The California leg of the Get Free Tour concluded last Friday at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Silverstein and Tonight Alive are co-headling the tour with Picturesque and Broadside opening. Unfortunately, I missed Picturesque and Broadside due to pesky LA traffic and the show being relatively early.
I managed to get in the venue right as Tonight Alive took the stage. Singer Jenna McDougall immediately greeted the crow and was met with infectious applause and cheers. The Sydney group started their set with “How Does It Feel?” off their 2015 release, Limitless.
Appeasing to their older fanbase, a rock block of The Other Side songs (“Lonely Girl”, “The Ocean”) sandwiched in between “Listening” off their debut, What Are You So Scared Of?
The setlist featured a nice mix of old and new material, with an acoustic performance of “Oxygen” right in the middle of their performance. The group ended with “Temple”, the super catchy single from their latest album, Underworld. The performance was absolutely captivating and I wished it could have lasted longer.
Silverstein closed out the show, wasting no time and immediately jumping into “Ghost”, a song off their ninth studio album, Dead Reflection. With nine albums and a ton of material to choose from, the group played a diverse set, pleasing old and new fans alike.
Vocalist Shane Told paused mid-set to thank the old fans and vowed to never stop playing old material because it’s where they got their start. This is quite a refreshing take because most Emo bands who have been together as long as Silverstein sometimes avoid old material unless it’s an anniversary tour. The group performed Smashed Into Pieces and Smile In Your Sleep back to back, causing a stage dive outbreak in the venue. The set ended with an encore featuring “Discovering The Waterfront” and “The Afterglow”. If The Get Free Tour is coming to your city, I definitely recommend not missing it.
Photos: Danielle Parsons