August Burns Red – The Phantom Anthem Tour at Marquee Theatre

Coverage/Photos By: Julius Aguilar

On January 26, 2018 August Burns Red along with special guests Borns of Osiris, Erra and Ocean Grove packed the Marquee Theatre for the Phantom Anthem Tour.

Ocean Grove, from Australia, opened the show for the evening and did not disappoint. The crowd gathered and packed the floor immediately as they took the stage and the mayhem commenced. They hit the crowd with fast paced heavy sound-waves that moved the crowd to moshing, head banging, crowd surfing and cheering.

Erra, second on the roster of the night, picked up where Ocean Grove left off giving fans a heavy song filled set. With every song, fans push forward trying to get closer and fans pushing up to crowd surf to the front.

Third on deck Born of Osiris sets the scene of chaos with heavy amped up sounds with flashing strobe lights that sets the crowd into a frenzy of excitement. A mosh pit ensues and the amount of crowd surfers doubled as the set continued. Song after song the fans get wilder and more insane with the mosh circle;  pushing and shoving shows the bands the appreciation of the music.

Finally the manic sounds and growls of August Burns Red arrives. Fans not budging from their claimed areas and slowly squeezing tightly to the front of the stage wait in anticipation for a chaotic fun filled night. The giant “U” symbol that stands for the bands name lights the crowd in a fire red hue then shut off. The crowd cheers in excitement and the band members walk out as the stage lights slowly ascend.

Then… the chaos starts with the sounds of “King of Sorrow”. August Burns Red set was filled with amazing fab favorites as well as songs of the new album Phantom Anthem. Songs such as “Spirit Breaker”, “Ghosts”, “Composure”, “The Frost”, “Float” and “Beauty in Tragedy” just to name a few.

The Phantom Anthem lineup was definitely a solid choice of artists, from beginning to end there was never a dull moment nor an empty floor. Each band building up from one another to the climatic ending of August Burns Red.


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August Burns Red

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Born of Osiris

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Ocean Grove

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