Yellowcard at the House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC
Hot off the Dirty Work tour with All Time Low, Florida rockers Yellowcard jumped back on the road for a short co-headline tour with Good Charlotte, along with Runner Runner as a support act. At the Myrtle Beach tour stop, fans lined up outside the House of Blues hours before doors opened, ready to hear some amazing music. While it was rather disappointing that on this certain night Yellowcard was not the “headliner,” they still put on a show worthy of that status. The band played a full hour with 13 songs of in your face rock and roll. Starting off the night with “For You, and Your Denial,” vocalist Ryan Key seemed pretty disappointed with the crowd, saying that it was more like a business meeting than a rock concert. Once the fans got the message, they were off their feet having the time of their lives for the rest of the night. There aren’t many words you can use to describe a Yellowcard show. It was hands down one of the best shows I have ever seen, and I’m not the only one who thinks that. Talking with many fans after the show, they all agreed that the concert was amazing. Key’s vocals were perfect, never missing a beat. Violinist Sean Mackin turned his solos into face melting riffs that fit in perfectly with the other instruments. Drummer Longineu W. Parsons III threw down an intense 5 minute drum solo leaving the crowd speechless. The band hit on such fan favorites as “Only One,” “Way Away,” and “Breathing,” along with material from their new album like “Sing for Me” and “Hang You Up.” Of course, the band ended their set with mega hit “Ocean Avenue,” with Key passing his guitar off to a tech, putting him into full on lead singer mode. Key also jumped into the crowd at the end of the song, causing everyone to surge forward. The fans went absolutely nuts, causing the whole venue to shake. The crowd surfing was nonstop, and I don’t think the band would want it any other way. Compared to the other acts of the night, Yellowcard had the best set BYFAR. I have said it before, but it requires repeating; Yellowcard is one of the best live bands you will ever see. I don’t throw that phrase around a lot, it takes an outstanding experience to earn that title, and Yellowcard clearly deserve it. Catch them on their upcoming fall tour, you will not be disappointed.
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