Eastpak Antidote Tour 2011
A Day To Remember w/ August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside, Living with Lions
The night began with Living with Lions as a surprising support, given the heavier nature of the other acts. Nevertheless, they wowed a sold out Rock City with their own brand of Vancouver Pop-Punk and a few tracks from their new album Holy Shit.
The Ghost Inside up next: played great, sang great and looked the part. But they failed to impress me, sounding just like every other Melodic Hardcore band out there. I couldn’t distinguish any of the words in their growly screams and “lyrics”. With a new album due out next year they will need to pull everything out the bag.
Third act August Burns Red showed everyone just why they reached the US Rock No. 1 with their new album Leveler; they have grown a lot since the near decade that has passed since their first album and, frankly, sound a hell of a lot better – with a more mature sound.
A Day To Remember entered the stage to an explosion of confetti and strobe lighting, charging into 90 glorious minutes of old and new tracks. Highlights of their set included a huge crowd sign-a-long to I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?, lead singer Jeremy McKinnon running around the crowd in an inflatable hamster ball (seriously, check out the videos on YouTube) and a beautiful acoustic encore rendition of Have Faith In Me. Finishing with an awesome performance of energetic fan-favourite Downfall Of Us All; these boys showed their rightful place as head-liners.