Vital Sound Media takes on We Will Detonate Tour in Texas!

Posted by Lindsey Hawken May 27, 2017 0 Comment 207 views

The We Will Detonate tour has finally come to an end, but we were fortunate enough to go to both the Houston and the Dallas days to get coverage for you guys!

The tour stopped in Houston on May 22nd at House of Blues. The first band to take the stage that night at around 6:30PM was Chapel. The two-piece indie pop band had so much energy, and definitely were a great way to start the night. Their fun upbeat sound and the chemistry of the two on stage was beautiful, and you could really tell they love what they do.

Following Chapel was Emarosa… I don’t think there are really words that could describe how incredible Emarosa’s set was. They opened with “Sure” off their album 131. Vocalist, Bradley Walden, immediately leaped off the stage and onto the barricade, getting up close and personal with the crowd before jumping into the crowd and body surfing across it all the while never missing a note.

“Hurt”, also off 131, came on next. Bradley went back on stage and joined his fellow band mates for a short amount of time before jumping back to the crowd and balancing himself on the barricade and walking across it.

Nothing could keep this man away from the crowd and it was such an amazing sight to see. Emarosa absolutely killed it at both Texas dates, and I know I’ll never miss one of their shows again after seeing such an incredible live performance.

Now the moment we’d all been waiting for…  “Children of the beast embrace, to scorn and hate the human race. Consume the light that hugs the earth, and aid the womb in giving birth. To a group that will appear and guide you through this final year. The dark armies then will come, when the sum is 41!”

The band took the stage with The Hell Song off of their third full length album, “Does This Look Infected?”, and the crowd went wild. Sum 41 has been a band for 21 years and still has the same energy and incredible stage performance they did when they first started, which I find to be rare in bands nowadays. To watch a band be so passionate about their music on stage really amps up the performance all together and makes it such a more memorable experience.

Walking Disaster, a track off Underclass Hero, was played mid set. “This song is dedicated to your parents.” said Whibley before singing the first verse. This song personally means a lot to me, so watching the guys bring it to life on stage may or may not have brought me to tears, but if anyone asks, I totally didn’t cry…

They kept the party going by playing some of their classics like Over My Head (Better Off Dead), Motivation, Still Waiting, In Too Deep, and more. As well as playing some of their new songs off their most recent full length album, 13 Voices.

They closed their set with Fat Lip, and I swear not one person in that venue wasn’t singing along. Voices echoed around Deryck’s throughout the venue during their last song. Crowd surfers went up, the circle pit started, and everyone was off their feet.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to stay for Pierce The Veil’s set, but we heard nothing but amazing things about it. We’re very happy to be able to have seen Chapel, Emarosa, and Sum 41, and you can see photos from the show(s) below.


Did you attend the We Will Detonate tour? Share your memories from the show with us in the comments below!

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