The Devil Wears Prada Perform ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below' For The 10 Year Anniversary; Special Guests ’68 & Fit For A King
Author & Photographer - Anthony Cannella
Think about May 5th, 2009, and how old you were at that time. Think about how in things were life and how music was during that era. On that exact date after their 2008 Warped Tour appearance, The Devil Wears Prada graced the music industry with their third studio album ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below’ . Years later, they give us a taste of those times again with giving their fans a 10 Year Anniversary Tour with guests ’68 and Fit For A King. Check out below to view how these bands brought down Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 23, 2018!
’68 | Bottom Lounge | 11/23/18 | Chicago, Illinois
As the smashing duo ’68 took the stage, they were exactly what Chicago needed to start off the night. Josh Scogin (Guitar and Vocals) and Nikko Yamada (Drums) are truly something special to see due to their high energy performance and intense Punk Rock style. Seeing this type of Punk Rock is rare now a days and these boys pull it off to perfection. Seeing the ’68 live, you can expect an experience close to what the grunge scene was like in the 1990’s, which is a compact crowd, loud, things getting tossed on stage, and a set that allows the crowd to give them energy to feed off of. ’68 tours frequently, so see if this duo will be near you anytime soon!
Fit For A King | Bottom Lounge | 11/23/18 | Chicago, Illinois
As ’68 finished up rocking their set, Fit For A King controlled Bottom Lounge as they wasted no time with coming out to “The Price Of Agony”. They gave Chicago a bit of everything including songs of their smashing new album ‘Dark Skies’ that was released September 14, 2018. Jared Easterling (Drums, Backing Vocals), Ryan Kirby (Lead Vocals), Ryan O'Leary (Bass), and Daniel Gailey (Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals) are a group of guys that you must see, due to the fact how much in sync they are with each other at all times.
Because of that, they produce such a live powerful sound that gets the crowd going from start to finish. After the show we met with Vocalist Ryan Kirby and he stated, “We couldn’t be happier on how you guys all reacted to Dark Skies and the support that you all give to us.” If you want to see for yourself what we are talking about, you are in luck! Fit For A King will be touring early 2019 in the United States with August Burns Red and Miss May I and also in Europe in April 2019 with headliners Emmure! Dates and venues have been released for both tours!
The Devil Wears Prada | Bottom Lounge | 11/23/18 | Chicago, Illinois
As the lights cut out and the intro music came in, it was time for the moment we all waited for! The Devil Wears Prada took over Chicago as they played their hit third studio album ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below’ in its entirety. Knowing the fact that this album was released ten years ago, we can assure you that Jeremy DePoyster (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Mike Hranica (Lead Vocals), Andy Trick (Bass), Kyle Sipress (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), Jonathan Gering (Keyboards), and Giuseppe Capolupo (Drums) aged well, due to their sound and performance being flawless as ever. The Devil Wears Prada came out with ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below’ in 2009 after their killer appearance at Warped Tour in 2008.
They stated how they wanted this record to be their most epic on, so that it would reflect in their shows and we can assure you years later it is still amazing. The whole album is honestly one big epic rollercoaster ranging from its insane songs like “Danger: Wildman” to “I Hate Buffering” to its more melodic songs like “Louder Than Thunder.” Due to that, you can only imagine how it was live at a loud compact venue like Bottom Lounge in Chicago. ‘With Roots Above and Branches Below’, at the time, served as a gateway into that genre as a whole for that generation and it truly showed based on its younger crowd. Due to that, it served as a special night as it allowed those fans relive their memories from 2009.
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