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Sleeping With Sirens Kicks Off Tour In Nashville


Sleeping With Sirens, Photo by Sarah Rosin

On July 2nd, Sleeping With Sirens made their return to live music for the first time in 9 months, kicking off their tour in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works.


Starting off the show with a bang was 408, the band from Florida that has quickly been making a name for themselves amongst the rock community, and they did not disappoint. The boys in 408 filled the stage with their presence, and it was evident that they find joy in their music and wanted to share that with the crowd.


408, Photos by Sarah Rosin


Up next was Winona Fighter, who is notorious in Nashville for being a local band that exploded in popularity due to their uniquely energetic live performances. Winona Fighter's set can only be described as a "calculated chaos" with the band members shoving each other onstage, hyping up each other and, subsequently, the audience.


Winona Fighter, Photos by Sarah Rosin


Kellin Quinn, Photo by Sarah Rosin

After 408 and Winona Fighter warmed up the crowd, it was time for Sleeping With Sirens, who delivered a classic performance for longtime fans of the iconic band. Frontman Kellin Quinn drew the crowd in with several call and response moments as every person in the crowd knew every single word of the band's discography. Fans were also able to see members Nick Martin and Justin Hills hype up the crowd by spinning around and jumping across the stage. There was even a moment during the set when Kellin called for a circle pit and then every member of the band came to center stage to start their own circle pit alongside the crowd.


The rest of the night was a reliable Sleeping With Sirens concert, including a "wall of death" during "Kick Me," a serenade of "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls, a light shined on the importance of suicide prevention before "Better Off Dead," and an encore performance where the band ended on their most popular song, "If You Can't Hang."


Sleeping With Sirens, Photos by Sarah Rosin


Sleeping With Sirens has been an incredibly consistent band since their debut album, "With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear," to their most recent album, "Complete Collapse," with loyal fans knowing every word of songs from "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" to "Bloody Knuckles." The Nashville performance comes just in time, as the band will be embarking on their anniversary tour of their album "Let's Cheers To This," where they will be playing the iconic album front to back. Tickets to the anniversary tour for this Fall can be found here. If the Nashville show is any indication of the tour to come, any proclaimed "emo" will not want to miss out!


Sleeping With Sirens, Photos by Sarah Rosin

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