Concert Review: Bury The Hatchet Tour Featuring Falling In Reverse And Escape The Fate

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(PCM) Recently, the highly anticipated Bury The Hatchet tour featuring Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate along with openers Chelsea Grin and Survive This exploded into the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA.

It has been quite a long time since I have seen so many excited fans waiting to get into a show at The Factory, the line was seriously wrapped around the entire building. Once inside, fans packed both the floor and the balcony of the venue eagerly awaiting a show that many thought would never ever happen.

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Over the years there has been a very highly publicized feud between both Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate, so fans were completed shocked at the end of the last year when it was announced that the two bands had hung up their issues from the past and were coming together to embark on the Bury The Hatchet Tour.

It was so refreshing to see both the bands and their legions of die-hard fans finally coming together and proving that the power of music without a doubt has the ability to be quite a unifying force.

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I had a chance to catch up with Escape The Fate bassist and founding member Max Green. We were able to discuss the tour, how he is dealing with sobriety on the road, and what is next on the horizon for the band.

The crowd was a bundle of energy and once Escape The Fate took to the stage, the fans just exploded. The bands nearly hour long set included fan favorites such as “Ungrateful”, “Picture Perfect” and  “Gorgeous Nightmare” along with my personal favorites “One For The Money” and “This War Is Ours”.

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If we thought the crowd was energetic for Escape The Fate, they really went wild once Falling In Reverse took to the stage. The band rocked right out the gate with songs such as “Rolling Stone”, “I’m Not A Vampire” and “Fashionably Late”. It was especially fun to hear the band’s current single “Bad Girls Club” in the live setting.

For an encore the moment that fans were waiting for, finally arrived. Falling in Reverse were joined on stage by Escape the Fate to perform “Not Good Enough For Truth In Cliche” and “Situations”. Front men for both band’s, Ronnie Radke and Craig Mabbitt, did a fantastic job trading off vocals and proving to everyone in attendance that they have indeed buried the hatchet once and for all.

Photography credit: Ken Schuler

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