As written and shot by Noise Ambassador: Allison Lanza
A sold out crowd of 4,500 music fans filled Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on Friday, February 6 for The World Tour featuring both Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce The Veil.
First onstage was Massachusetts rock outfit PVRIS. After recently releasing their debut album White Noise and attracting a great deal of attention on 2014’s Van’s Warped Tour, the three-piece act brought an extraordinary energy to The World Tour. Warming up the enthusiastic crowd with six upbeat songs from their latest release, including the album’s first single “St. Patrick,” PVRIS was met with a very positive reception from the already excited crowd.
Next up to the stage were Cambridge, UK natives Mallory Knox. The alternative rockers played an energetic set of six and a half songs from the band’s two releases Signals and Asymmetry – the half song coming into play when lead singer Mikey Chapman stopped mid-song to ask security to help a fan get out of the rough crowd. Mallory Knox’s dynamic and extremely impressive set left the crowd adrenalized and eager for what the night had in store next.
Following Mallory Knox was the much-anticipated Sleeping With Sirens. The moment they took the stage and opened with their latest single “Kick Me,” screams overtook the jam-packed Chicago venue. Playing tracks from each of their albums — even slowing things down a bit with “Scene Two: Roger Rabbit” from their 2012 acoustic release followed by a cover of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls — Sleeping With Sirens definitely kept their fans very entertained. Then, following the mini-acoustic set, Sleeping With Sirens kicked the energy back up a notch with two new songs “We Like It Loud” and “Go Go Go.” The band then rounded off their set with one of their most popular songs, “If You Can’t Hang.”
Finally, it was time for the night’s headliner to take the stage. As their Collide With Sky curtain fell — which featured a silhouette of the lady from the album cover — and confetti began to fly, Pierce The Veil began their set with “Hell Above.” The San Diego rockers then continued to play a mix of their most popular songs from their three albums — including the fan favorite “Hold On Till May” during which Lynn Gunn of PVRIS performed guest vocals. Later, lead singer Vic Fuentes slowed things down for “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket” and invited the crowd to sing along which resulted in the beautiful sound of 4,500 voices singing in harmony. The four-piece then rolled on with the rest of their tireless set and closed out the show with “King For A Day” featuring Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.
All in all, the show was a constant stream of energy. All four artists brought their A game and together, PVRIS, Mallory Knox, Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil captivated the sold-out crowd’s attention leaving lucky fans in attendance memories that will likely never be forgotten.