Last night, I was taken back in time. Or was it the future? Future Hearts? The Back to Future Hearts Tour, featuring All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Neck Deep and ONE OK ROCK made their stop at The Shrine in Los Angeles this week and did not disappoint. As I entered the room, it wasn't to my surprise that the auditorium was filled and screams of excitement echoed throughout the hall.
Known for their electrifying live shows, Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK opened up the night to a full crowd. Performing songs from their new album 35xxxv, these guys defied the standard of an opening set and gave LA a set to remember. With the album featuring Kellinn Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) on the track Paper Planes, it was a nice surprise when Kellinn came on stage and performed the song with the band. ONE OK ROCK will finish up this tour, along with a few U.S headlining dates along the way. Find a show near you!
Next to enter the stage was the UK, generic pop punk band, Neck Deep. I've had the pleasure of catching these guys the past two years on Warped Tour and it has always been a good time. With a mix of anthems, circle pit melodies and their legendary sing-a-long to Part of Me, you really get a taste of the band's various talents. This is one of the first tour runs here the band has been able to play most of their new album, Life's Not Out to Get You, and it is just as good live as it is on press. If you miss them on this tour, they'll be heading out early next year with State Champs, Creeper and Light Years.
Then came the reason for my attendance. Sleeping with Sirens. Once the band entered the stage, the decibel level of screams went through the roof. As the crowd pushed towards the front of the stage, many began to crowd surf just to get out of the overly full pit. For the first song, it was nearly impossible to hear lead vocalist, Kellinn Quinn, over the vocals of the audience. Performing tracks off of their newest album, Madness, all the way back to songs like Congratulations, everyone had something to be excited about. A few highlights from the night, aside from Kellinn's consistently killer vocals, were the beat boxing interlude to Roger Rabbit, Justin's guitar tricks, and the incredible energy from a surprise guest in the last track. It was a night full of memories. Make sure you get out to one of the last stops of the Back to Future Hearts Tour and witness it for yourself!