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A Day To Remember's "Toursick"- review
04/11/10 at 01:44 PM by npmshah
Headliner: A Day To Remember
Support (in descending order): August Burns Red, Silverstein, Enter Shikari, Veara

On April 8th, 2010, A Day To Remember’s highly anticipated spring “Toursick” tour made a stop at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The anticipation was clearly high in the crowd waiting to enter the sold out show, and throughout the night this only built as A Day To Remember’s set grew near. Georgia pop-punkers Veara took the stage a mere ten minutes after fans were allowed into the venue, and ripped through a six-song, 25 minute set, managing to engage a crowd that had most likely had heard them before.
Following Veara was synth-laden British post-hardcore act, Enter Shikari. Enter Shikari have been making a major name for themselves stateside since the release of 2007’s Take To The Skies and 2009’s Common Dreads, as their set clearly indicated. The band kept the crowd engaged throughout their seven-song set, which was comprised of songs from both of their full-lengths. One of the more surprising things about Enter Shikari’s set, however, was that the band played the rather obscure “Havoc A,” but not fan favorite “Anything Can Happen In the Next Half Hour.” Following Enter Shikari was Canada’s Silverstein. Starting off with “Your Sword VS My Dagger,” the band played an energetic set comprised mainly of songs off 2005’s Discovering The Waterfront and last year’s impeccable A Shipwreck In The Sand. As Silverstein wrapped up their set, a large portion of the crowd began to push forward in preparation for August Burns Red. Twenty minutes later, as the lights dimmed, August Burns Red took the stage and proved that all the audience’s preparation was worth it. With a commanding stage presence and impressive lighting effects, the band successfully engaged the crowd and managed to convince even skeptics (read: me) that they were a seasoned, hard-working band that knew how to put on a show.
As August Burns Red finished their set, the remainder of the crowd pushed forward, eager for the show’s headliner, A Day To Remember, to take the stage. After a corny, and almost pretentious, intro video, the band started off their set with “The Downfall Of Us All,” and played not only through most of Homesick, but songs spread all across their discography, all with an impressive LED light display, pillars of smoke, and confetti to back up the band’s already-impressive performance.
Overall, the show was top-notch. Much credit belongs to A Day to Remember for taking out solid bands and for using their status as a headliner to put together an amazing stage set up. It is recommended that any fan of the scene A Day To Remember see this show. Unfortunately, with most dates on the tour sold out, you may have to scour eBay or pray that the venue releases more tickets if you haven’t already bought one.


SETLISTS:
Enter Shikari:
Solidarity
No Sweat
Havoc A
Mothership
Zzzzonked!
Sorry, You’re Not A Winner

Silverstein:
Your sword vs my dagger
Vices
Broken Stars
Smashed into pieces
Bleeds no more
Fist wrapped in blood
I Am The Arsonist
Born dead
Smile in your sleep

August Burns Red:
Backburner
Whitewashed
Meddler
Marianas trench
11th hour
Your little suburbia is in ruins
The truth of a liar
30 and 7
Composure

A Day To Remember
The Downfall of us All
A Shot in the Dark
The Danger in Starting a Fire
Over My Head (Cable Car)
You Already Know What You Are
My Life for Hire
Mr. Highway's Thinking about the End
Holdin' it Down for the Underground
And Thier Name was Treason Intro into
Casablanca Sucked Anyways / A Second Glance / your way with words is through silence
You should've Killed me if you had the chance
Fast Forward to 2012
Speak of the Devil
Monument
Homesick
Have Faith in Me
I'm Made of Wax Larry

Encore
If it Means A Lot To You
The plot to Bomb the Panhandle


PICTURES:
A DAY TO REMEMBER:


AUGUST BURNS RED:


SILVERSTEIN:


ENTER SHIKARI:


VEARA:


Photos taken by Nikki Versandi
Tags: toursick, A day to remember, silverstein, enter shikari, veara,
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