Saves the Day and Bayside decided to team up this Fall to deliver a thrilling show fans of either could appreciate. Joining them on the tour are I Am the Avalanche and Transit no less—making for one packed show lacking in any dull moments.
Unfortunately, I didn't arrive in time to catch Transit, but I walked in right as I Am the Avalanche took the stage. The band delivered a high-energy performance ridden with tracks from their latest album, Avalanche United, as well as tracks from their debut album. They may not have been the headliners, but there were plenty of fans in the crowd singing along. It didn't compare to when Saves the Day stepped out though.
The band walked on stage and kicked off their co-headlining set with fan favorites, “Firefly” and “Shoulder to the Wheel.” The audience could hardly control their excitement! However, Saves the Day did not get the same response for new tracks like “Daybreak” and “Deranged & Desperate.” The fans were more captivated by the older songs such as: “Anywhere With You,” “The End,” and “Sell My Old Clothes, I'm Off to Heaven.” Surprisingly, the set consisted of many Stay What You Are tracks like “Certain Tragedy,” “This Is Not An Exit,”--which was the song voted for via their Facebook.-- and closed the set with the album's opener, “At Your Funeral.”
The audience was in good spirits while they patiented waited for Bayside to close the night out, and they even sang along to System of a Down which was blasting over the speakers. The lights dimmed and the band jumped right into “Blame it on Bad Luck,” from their Self-Titled album. Despite how much of the crowd were there for Saves the Day, it was clear why Bayside was topping the bill of this co-headlining show. The fans' voices were shaking the walls as they sang along with Raneri's opening vocals before whick followed through to the catchy number, “No One Understands.”
Bayside then picked up the pace with, “Hello Shitty” and “Already Gone” from the band's new album Killing Time. They never slowed down and hardly ever took a break inbetween songs. The only breaths Raneri caught were during the moments he held the mic out to the crowd for them to take over for a bit. After another new track, “The Wrong Way,” the band went back to their first full-length with “Alcohol and Alter Boys.”
Although the band wasn't showing any signs of tire, they were able to step back while Raneri played the acoustic track, “Don't Call Me Peanut.” He put a halt to his vocals and let the fans sing the second verse. It's always a great feeling to hear such a loud crowd sing along and everyone that night was on point. The band came back with the energetic, “Montauk,” before getting to “The Walking Wounded”-- which featured Vinnie Caruana coming out for his guest vocals in the song. Bayside ended the night with “Devotion and Desire.” The attendents anxiously awaited and yelled for an encore, but the night was over. Nevertheless, no one left the building disappointed.