Alone are a band from Derby, that joined The Blackout
on their 'Final Party Tour'. They kicked things
off with the song 'The Bells! The Bells!!' that
had the crowd moving and jumping around.
During one of their songs, the lead singer Steven
Battelle, made everyone watching the bands performance
to move back slightly, he jumped off stage and
over the barrier with his guitar and played along
to the rest of the song, right in front of the
growing crowd. This was a great way to interact
with fans and get everyone warmed and pumped up
for the main performance of the night.
band ended their set with the song 'Love Will
Eat You Alive' that got everyone moving one last
time before The Blackout took to the stage.
I rate Lost Alone 3/5 because of their interaction
with the crowd and watching the crowd dance along
with the lead singer Steven, when he was off stage
with his guitar was really entertaining.
After the band having to cancel a number of UK
shows in late 2013 because of vocalist, Gavin
Butler suffering from a recurrence of a hemiplegic
migraine, The Blackout were back for their 'Final
Party Tour (Take
2)' and they were better than ever! The Welsh
Band kicked things off with the song 'I'm a Riot?
You're a fucking Riot' and exploded on stage.
Before vocalist, Sean Smith started to sing he
was already in the crowd, dancing and moshing
away with fans to the song. Sean let a number
of people in the crowd sing along with him through
his mic, he was in the crowd for about 3 or 4
songs whilst crazed fans ran circles around him
dancing like no one was watching. The atmosphere
of the room seemed to change, almost as if it
was an actual party and not just any gig, so i
guess the band really did 'Start The Party'.
long, Sean was back on stage with the other band
members that were still exploding with energy.
During one of their songs, as there was a lot
of empty room in the venue, the band decided to
make the crowd run to the back of the room and
told them to crawl on their hands and knees back
to the stage once Sean said go and once the song
kicked in. (as you can see in the video below.)
By seeing this you know the band have dedicated
fans that do every word they tell them at one
of their shows.
at the bands shows, during their song 'Save yourselves'
the band make the crowd kneel down until the song
kicks in, once it does they jump up from their
knees and go crazy, but this time was different,
as soon as that part of the song played, the crowd
automatically knelt down without the band having
to tell them to do so. By them doing this you
could tell that nearly all the people there had
been to one of the bands concerts before.
The Blackout ended once again an amazing performance
with the song 'Start the Party' from their latest
album and gave the crowd one last chance to party
hard. I rate this show 5/5 purely because of how
much the band spend Touring and interacting with
the crowd and their fans.
The Blackout 5/5
The Blackout - Video
Review, Photos And Video By Jazza Wallace