Sleeping With Sirens Exceed Expectations At Vulnerable Utrecht Show
As support, Sleeping With Sirens were joined by Chapel, a very charismatic and hilarious duo that reminded us a tad of Twenty One Pilots. The duo released their debut EP "Sunday Brunch" last year and have been promoting this release on the road ever since. The duo performed the tracks in a sublime fashion and got the crowd going. We caught their performance through the lens and can be checked out in the gallery below!
Sleeping With Sirens took the stage and quickly burst into song âWe Like It Loudâ, an up-beat firestarter from the bandâs 2015 record âMadnessâ. Band and crowd alike got hyped, as the band found their place on stage and frontman Kellin Quinn started working his magic. Quickly following the anthemic âWe Like It Loudâ, another âMadnessâ fan favourite: âGo Go Goâ.
Next up was another âMadnessâ track, a tad more emotional one this time. Briefly before the track hit, frontman Kellin Quinn used his position of power to passionately address the crowd in a riled-up speech about the power of music, his current deep-rooted struggles and the humanity of all artists, rather than the godlike superhumans we tend to worship and put on a pedestal. Kellin Quinn showed an honest human moment with the likes of over 1.500 fans, and that takes a lot of courage.
Following this performance, Sleeping With Sirens continued quite routine, playing some old and some new, with a special shoutout to the performance of âCongratulationsâ off the record âFeelâ, in which Jake Fowler could show off his guitar brilliance in the solo. The bandâs set came to its way-too-soon conclusion with the anthemic âLegendsâ. Of course, the band did return to the stage and ended the emotional rollercoaster of a performance with one of the heaviest tracks in the bandâs discography âKick Meâ.
Iâve seen Sleeping With Sirens for 10 times in a timespan of 4 years, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that the band has gotten progressively better. Not only their records have gotten more real and more mature, the bandâs liveshow have reached new heights. The musicians play together as if theyâve been together for five lifetimes and the moments of pure self-reflection and humanity made Sleeping With Sirensâ show just that much more special. The bandâs current tour is a vulnerable emotion-filled ride and can make you see the band in a whole new light. Grab a ticket to a âGossipâ show happening near you. You will not regret it.