By: Chris Coutsoukis
This past Tuesday In This Moment invaded the Worcester Palladium as part of their Black Widow Tour alongside Upon A Burning Body, Butcher Babies, and The Nearly Deads. The tour was the second leg in support of In This Moment's 2014 album Black Widow. Front-woman Maria Brink commented, “Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness... She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.”
Embracing their anonymity Nashville rockers, The Nearly Deads took the stage with ferocity getting the crowd hyped for a night of hard-hitting rock and roll. The Butcher Babies led by front-duo Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey showcased powerhouse tunes like "Magnolia Blvd." and "Monster's Ball". Shortly after, Upon A Burning Body was tasked with getting the crowd properly prepared for In This Moment. Fans got a taste of what to expect when Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" blared through the PA, signaling the entrance of the Texan rockers. UABB rode high into the Palladium kicking their set off with "Pledge Your Allegiance" followed up 45 minutes of moshpit-pilates. As their last tune of the night, the Sumerian rockers led the crowd through their Punk Goes Pop cover of "Turn Down For What" featuring Body Counts' Ice T.
After a powerful set by UABB, a Black Widow curtain was hoisted by security to hide the stage. After a brief set up, the sounds of "Sick Like Me" filled the Palladium. Fans immediately responded with a sea of crowd surfing and circle pits. The ten song set by In This Moment led was heavy on their 2012 album Blood and current Black Widow. Fans in attendance were treated to mosh anthems like "Adrenalize", "Big Bad Wolf", and "Blood". As per typical ITM set, front-woman Maria Brink slowed things down for some vocal balladry on crowd favorite, "Burn". All in all, The Black Widow Tour delivered a smash mouth line-up and night of hard-hitting tunage which fans won't be forgetting anytime soon.
*Shot at The Black Widow Tour at Worcester Palladium 4/21/15 - Worcester, MA. © Chris Coutsoukis, 2015.*
Remaining Black Widow Tour Dates:
4/25/15 — Fort Myers, Fla. — Fort Rock
4/26/15 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome To Rockville
4/28/15 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
4/29/15 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29
5/3/15 — Concord, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/5/15 — Atlanta, Ga. — Center Stage
5/7/15 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
5/8/15 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room
5/9/15 — Somerset, Wis. — Northern Invasion 2015
5/10/15 — Madison, Wis. — WJJO MayDay MayLay
5/12/15 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave
5/14/15 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount
5/15/15 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Rapids Theatre
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