Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, and the rest of the Collide With The Sky Tour bands landed in Dallas on Oct 17, 2012 for their performance at The Door Club. The beginning of our evening was not a pleasant one. The club seemed unprepared for the Sold Out Dallas crowd. We waited outside for a very long time in line, even past the start time of the show. There were no workers walking the lines at the beginning to make sure people were in the right lines before they had already waited in one. Finally we reached the door (to The Door) at the end of Hands Like Houses set. Do to this I cannot give any insight to their performance.
The next band up was Australian band, Tonight Alive. They came to the stage with a lot of energy and pounding instrumentals. They were fun to watch and they played to the crowd throughout their whole set. The only problem I had with their show was that lead singer Jenna McDougall’s vocals seemed to get lost in the intensity of the instruments, so there were times where you could not hear the lyrics to the songs at all. The music sounded good though, but if you didn’t already know all the songs you were destined to be lost. The sections you could hear though sounded really good. I would say they put on a solid performance. I would give them a 3 out of 5 stars on their set.
The main attraction of the night for me was up next in Sleeping With Sirens. After seeing them on Warped Tour this year I came in expecting a great show and they did not disappoint. They came out strong with “Do It Now Remember It Later.” Lead singer Kellin Quinn pulled in a lot of audience participation to really get the show going. The crowd was into it from the start. SWS played all of their big hits minus Roger Rabbit, which I would have liked to see performed. I think that they did the best job of getting the crowd pumped for their set and the headliner. The band moved around a lot featuring all of the members and getting to places where everyone in the audience could get a good view of them. My favorite song performed would be probably a tie between “With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear,” and “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn.” A very fantastic show a 5 out of 5 star performance.
Finally we moved to the back for the headliner as the crowd was getting far too packed in with the huge crowd. Pierce The Veil hit the stage to a huge ovation from the Dallas audience. You could tell right away who the crowd was there for, Dallas loves some Pierce The Veil. They played all of the songs everyone knows and loves, and even gave deep explanations for many of them. The audience was up and moving nonstop throughout the whole show. PTV brought in the biggest crowd participation of the night. The light show and added confetti cannons really brought the show together and brought the party atmosphere. The show hit everywhere there was dancing, pits, and head banging all over the place. Vic Fuentes, lead singer, played out a great acoustic track for the audience to slow things down a little bit before coming back to the hard-hitting tracks. They closed out the show with “Caraphernelia” which gave the audience the chance to scream Texas. As Pierce The Veil exited began the chanting. Within minutes the whole building was shaking with people chanting “King For A Day.” After about 3-5 minutes of solid chanting the projector showed a crown on the opposite wall and the lights went back out. As the intro hit Pierce The Veil hit the stage along with Kellin Quinn to perform their hit single much to the crowd’s excitement. I have to say it was the high point of the night. The performance was fantastic, and the energy throughout the place was undeniable. They closed the show amazingly, and let everyone leave happy and fulfilled. I’d give Pierce The Veil another 5 out of 5 stars.
Though we had a horrible wait and it was an overly packed small venue; I’d like to say we left happy. The show was great and was a lot of fun. I left with no regrets, and memories of a great concert.
Overall show 4 out of 5 stars.
Check out some live videos below (View isn’t the best, but the audio is good)