On Friday, November 6th, All That Remains and We Came As Romans came through Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on the Hard Drive Live Tour. Though it was the second to last night of their almost month-long run, you would never guess it because of the energy and excitement shown by both bands. All That Remains and We Came As Romans may seem like a peculiar tour mashup, but let me tell you – the fans loved it. For bands that would not normally tour together, it really seemed to work well.
When We Came As Romans took the stage, fans were ecstatic. Their last time at Starland was in March of 2014, so they were definitely due back at New Jersey’s #1 venue, especially since releasing their newest self-titled album this past summer during their run with the Vans Warped Tour. If you have never seen We Came As Romans live, I would suggest to do so. They put on one of those shows you will remember forever. Their energy is contagious and so are the smiles on their faces. They’re one of those bands that you can tell love being on the stage every night even if they tour so much that they are rarely home. As a huge fan of the band since middle school, it is awesome to see that they are still kicking. Their setlist was full of newer songs, but they did not forget many fan favorites such as “To Plant A Seed” and “Broken Statues” for their older fans. They closed out their set with a favorite from their 2013 album, “Tracing Back Roots”, entitled “Hope”. What a way to end an already amazing set. We Came As Romans definitely earned a bunch of New Jersey fans after this performance.
Next up was the band that most in the venue had been waiting for, All That Remains. Though it was their first New Jersey show since ex-bassist Jeanne Sagan left the band earlier this year, fans would never notice a huge difference. New bassist Mike Martin seemed to fit right in with the band and Philip Labonte’s silly stage antics. The band opened up with “For We Are Many”‘s album opener “Now Let Them Tremble…” which honestly added to the excitement of them taking the stage. Their set was full of many old favorites like “Six”, “Two Weeks”, and “This Calling”. They also played a few great tracks from their newest album “The Order of Things” which came out earlier this year. Overall, the band played an awesome set and left many fans ecstatic after such a great show. Hopefully they come back soon and rock our faces off.
Though this tour has now ended, All That Remains is going out on another U.S. tour supporting “The Order of Things”. You can find dates for this tour below and make sure you check out a show if they are coming to your city.
“The Order of Things” Tour w/ support from Devour the Day, Audiotopsy (ex. Mudvayne, HELLYEAH, Skrape), and Sons of Texas:
17-Nov Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
19-Nov Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
20-Nov Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
21-Nov Farmington, NM – Top Deck
22-Nov Tucson, AZ – Club X’s
24-Nov Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
25-Nov Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
27-Nov Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
28-Nov Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
30-Nov Fort Collins, CO – The Aggie
1-Dec Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
2-Dec Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
4-Dec St. Louis, MO – Pops
5-Dec Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
6-Dec Chicago, IL – Concord
8-Dec Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9-Dec Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11-Dec Portland, ME – Asylum
12-Dec Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
13-Dec Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
14-Dec New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
16-Dec Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
17-Dec Flint, MI – Machine Shop
18-Dec Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
19-Dec Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion