Saturday, May 6, 2006
IN FLAMES‘s North American headlining tour with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY kicked off last night, May 5, in Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom. Here are a few news bits from the show:
-EVERGREY performed five songs, but the guitars went dead due to some sort of electrical problem at the beginning of their closing song “A Touch of Blessing”. However, the band soldiered on and played the song with just vocals, bass, drums and keyboards, having the fans clap along where the guitars would have been. [Ed note: The band did not have a paper setlist anywhere, and due to this reporter only having one album by them (The Inner Circle), the band’s setlist will be displayed on a later date.]
In other EVERGREY news, drummer Jonas Ekdahl confirmed to SMNnews.com that the band will be performing for 75 minutes in their direct support slot to NEVERMORE‘s headlining show at Jaxx in West Springfield, VA this Sunday, May 7. IN FLAMES and THROWDOWN will not be at that show.
-NEVERMORE performed six songs. They are as follows:
Engines of Hate
Dead Heart in a Dead World
JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick subbed in for Steve Smyth who, as previously reported, is on medical leave due to a severe kidney problem that may ultimately require a transplant. Former ICED EARTH and MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough filled in for Jim Sheppard, who is undergoing “routine tests” for his fight with Crohn’s Disease. MacDonough sang back-up vocals for closer “Born”.
-THROWDOWN included a tribute to the late and great Dimebag Darrell in their set by covering “A New Level” from PANTERA‘s “Vulgar Display of Power” album. The solo, however, was left out. No setlist is available as of this time.
-IN FLAMES performed 18 songs. They are as follows:
Take This Life
Touch of Red
Watch Them Feed
Worlds Within the Margin
Dial 595 Escape
Embody the Invisible
Only for the Weak
The Quiet Place
My Sweet Shadow
For those of you keeping track at home, the album by album breakdown for the tracks goes like this:
Lunar Strain: 1
The Jester Race: 1
Reroute to Remain / Trigger EP: 4
Soundtrack to Your Escape: 4
Come Clarity: 4
That would be a 2:1 ratio of post-Tokyo Showdown tracks to pre-Tokyo Showdown tracks for you math majors out there.