The First Love Tour rolled into Orlando on January 25, 2019. The stage at the CFE arena was over 9 ft tall with a full catwalk and setup for an epic night of music.
Opening the show was the Fever 333, the three-piece band consists of former Letlive vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, former The Chariot guitarist Stephen Harrison and Night Verses drummer Aric Improta. This is one band to put on your must see list. The energizing performance of these three rapcore musicians is awe inspiring. Playing songs from their debut EP “Made In America”, Jason was also very interactive with the crowd sharing his stories about the songs they sing. He was especially grateful for the women in the audience and in his life that made him the man he is today.
Next up was Thrice, an American rock band from Irvine, California. Thrice’s earlier music was known for being fast and based in heavily distorted guitars, prominent lead guitar lines, and frequent changes in complex time signatures followed by a turn to progressive rock. Some of the fan favorites were played including “Hurricane”, “Hold Up a Light” and “Black Honey”
And finally Bring Me The Horizon came to the stage with a bang. Bring Me The Horizon is one of those bands that constantly re-imagines themselves through each album. The style of their work ranges from the early days of deathcore and metalcore to the shift to more of an alternative pop/electronic rock on their latest album. The fans in the audience knew all of the words to each song, danced like their lives depended on it, and had the biggest smile on their face with their hands in the air. They opened the show with “I Apologize If You Feel Something” from their most recent album Amo which is the sixth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. Originally scheduled for release on 11 January 2019, it was released on 25 January 2019. Other songs from the newly released album included “Mantra”, “Nihilist Blues”,” Wonderful Life” and “Ouch” ending the show with “Drown” from the album “That’s the Spirit”.