The night of January 13 was one of mixed emotions for many music fans: post-hardcore/metalcore pioneers Underøath kicked off their Farewell Tour in Worcester, Massachusetts, playing to a sold out Palladium.
The opening slots on the tour are held by friends of the band, including letlive., As Cities Burn, and mewithoutYou. As Cities Burn couldn’t make the trek, so New York-based hardcore act Stray From The Path took their place. letlive. played the most energetic set of the three, while mewithoutYou slowed things down with their funk-laced alt. rock.
The Tampa, Florida natives took the stage later on in the night, opening with “Breathing in a New Mentality” and continuing with a particularly heavy and fast-paced set. Halfway through the set – to the audible appreciation of the crowd – the band announced that they would be playing a song that hadn’t played in a while, “Reinventing Your Exit.” The song appeared on their breakthrough album, They’re Only Chasing Safety, which was also their first album with current vocalist Spencer Chamberlain.
Underøath’s set continued on towards midnight; when they finally did leave the stage, they were almost immediately called back for an encore. They obliged, and it was nothing short of electrifying: the band performed two of their most popular, well known songs, “A Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White” and “Writing on the Walls,” as if truly offering a goodbye to their fans.
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