“The Taking Action tour” rolled into Jacksonville Florida on a soon not to be quit evening at the Murray Hill Theater. The tour is starting the Christian hardcore band The Devil Wear Prada headlining.
The Devil Wears Prada will be headlining the 2014 Take Action Tour with The Ghost Inside, I Killed The Prom Queen and Dangerkids! Tickets are on sale now with 10% of each sale going to our friends, Living The Dream Foundation.
Ignite Music Magazine rolled up to the Murray Hill theater two hours before the show was to start to see that there was already a line a couple hundred deep of devoted fans down the sidewalk. Mostly major fan that wanted to get in early for a meet and greet with TDWP, they were taking the first 100 lucky fans to come in and meet the band an hour early, which was great to see them going out their way to have some personal contact with the fan that made them be able to do what they love to do.
The supporting bands of Dangerkids, I Killed The Prom Queen, and Ghost Inside all were high energy on stage and in their vocals.
First up on the stage was Dangerkids, one of the newer bands on the Rise Records roster of talent. Presenting a stunning mixture of hip hop and post hardcore, the inspired songs on their debut recording Collapse succeed beyond anyone’s expectation within a live setting. Opening up with the triumphant refrains of Countdown, Dangerkidsblasted into a solid collection of songs – and really had the early arrivals taking notice. Other standout cuts included Paper Thin, Hostage, and the anthem-like Waking Up.
I Killed The Prom Queen from Down Under took to the stage next,. It’s been six years since the release of the last effort, and the band was on tour promoting their just released album entitled Beloved on Epitaph Records. unleashing a raw amount of energy and aggression that sent the mosh pit in flight. Even in their abbreviated show, I Killed The Prom Queen presented raging tunes such asCalvert Street, To The Wolves, and the mighty Say Goodbye.I Killed The Prom Queen presented the crowd with a wildly memorable show! Sheer brilliance indeed!
The Ghost Inside rampaged the stage next, unleashing a mesmerizing selection of tunes that nearly blew the walls out of the Murray HILL Theater. Opening their set with the searing refrains of Engine 45 from their Epitaph album Get What You Give, The Ghost Inside scorched through fan favorites such as Unspoken, Grownup, Sacrifice, 33, and Faith And Forgiveness. The Ghost Inside has toured the world, and remains one of the very best melodic hardcore bands to rage out of the Los Angeles music scene.The Ghost Insideconsists of Jonathan Vigil on lead vocals, Aaron Brooks on lead guitar and backing vocals, Zach Johnson on rhythm guitar, Jim Riley bass and backing vocals, and ex-For Fallen The Dreams member Andrew Tkaczyk on drums. The Ghost Inside will also be on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!
The town of Dayton, Ohio was being well represented on the Take Action Tour this year, first with the openers Dangerkids and then at the night’s grand finale with a thunderous appearance by The Devil Wears Prada. The band has grown tremendously since their formation in 2005, and their lively performance at the Murray Hill Theater presented The Devil Wears Prada at the very height of their sonic artistry. From the rapturous opening strains of Sailor’s Prayer followed by the wondrously intensive Escape, The Devil Wears Prada unleashed a fury of tunes that sent the crowd into a spiraling wall of moshing and singing along. Mike Hranica remains a dynamic force to be reckoned with, delivering the compelling lyrics like a front man possessed. Also notably is the persuasive work of Jeremy DePoyster, delivering the goods with conviction on rhythm guitar and vocals.
This overall lineup is tremendously effective, leaving an indelible impression. Their latest magnum opus 8:18 is now available fromRoadrunner Records. Expect The Devil Wears Prada to be burning up stages all across the country on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, be sure to catch The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, I Killed The Prom Queen, and Dangerkids on the remaining dates of the Take Action Tour 2014! An incredible lineup rendering this year’s tour one of the very best the long running concert series has offered!