JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

November 22, 2014
Webster Theater
Hartford, CT USA
Review by Mae Krell
Photos by Mae Krell

Pierce the Veil

Popular Rock Band Pierces the Night With High Energy

A low of twenty degrees Fahrenheit didn't stop Pierce The Veil's dedicated fans from queuing for the band's co-headlining show with Sleeping With Sirens this Saturday evening. The line outside The Webster Theatre began forming around 1pm, with the show only beginning at 6:50. After This Wild Life and Beartooth finished their sets, Pierce The Veil finally came on stage at 8:35pm.

Jaime Preciado (Bass/Backup Vocals) and Tony Perry (Lead guitar) walked on stage first, followed by Mike Fuentes (Drums), and lastly, Vic Fuentes (Vocals/Guitar). The band's set began with "Hell Above," followed by many of their hits off past albums, including "Caraphernelia," "Bulls In the Bronx," and "Hold On 'Till May," which Vic Fuentes brought a fan on stage for. 

‪‪‪The San Diego-based post-hardcore band has found a way to warm hearts of all ages all over the world beginning with the release of their first album, A Flair For The Dramatic, in 2007. Since then, Pierce The Veil has released two more full length albums, including Collide With The Sky (2012), which debuted at #12 on Billboard's top 200 Albums, and #1 on the Rock, Modern Rock/Alternative, and Rock Albums charts upon its release. Since then, it has sold nearly a quarter million copies, and the music video for its lead single, "King For A Day," featuring Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, has accumulated over 40 million views on YouTube to date. With the booming success of Pierce The Veil's past three full length albums- A Flair For The Dramatic (2007), Selfish Machines (2009), and Collide With the Sky (2012)- their latest, scheduled for release in early 2015, is expected to be a massive sensation.

Pierce the Veil's musical style is intricate and endearingly unique, but I personally feel so much more about them after attending their concert. Their vigor, intensity and emotional connectivity with the audience are something that lingers for ages, leaving both an unrelenting memory and a timeless dedication to the power music has when it is performed the right way.

Setlist:
Hell Above
Caraphernelia
Bulls in the Bronx
Disasterology
Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears
Hold On 'Till May
I'm Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket (acoustic)
A Match In to Water
Bulletproof love
King For A Day (ft. Kellin Quinn)