Charlotte, NC– The 2019 Truth Tour shook the foundation at a sold-out Fillmore on Friday night. The night was full blast with headliners Nothing More and support from Of Mice & Men, Badflower and Palisades.
Palisades were first to light up the stage. The band is on tour supporting their recent album, Erase The Pain, and they gave the audience an immediate taste of new music with their opening song, “War”. It was an already packed house as they went on to deliver a brief, but notable set. Palisades formed in 2011 and currently consists of Louis “Lou” Miceli Jr. (lead vocals), Xavier Adames (lead guitar), Matthew Marshall (guitar), Brandon Elgar (bass guitar), and Aaron Rosa (drums). Check out their video for “War” HERE.
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Next up was the Los Angeles-based rock band, Badflower, who are celebrating the recent release of their debut album, OK, I’m Sick. Vocalist and guitarist Josh Katz’ animated stage presence and raw emotional deliverance quickly built a rapport, as the band delivered their catchy tunes such as “Drop Dead”, “Heroin”, and “Ghost”. They clearly had fun performing, which continued to energize the audience. For more Badflower, stream the album HERE.
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The power of the night was turned to level pulverize, as Metalcore madmen Of Mice & Men opened their set with “Warzone.” Phil Manansala (lead guitar), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Alan Ashby (guitar) and Aaron Pauley (bass and vocals) punched through with an electromagnetic pulse and the crowd was eagerly taking it all in. The band’s most recent album release, Defy, in 2018 was ever present in their setlist, as they tore through songs such as, “Defy”, “How to Survive”, “Unbreakable”, “Instincts”, and “You Make Me Sick”.
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The night belonged to Nothing More. Hailing from Texas, this four-piece rock band torched the stage with opener, “Let ‘Em Burn”. Jonny Hawkins (vocals), Mark Vollelunga (guitar),Daniel Oliver (bass), and Ben Anderson (drums) proved infectious adrenaline, as the audience was rocketed into a whole different universe. The set list included “Don’t Stop”, “Do You Really Want It?,” “Still In Love”, “Mr. MTV”, and “Jenny”. Powerful drums, heavy riffs, electrifying vocals, and creative production, there was no stopping the force of the group.
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Nothing More has often used its music to bring light on social and political issues. For this tour, they partnered with charity To Write Love On Her Arms, donating $1 from each ticket sale to the organization. The band is also attached to HeadCount,the non-partisan voter registration that handles first-time voters’ registration needs.
The Truth Tour has been described as being rooted in the concept that music and the spirit of rock & roll are pure forms of truth; spirit that brings people together and sparks new ideas and ways of thinking, which can ultimately inspire change in ourselves and world.
Want to hear MORE? Check out the latest album from Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves. Listen to the thought-provoking “Let ‘Em Burn,” a song fueled by the growing fear and divisiveness in the U.S. Watch the official video for “Just Say When”:
Show Date: 3/15/2019