Yesterday, Rise Records’ massive package tour, The Rise Up Tour, passed through Amsterdam’s Melkweg. Boasting a line-up with three headliners (The Devil Wears Prada, Silverstein and Memphis May Fire), the tour may well make for one of the most explosive package jaunts in quite some time. We followed Canadian hardcore outfit Silverstein around for the duration of the day, documenting what went down from the moment they arrived backstage to the moment they left for their next show in Frankfurt.
14:29. The Melkweg crew prepare the 700-capacity Oude Zaal for proceedings.
15:42. Paul-Marc Rosseau has discovered a unique way of opening his bottle of water; by piercing it with a wine bottle opener
15:44. Frontman Shane Told shows us his Raddish.
15:51. Paul-Marc, Shane and a crew member compare heights.
16:07. Bassist Billy Hamilton examines and adjusts his pedal set-up.
17:04. Memphis May Fire frontman Matty Mullins joins us on a trip to the local Falafel chain
17:06. Paul-Marc signs a Baseball cap handed to him by a fan.
17:06. Two enthusiastic Silverstein fans approach Paul-Marc.
17:07. Members of Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada and Memphis May Fire hang out downtown.
17:17. Tech guy Spencer and Silverstein drummer Paul Koehler show off their Falafels.
18:14. Like Moths to Flames prepare for their opening set.
18:35. Spencer is ready for Like Moths to Flames.
18:39. The Devil Wears Prada touring drummer Giuseppe Capolupo chills out.
18:50. Like Moths to Flames.
18:59. It’s middle finger time for Like Moths to Flames.
19:20. It’s 15 minutes till showtime for Anthony Sepe and his band, Memphis May Fire.
19:48. Matty Mullins onstage during Memphis May Fire’s destructive set.
20:20. It’s not long till Silverstein perform, with Paul-Marc adjusting his hair in preparation.
20:27. With minutes to spare, frontman Shane Told emerges out of the wilderness.
20:37. Told raises his fist in front of 700 rabid Silverstein fans, all of whom braced the cold and a week’s worth of gigs to make it out to the show.
20:42. “This, kids, is how to raise a fist”
20:57. Guitarist Josh Bradford lets loose onstage.
20:59. Silverstein’s most dedicated.
21:00. It’s still all systems go in the Melkweg.
21:02. The set nears an end, with the band not at all prepared to rest just yet.
21:10. The ferocious set approaches a caterwauling end.
21:13. Koehler unwinds following a successful set.
21:17. It’s a case of “who can shout the loudest”, with The Devil Wears Prada’s Kyle Sipress up against…
…the one and only Josh Bradford.
21:19. Did he win, though? We’ll never know.
21:33. The night’s headliners, The Devil Wears Prada, prepare for their manic live set.
21:36. TDWP frontman Mike Hranica sings his heart out in front of a packed crowd as the Amsterdam leg of the Rise Up Tour reaches its finale.
22:50. And that’s a wrap, cheers!
The Rise Up Tour will continue tonight in Frankfurt, before also stopping off for a handful of UK shows. Check each band’s respective Facebook page for more details.