On Thursday, March 23, Pop Evil’s Skeletons tour made its stop in Massachusetts at the Palladium in Worcester. The tour had the support of two excellent bands, AVOID, an up-and-coming band from Seattle, and The Word Alive, a band from Arizona with 25 years of history behind them. First up was a Blast Off with AVOID. They put on an energetic opening act with eight songs that had the crowd screaming and jamming along. The energy in the room almost matched that of frontman Benny Scholl. He and his bandmates, Nick, Chrispy, and Paul along with a special appearance from a friend of the band Coltin Little guitarist of Quarantined gave the night a great start.
Next to take the stage was The Word Alive, bringing the crowd back to 2010 with their single 2012, which featured a reappearance of Benny Scholl for supporting vocals. Telle, Zack, Jose, and Daniel put on a great set that included their Punk Goes POP cover of Heartless, which had the entire crowd singing along. At the end of their ten-song set, they brought out another guest from Extreme Vocal Institute’s David Benites. The crowd was pumped and ready to go.
The lights went down as Pop Evil took the stage, and the crowd found themselves in the Eye of the Storm. With Hayley’s pounding, and the amazing stringed talents of Nick, Dave, and Joey, Leigh began a vocal assault on the packed house of screaming fans. The 16-song set hit on all their best singles and some new stuff from their latest release, Skeletons. The musical assault continued, and the crowd held strong, sang, and headbanged along until the final song of the encore.
The crowd was great, the music was heavy, and you can’t ask for a better show than that. The Skeletons Tour is continuing strong until late April, get your tickets and go support three amazing bands here. Go, support music, and rock on!
About Photographer Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown of dbSomething photography is a proud father of four from northern MA. He has pursued photography and writing on and off since high school. Music, concerts and sports have always been another passion of his. When he’s not working in an office, he photographs surfers, portraits and concerts.