Pierce The Veil
And I Prevail
Vic Fuentes PTV
Pierce the Veil
Vic Fuentes PTV
VIC Fuentes PTV
November 12, 2022
The True Power tour roared into a sold-out Cleveland Agora on Friday night.
Pierce The Veil kicked things off with about an hour set of pop-punk tunes, with a large chunk from their debut album Collide With The Sky. Most of the fans, many of them female, were happy to sing/shout along with guitarist/vocalist Vic Fuentes.
Fuentes noted that it had been six years since the band has played in Cleveland and that he missed playing here.
The fans missed them too as many of them tried to get close to the stage by crowd surfing in the lower section. This was the most crowd surfing that I had seen in a very long time.
Everyone seemed to be having fun and letting off some steam, including the band.
Half way through the set, Fuentes told the audience "this is the loudest crowd so far this tour! I can't even hear my in-ear monitors." Which brought an even louder uproar from the crowd.
The band, now consisting of three original members, Fuentes, bassist Jamie Preciado and guitarist Tony Perry also broke out a new tune, "Pass The Nirvana," which will be featured on a new album next year.
The show closed out with "Match Into Water" and "King For A Day."
I Prevail then came to the stage with their brand of metalcore rock.
Led by co-lead singers Brian Burkheiser and Eric Vanlerberghe, I Prevail brought a very high energy performance that equally matched Pierce The Veil.
Leaning heavily on their latest album True Power, the band played eight tracks from that lp during their sixteen song set.
Songs like "Body Bag," "Bad Things" and "Choke" were well received by the sold-out crowd.
However, "Breaking Down"and "Scars" really got the crowd going.
The nearly ninety minute set came to a close with a two song encore consisting of " "Gasoline" and "Bow Down." Thus ending a great night of hard rock music in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame city.
Reviews and photos by Greg Drugan