone who has the chance, to not miss this tour. These are incredible bands with much love for their fans and music. They made sure to meet their fans, do signings and take pictures. If this tour is coming to your area, I suggest you go.

Information about the review…
Tour: This Is How The Wind Shifts North American Tour feat. Silverstein
Bands: Silverstein, Like Moths To Flames, Secrets, and Issues
Reviewer: Ali Jimenez
Date: January 26, 2013
Venue: The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL

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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.