Pierce The Veil made a triumphant return to Portland, OR on the Made to Destroy Tour and did not disappoint.
The show kicked off with I Prevail playing a medley of cover songs including “Walk” by Pantera, “Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine and of course, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Along with the medley, the hard rock outfit played fan-favorites off their debut release such as “Scars” and “Love, Lust and Liars.” IPrevail concluded their set with a new song off their upcoming album, Lifelines (due October 21st).
Following I Prevail, Neck Deep took the stage and delivered an energetic performance. Playing songs from each of their releases, fans new and old were surely pleased. Security had their hands full as crowd surfers spilled over the barricade during the band’s hometown anthem, “Can’t Kick Up The Roots.” Frontman Ben Barlow had the entire crowd singing along to one of the band’s oldest songs, “A Part Of Me.”
At last, it was time for Pierce The Veil to hit the stage. The anticipation built as a big white projector screen hung at the front. Projected on the screen, fans could see a spaceship blasting asteroids, very reminiscent of the old school video game Asteroids. The spaceship then crashed into a space rock and landed on the city of Portland! The crowd went crazy, the curtain dropped and the lead guitar began the opening track off Misadventures, “Dive In”.
Vic, Mike, Jaime and Tony delivered another iconic performance that fans have come to expect; Full of energy, shredding guitar solos, incredible light shows and of course, confetti… so, so much confetti.
During “Bulletproof Love,” Vic pulled a fan from the crowd and sang the song to her:
A few songs later the lights went out and the band slowed it down a bit. They all came out with acoustic guitars, a tambourine and cajon drum. They prefaced the song with a heartwarming story about how only two people in the world were ever supposed to hear the love song from their freshman album, “Kissing In Cars.” Lighters and cell phone flashlights came up and the singalong ensued.
All in all, Pierce The Veil made a triumphant return to the Pacific Northwest and did not disappoint, finishing off the show with multiple explosions of CO2 and tons of confetti.
Check out photos from Neck Deep & I Prevail’s sets below! Also check out a list of the remaining tour dates and grab your tickets here.