On Tour: Thrice

It always amazes me that Thrice has the ability to change a little here, a little there with each new album, but still maintains its sound.


While the summer season may be winding down, the fall concert season is just beginning. Fresh off its summer tour, Thrice doesn’t look like it will be slowing down any time soon. Thrice is back in full support of its new album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. The fall tour kicks off on September 15, and will make a St. Louis stop at The Pageant on September 30.

With more than 15 years under its belt, Thrice is often considered one of the most influential bands of the early 2000s for its experimental, melodic, and very heavy post-hardcore sound. The band has put out eight studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, and five EPs.

The new album has received mixed reviews, but the overall reception has been good. While it’s not as fast as previous releases, it’s definitely a matured sound. To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere is a mix of old and new, and that’s what I love about it. I think the band is at its best, and this album shows that. It’s still heavy, melodic, and experimental, and the guitars, drums, and vocals are absolutely on point with this album. Standout track “Black Honey” comes with a solid music video. This is what I’ve grown to expect from Thrice, and the album has me excited for the fall tour.

I personally fell in love with Thrice with its 2003 release, The Artist in the Ambulance. That album just blew my mind and made me appreciate more experimental music. Of course, after hearing the new disc, I had to go back and check out the previous albums, and was in awe. It always amazes me that Thrice has the ability to change a little here, a little there with each new album, but still maintains its sound.

I didn’t think Thrice could get any better than the The Artist, and then, in 2005, Veissu dropped. That’s my redefining album for the band. From beginning to end, it’s just one heavy journey of amazing vocals, strings, and percussions. “The Earth Will Shake” is my favorite song from that album, and easily in my Top 3 Thrice songs. It displays everything great about this band: the vocals are haunting and heavy, the guitars are melodic, and the drums are just banging. It’s Thrice

When the fall tour hits your town, do yourself a favor and go see this show. La Dispute and nothing, nowhere will be the supporting acts. | Adam Robinson

Thrice’s fall tour runs from mid-September through early October; full tour dates are below. More information is available from http://thrice.net/shows/

09.15 | The Warfield, San Francisco
09.16 | Crystal Ballroom, Portland
09.17 | Showbox Sodo, Seattle
09.18 | Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver CAN
09.20 | The Complex, Salt Lake City
09.22 | Slowdown, Omaha
09.23 | First Avenue, Minneapolis
09.24 | The Rave, Milwaukee
09.25 | Agora Theater, Cleveland
09.27 | Stage AE, Pittsburgh
09.28 | Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
09.29 | Cannery Ballroom, Nashville
09.30 | The Pageant, St. Louis
10.01 | Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City
10.02 | Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas
10.04 | Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque
10.05 | Rialto Theatre, Tucson
10.06 | The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
10.07 | Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas
10.08 | The Novo by Microsoft | Los Angeles
10.09 | The Observatory, Santa Ana CA

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