Nashville natives Memphis May Fire, along with Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar, and Bad Seed Rising are in the middle of the March of Madness tour in the United States. Memphis May Fire, composted of Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Jake Garland (drums), Anthony Sepe (guitar), and Cory Elder (bass) played an energetic set, with songs from their most recent album “This Light I Hold,” older songs from “The Hollow,” and a few from the two albums in between.
Phoenix band Blessthefall, direct support for Memphis May Fire, put on an incredible, high energy set. Front man Beau Bokan jumped around, from side to side of the stage, fueling the crowd.
The Color Morale played a slightly shorter set to an enthusiastic audience, which created an intense and dynamic interaction between the band and the crowd.
Both Sylar and Bad Seed Rising set the tone for the rest of the night, as both bands put on sets that showcased their passion for their music and performances.
Local openers Fathom Farewell put on an intimate and high energy first set of the night as people trickled into the venue.
Headliners Memphis May Fire were well received by the Providence crowd, as crowd surfing, stage diving, and singing along rapidly increased throughout their set. During the 14 song set, Memphis May Fire played a varied, but balanced mix of songs from their latest four albums, with the crowd responding with enthusiasm to each one. Being able to watch a few bands that draw several hundreds of people at Warped Tour play an intimate show was a perfect scenario, as it created a passionate and electric atmosphere. With seven dates left of the March Madness Tour, this is without a doubt, a must see show.
Check out the remaining dates of the tour:
3/20 — Charlotte, N.C. — The Underground
3/23 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Culture Room
3/24 — Tampa, Fla. — The Orpheum
3/25 — Pensacola, Fla. — Vinyl Music Hall
3/26 — Birmingham, Ala. — Zydeco
3/28 — Austin, Texas — Grizzly Hall
3/29 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Brewster Street Ice House