Thrice played their first shows back after their near three year hiatus at Tuesday at the House of Blues Anaheim and the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday.
The Wednesday show saw Thrice play a setlist comprised of songs that spanned across their entire discography, from the 2002 release of “The Illusion of Safety,” all the way to their last release in 2011 entitled “Major/Minor.”
The phenomenal performance was met with an equally excited and driven audience. Fans, literally of all ages, came together to sing power ballads like “Come All You Weary,” and also practically tore the room in two with the upbeat rock songs Thrice has built a reputation on, such as “Deadbolt” and “The Artist in the Ambulance.”
Dustin Kensrue made it clear that the performance that night, as well as the performance the night before, were both warm up gigs for everything the band had in store for the rest of year.
The band has already announced they will be performing at a few festivals, both within the country, as well as international, however, by the way Kensrue phrased his words, it could be possible that the band is planning to have another show in Southern California before the year is over.
Nothing has been announced yet, however, the chances of another Thrice show in Southern California before the year is over is very high, due to being from Orange County and they always seem to enjoy playing to their fans around home.
The band ended the night with “Anthology,” as their supposed last song, and then came back out on stage to play an encore set comprised of the songs “The Earth will Shake” and “Beggars.”
Fans were left in waves of emotion as soon as the band had left the stage for good. Many fans were under the impression that they would never see this band perform live again, as their performances in 2012 were suppose to be their “farewell tour” with Animals as Leaders and O’ Brother. Thrice fans rejoiced that night knowing that the band they hold dear to their hearts have yet to throw in the towel.
Tickets to both shows were announced and put on sale the same day, only to sell out within minutes.
The Orange County quartet brought the band Aeges as opening support for the show.
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Post by Matthew Saunders
Photos by Matthew Saunders and Arggi Torres
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