To get right into it, this show was nothing short of amazing. Every band was spectacular, from soundcheck to performance. The show started off with Minnesota locals, At Mourning’s End, who know how to put on a show. The group killed the stage and left it in shambles. Playing new songs like “Decay”, and fan favorite “Earthbreaker”, the pits were a plenty. Following AME and keeping the energy alive was Silent Planet. Now, if you haven’t heard of Silent Planet, take a moment and open a new tab to listen to their tracks. Silent Planet is redefining modern metalcore, and it’s definitely in a good way. Bringing aspects of their faith and other beliefs into their music, they bring an amazing message that the world really needs to hear. Leaving it all out on the stage, the band’s best friends in Phinehas came out next. Phinehas is always fun to watch. If you have an opportunity to go watch them, do it. Nothing like some classic shredsville to bang your head to. With everything from fast guitar taps, windmill hair, and killer pits, it’s always a party when Phinehas rolls into town. Following Phinehas were hardcore legends Gideon. Gideon came to party, and they party hard. This particular venue had no barricade, so it was incredibly rowdy when Gideon started to play “Kingdom Minded”. It was difficult to not get crushed, but it was worth it. Following the rowdy dudes in Gideon, Fit For A King brought the house down. Hot, sweaty, and loud are three words we can use to describe FFAK’s set. With incredibly high energy and powerful stage presence, the band knows how to leave people feeling touched, but having their faces melted off at the same time. Following FFAK is the main headliner, For Today. For Today is on this tour supporting their new album “Wake”. They played a few new songs from the album, like the main singles “Broken Lens” and “Forced Into Fire”, but also some classics like “Devastator” and “Seraphim” and the encore, “Fearless”. There were several moments of intimacy during For Today’s set, like Mattie Montgomery (vocals) waving a fan’s flag, or the sermon break in the middle of the set. Overall, the show was amazing and definitely a show that had a lot of memorable moments. If you missed it, you can take a trip through the show via the gallery below. Let us know what your favorite moment was at the show if you were there, or what other bands/artists you’d like to see us cover in the coming weeks/months!
(All photos taken by The Show Last Night photographer, Ryan Pugh at The Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.)