This past Sunday, August Burns Red took the stage in Raleigh, North Carolina at The Ritz alongside support acts Silverstein and Silent Planet. Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this show marked the 38th date of their 43 day long tour in celebration of ten years of their milestone album “Constellations.”
If you’ve managed to catch the metalcore powerhouse act over the years as they’ve toured through this area, you know it’s a safe bet to assume that you’ll be witnessing a flawless performance from start to finish. This has proven true time and time again as I’ve seen the band’s performances over the years and it was entirely the case on Sunday as they performed “Constellations” in full, plus a few fan favorites.
The band wasted no time as they jumped right into Thirty and Seven as soon as they took stage, unleashing forth a barrage of pummelling riffage, breakdowns, and an unparalleled light show that would carry through the entire set. The unique nature of the show saw the band playing true rarities such as “The Escape Artist,” “Indonesia,” and “Crusades” – songs that diehard fans present that night will surely never forget seeing played. The quintet closed out the night with a jaw-dropping drum solo from drummer Matt Greiner and Dustin on an auxiliary drum kit, followed by classics “Ghosts,” “Empire,” and “Composure.”