Suicide Silence Virtual Tour Las Vegas
Covid, Covid, Covid-19…you a hoe. The ‘light beer virus’ may have shut down concerts for the world but you can’t stop the metal! Up until now, the only shows I’ve seen this summer were of folk punk bands across the country coming together to stream their sets via Facebook Live. They were cool to watch, especially while indulging my inner folk punk with a glass of moonshine sitting by the laptop, but it just wasn’t the same as seeing metal. Suicide Silence came through for that in the form of their Virtual World tour! A live streaming, living room circle pitting, Q&A interviewing extravaganza during this most unmetal of pandemics.
Their set started off with ‘Unanswered‘, hell of a choice if you ask me. Seeing them perform from their virtual stage felt like I was watching a living room house show where the band takes up nearly the whole ass room and everybody else is squeezed up against the walls haha. Were fun times actually. So, two or three songs passed by before band commercials came on. Their content honestly was so awesome, I only wish they have these kinda commercials playing in between sets when you’re at a metal show.
This event was also sponsored by Liquid Death, the #1 way to stay hydrated during and after a show! The show itself was around 40 mins and though that was the shortest metal show I may have ever seen, the quality of it was terrific. The amount of energy Suicide put into their set had not let up at all. We all know them for putting their all into every performance. It honestly felt like I was watching them at the Vinyl all over again during their Straight Outta Hell Tour. This was exactly the relief so many metalheads could’ve used this summer.
After the band finished up, they thanked all the fans in Vegas and purchased tickets (at the awesomely low price of $10), and proceeded to sit down for Q&As shortly after. We got to hear about their musical influences in and out of the metal genres, who gambled away the most of their winnings in a casino, and their bassist Dan Kenny’s drunken after-party adventure to Vegas’s greatest punk rock dive ‘Double Down Saloon’ which involved puking on patrons and stumbling out.
Live comments were sent to the band via the ssvirtualtour site. It was a real intimate experience considering more people got to talk to the band then they sometimes get to in person. I hope most everybody got to buy some merch from them. No concert is complete without the merch table and Suicide weren’t about to let the fans miss out on that either. The whole damn event may have been short-lived but it was something I’m so appreciative for and I can only hope other bands follow suit and bring live brutality back to their fans across the world sitting at home, pitting with their pits and spilling their own beer on the bedroom carpet hahaha.
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