The Below Tour Part 2 with Beartooth, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada and Erra @ The Strand Providence, RI

Tuesday night in Rhode Island seems like the perfect setting for a quiet, peaceful evening. Instead, The Strand in Providence, RI (formally Lupos) gave New Englanders the metal/rock experience they have all been waiting for. Fans were lined up and ready go to long before doors were set to open.

First up was the metalcore band ERRA. Often opening acts will have to play to partially empty venues while concert goers trickle in, but this was absolutely not the case for ERRA. The Rhode Island crowd showed up early to soak in all they could from this band. ERRA hails from Birmingham, Alabama, but with the size of the crowd wearing their merch and rocking out to hits like “Snowblood”, you would think this band was based out of New England. ERRA is already set to play major festivals later this year like Blue Ridge Rock Fest. It’s safe to say we will be hearing a lot more from this band as they continue to grow.

The Devil Wears Prada started off their set with their newest single “Watchtower”. This metal band has a catalog of albums and singles to choose from, but it is great to see they are still creating new music and that it is being received so well by their fans. One of The Devil Wears Prada’s hardest hitting tracks also happens to have one of the greatest names ever for a song, “Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over” had the mosh pit ramped up to the next level.

Silverstein is a band that has never been afraid to grow and keep their sound fresh. Some think of them as emo, punk, rock, metal or screamo. It doesn’t matter how you classify them. With smash hits like “Ultraviolet” currently playing on Sirius XM’s Octane, Silverstein has amassed a younger, newer following. Many of the newer songs Silverstein preformed such as “Bad Habits” off of the 2020 album A Beautiful Place to Drown have a harder rock feel to them. The core of their fans in attendance though were the ones that have been around and listening since the Warped Tour days. As the song “My Heroine” played it transported all of us back to those early emo days. Interesting fact about the song “My Heroine” is that the first time Silverstein preformed it live was in June 2006 at the Warped Tour. It will be great to see what other new music we will get to hear from Silverstein. Their highly anticipated new album Misery Made Me is set to launch next week on May 6th, 2022.

Headliner Beartooth started off their first song with a bang; literally. Canons containing confetti went off as the band started off their 15-song set with the song “Below”. The purple and black confetti showered down inside the historic building which set the fun and energetic tone for their set. Front man Caleb Shomo ran, jumped and spun around on the stage during their next few tracks that came off of the 2018 album release Aggressive. Caleb has some amazing endurance and knows how to put on a show for the Beartooth fans. The crowd stayed engaged during the entire performance, but the track that seemed to get everyone on their feet and singing was “Skin” off of the 2022 Below (Deluxe). There is no sign of Beartooth slowing down anytime soon either. The band will have a short break next month and then they’re right back at it with festival dates and a European tour.

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