This Wild Life, a local Southern California band was the first band of the night to perform at the beautiful Fox Theater in Pomona. This Wild Life, a two piece acoustic band stole the hearts of the crowd. The came on before the three other bands that consisted of electric guitars, loud drums and screaming front men.
This Wild Life got the crowd to clap and sing along to songs off their most recent album “Clouded”. Kevin Jordan, bearded with an angelic voice and Anthony Del Grosso, heavily tattooed guitarist, definitely gave the crowd a treat.
Next Beartooth took the stage. They can only be described as a loud five piece band that likes to jump off speakers and get the crowd moving. Lead singer Caleb Shomo was backed by Taylor Lumley, Kamron Bradbury, Oshie Bichar and Brandon Mullins all of which had wonderful stage presence and interacted with the crowd.
Their energetic performance got the crowd pumped up for the next band which was one of the co-headliners, Sleeping With Sirens.
Lead singer Kellin Quinn, especially popular with the ladies in the crowd who were screaming for him once he took the stage is backed by Justin Hills, Jack Fowler and Gabe Barham.
Starting off the set with their latest single “Kick Me”, the energy in the room was higher than it was the entire night. Hills, bassist and Fowler, guitarist closed the gap of the photo pit between their fans in the front row by leaning towards the crowd and singing along with them.
Slowing down in the middle of their set to play a song off of their acoustic album and a Goo Goo Dolls cover of “Iris”, they still kept the attention of the eager crowd.
Holding up lighters and iPhones with the flashlight on and swaying to the music; all attention was on Quinn and the acoustic guitar on stage.
Finishing off their set with just as much energy as they started with they performed their song “If You Can’t Hang” which got everyone in the Fox Theater off their feet even if they weren’t fans of the band.
The last band to take the stage that night was Pierce The Veil. This four piece band from San Diego was the perfect way to end the night. When the curtain fell and revealed the band to the dedicated fans, the place was more alive than it was all night. Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes, Jaime Preciado and Tony Perry started off their set with confetti canons.
Preciado and Perry were constantly running around the stage and switching sides to interact with the crowd. They kept everyone on their feet and the energy going. During their third song, “Bulls In The Bronx”, they invited a spanish dancer to dance during the guitar solo, which got the crowd roaring.
Flashing lights and many more confetti canons later, it was time for lead singer of Sleeping With Sirens, Quinn, to join Pierce The Veil on stage to sing a song they recorded together, “King For A Day”.
“King For A Day” was the perfect song to end the night.
The World Tour is on it’s first U.S. leg of the tour and comes back to Southern California in January with two new openers, Pvris and Mallory Knox.