The Killthrax Tour starring Anthrax and Killswitch Engage rolled through Orlando, Florida on April 13th and slammed into the House of Blues. Supporting the co-headliners were Code Orange and The Devil Wears Prada. Due to some technical issues at the nearly sold out venue, we missed Code Orange. However, while various media outlets waited on credentials, we stopped to listen to the music filtering outside the doors and into the courtyard. The eclectic nature of this lineup was the perfect setting for this power punk outfit bringing the heavy to mouse land. Damn shame we missed you, Code Orange, but rest assured, we’re going to check you out as soon as we can.
Midway through The Devil Wears Prada’s second song, the press passes were sorted. I hauled ass into the photo pit just in time to catch the last song. The best part of this set was stepping back to experience TDWP live for the first time. The urgency in their performance made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I felt every pulsating rhythm in my gut. Each riff was disorienting. Each scream grounded me. This total visceral experience quickly engulfed the classic rock fans waiting on Anthrax.
4/25 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo*
4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre**
4/28 – Denver, Colo. @ The Fillmore**
4/29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium and Underground**
4/30 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Midland*
5/01 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant**
5/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall**
5/05 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount**
5/06 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall*
5/07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues*
*Killswitch Engage closes