Underoath has officially made a full-blown comeback with a new album which dropped earlier this year, and a tour to celebrate the fresh sounding revival of Underoath. As their latest album, Erase Me, explores more of what they could do as musicians rather than just an everyday band, it seems as if their limits were pushed even further with putting on one hell of a performance in Pittsburgh the other night with a light show performance that brought the hype up to a whole new level. Aside from one of three Warped Tour dates that Underoath played this year (one of them being in Pittsburgh/Burgettstown), they finally were able to play a whole set’s worth of songs, the longest setlist they’ve ever played as mentioned by the bands social media accounts and by frontman Spencer Chamberlain as well. With them on this tour were: The Plot in You, Crown the Empire, and Dance Gavin Dance.
A sold-out Stage AE, 90% of the crowd has never witnessed Underoath live, myself included, and the longest setlist in their entire band’s career… so far it sounds like this could be a very solid night, and it was indeed just that. Opening up with the first single they released for their latest record, On My Teeth, starting off with an insane buildup from not only Aaron Gillespie on the drums, but Chris Dudley (Keyboards) and Tim McTague on a separate set of floor toms as the rest of the band hits the stage. Afterward, Underoath started to dip into some older songs and classics to really give everyone a taste of their entire discography before playing more of their latest record. At the tail end of the night, we even got to see their cover of “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana, who was a huge inspiration behind Spencer and Aarons start of playing music. This was the first time they ever played a cover let alone an acoustic one live.
From simply writing a new album to see what they could do again, to touring a headlining stream of shows, I believe it’s safe to say that Underoath has officially made a comeback that will be sticking around a while longer due to the success they’ve been having which looks to be carrying over into the next year already. Can we expect more touring and maybe even another album? At this rate I think it would be a safe bet to say yes due to seeing that they still have a lot to give, and their live performance lived up to all the hype that was built up for years at this point for most of us that live in Pittsburgh who hasn’t seen them until 2018. Says a lot since the band has been around since the late 90s.
All photos Dave Mondine ©2018
- On My Teeth
- Young and Aspiring
- In Regards to Myself
- Breathing In a New Mentality
- The Blue Note
- It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
- Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
- Reinventing Your Exit
- It Has to Start Somewhere
- A Fault Line, A Fault of Mine
- No Frame
- Too Bright to See, Too Loud to Hear
- A Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White
- I Gave Up
- Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover)
- Writing on the Walls