On March 9th the Lets Get Abducted Tour rolled through Providence, RI.
The original lineup featured New Years Day who unfortunately had to drop off due to Ash Costello injuring her foot. The tour carried on and eventually ended up at Fete Music Hall. The main room was large and no barrier was up for the evening which pretty much guaranteed an evening of stage dives.
Rhode Island natives It Lives, It Breathes were up first. Vocalist Kevin Lacerda got the crowd going early on with his passionate performance on stage. The crowd followed him throughout the set jumping when ordered with a few crowd surfers making it to the front of the stage. Guitarist Kris Sobanski frequented the front of the stage, dipping his guitar into the front of the crowd as he played.
Vesta Collide from Detroit, MI were up next. The band recently released their first album “New Obsession” on Stay Sick Recordings back in January. Vocalist Mark Pfromm came out on stage soaked in blood and with a wicked looking contact lens in. Most of the crowd seemed like they were seeing the band for the first time, which may have in fact been the case, but they were excited that they were there. As the band played on the crowd began moving and jumping with the music.
The next band on the bill was Cane Hill. Its been a few months since I’ve seen these guys and I was happy to have them in front of my lens again. Cane Hill sounds like if Slipknot and Rob Zombie had a kid and Marilyn Manson raised it, so if that sounds cool to you you’ll probably love these guys. They opened up with Mggda off of their latest release on Rise Records titled “Smile”. I could hear people in the crowd talking about them before they were up so I was sure there was going to be a lot going on and I was right. A pit started almost immediately with a good amount of kids making up onto the stage after crowd surfing. Cane Hill powered through their set with Elijah’s raw vocals and slamming instrumentals from the rest of the band.
Second to last for the night was Bad Omens. The LA based metal band seems to have come out of nowhere over the last couple of years with their first self titled album coming out this past August on Sumerian Records. They’ve been touring around the country since about a year before It’s release and was just recently announced to play Warped Tour this summer. The band had the crowd going from the start of their set with their vocalist Noah Sebastian conducting them. Bad Omens played some crowed favorites like “Glass Houses”, “Exit Wounds”, and “Malice” which had people crawling up over me to get up and jump off of the stage.
To round off the night the party animals in Attila took the stage. The crowd had been waiting all night to see them and they were ready to party. The band played plenty of their hits like Middle Fingers Up, Party With The Devil, and About That Life. Attila had plenty of company on stage as people made their way up to dive off. Fronz filled the gaps between songs with plenty of hilarious stage banter that had the audience cheering and laughing before heading back into their breakdown filled party music to end the night at Fete Music Hall.